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Ladislav Smid | Defenseman

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 209
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Ladislav Smid (upper body) will rejoin the Flames on Saturday.
Smid missed Thursday's game due to the ailment. He has an assist in 14 contests this season. Nov 8 - 9:44 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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Ladislav Smid (mouth) took part in Calgary's season opener.

Smid needed to have a few teeth pulled in late September due to an infection, but it's not surprising that he was available for the start of 2014-15. He had two shots on goal and a minus-one rating in 16:10 minutes of ice time.
Oct 10 - 12:55 AM

Ladislav Smid is back skating after spending time in the dentist's chair.

Smid suffered through an infected tooth that apparently was so bad that the dentist needed to extract a few teeth including the infected one. Smid should be ready for opening night but should not be on your fantasy radar unless you need penalty minutes from a defenseman as he should pick up only 8-12 points.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 28 - 6:37 AM

Ladislav Smid suffered an upper-body injury in Friday's game versus the New York Rangers.

He exited the contest after playing just 5:36 of ice time. He isn't expected to play when Calgary begins their road trip on Sunday in Ottawa.
Mar 29 - 5:06 PM

Ladislav Smid scored his first goal as a member of the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.

Calgary got Smid from Edmonton in November. He's a defensive defenseman, so it's rare for him to find the back of the net. In fact, he has just 12 goals in 522 career contests.
Mar 14 - 9:26 AM

Ladislav Smid returned to practice on Sunday after participating in the Olympic Games.

Smid played for the Czech Republic and was eliminated in the quarter-finals by the United States. "Awesome experience," Smid said. "Obviously, disappointed we lost in the quarter-finals, but overall it was a dream come true. I dreamt about it since I was little — to represent my country. It finally happened. I'm really proud of it. A lot of emotional games. I'm glad I went through it." Smid has only one goal and four points with 64 penalty minutes this season.
Feb 24 - 5:17 AM

Ladislav Smid suited up as the Czech Republic's seventh defenseman during Wednesday's loss to Sweden.

He didn't get any playing time during the 4-2 loss. Smid suffered a lower-body injury before heading to Sochi, but that's probably not the reason why he didn't get any shifts in the contest.
Feb 12 - 3:01 PM

Ladislav Smid suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday's game against Philadelphia, but he's still going to Sochi.

That suggests that the ailment isn't serious even though he didn't play in the third period. Smid is set to represent the Czech Republic at the Winter Games.
Feb 8 - 6:29 PM

Ladislav Smid (undisclosed) returned to action on Tuesday January 28.

Smid wasn't available for Friday's game. He logged 16:26 minutes and had a plus-three rating in his return.
Jan 29 - 1:29 AM

Ladislav Smid (undisclosed) took part in Monday's practice.

Smid skipped Friday's contest and had missed three consecutive practices. However, he felt a lot better on Monday and is optimistic about his chances of returning Tuesday night.
Jan 28 - 9:12 AM

Ladislav Smid has missed the last three practices and sat out Friday's game with an undisclosed injury.

Smid was out due to 'maintenance' according to head coach Bob Hartley. Smid has a goal and three points in 52 games this season with a minus-16 rating and 62 penalty minutes, giving him no fantasy value in a season split between Calgary and Edmonton.
Jan 27 - 5:57 AM

Ladislav Smid will play for the Czech Republic at the Winter Olympics.

NHLers Marek Zidlicky, Radko Gudas, Jakub Kindl, Michal Rozsival and Zbynek Michalek will join Smid on the back end of the Czechs. Tomas Kaberle, Michal Barinka and Luke Krajick will be on the roster as well.
Jan 6 - 3:26 PM

Ladislav Smid has blocked 49 shots in 20 games for the Calgary Flames this season after being traded to them by the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 8.

"Smid was on my wish list for a long time," said Calgary coach Bob Hartley, who has promoted Smid to the Flames' top defense pair along with captain Mark Giordano. "He’s an in-your-face defenseman. He’ll sacrifice anything and we needed veterans who want to win. He’s been a very pleasant addition to our hockey club." Said Edmonton goalie Devan Dubnyk: "You can’t care about getting hurt if you block shots, and Ladi certainly (doesn't) care." Smid hopes to be in Sochi, playing for the Czechs, in his first Olympics.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 09:09:00 AM

Ladislav Smid got lost on Tuesday as he tried to find the Scotiabank Saddledome for the first time.

Smid was playing in his first game at home for the Flames after he was dealt from Edmonton where he played for seven years. "Seriously, I was like, 'I'm lost. I don't want to be lost anymore.' I just pulled over and googled the Saddledome address and put it into the Google maps," Smid said. "I thought I could make it a little bit shorter than in the morning. So, I thought, I'm just going to take a turn left here. And, it was a one-way. (I live) super close, just in downtown. I guess I'm stupid. I was really good in Edmonton, but it's totally different. I've got so much on my mind. It happens." Smid has little offensive upside so his fantasy value is limited at best.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 08:43:00 AM

Coach Bob Hartley is thrilled to have Ladislav Smid as a member of the Calgary Flames.

The defensive defenseman will help out the Flames blueline as he is physical and blocks a lot of shots. "There's no Mr. Casual in him. He's a warrior," Hartley said. "I talked to him and he was so glad about the trade. He's a guy that shows up at home, shows up on the road. He's an in-your-face defenseman. He's a stand-up guy. He's not afraid to stand up in a room and say what he has to say, and after this, he backs it." Look for the Flames to be better defensively with Smid in the lineup and that should help out the Calgary netminders in your pool. Smid has little offensive upside so his fantasy value is limited at best.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 06:48:00 AM

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