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Ladislav Smid | Defenseman | #15

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (9) / ANA
Contract: view contract details

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Ladislav Smid (neck) hasn't decided if he wants to retire yet, per Flames GM Brad Treliving.
Smid is still just 30 years old, but he's dealing with a neck injury that's serious enough to keep him out of the entire 2016-17 campaign at the least. With that in mind it's not clear what the future holds for Smid, though the Flames might have some scouting work available for him. Sep 22 - 4:40 PM

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Ladislav Smid (neck) will miss the entire 2016-17 campaign.

Smid had no points in 22 games last season. He has just one season left on his four-year, $14 million contract with the Calgary Flames, so it wouldn't be surprising if he's played in his last game with the club. The question is if he's played in his last game entirely. The fact that he's been ruled out for the entire season in September speaks to the seriousness of his condition, but he's still just 30 years old.
Sep 22 - 12:18 PM

Calgary is expecting to have a medical update on Ladislav Smid (neck) soon.

He has been suffering from on-going neck issues, which sidelined him for the last 26 games of the 2015-16 season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 28 - 11:01 AM

There's a bit of good news surrounding the injured (neck) Ladislav Smid.

According to a team source, it's "unlikely" that he'll need neck surgery. The veteran defender hasn't played since Feb. 17th, and saw just 22 games all season primarily due to injury or injury-related issues. He's not out of the woods yet, but good news is good news any day of the week.
Mar 13 - 6:16 PM

Ladislav Smid has been placed on the injured reserve list.

This move is presumably retroactive to Wednesday. It's not clear how long Smid will be sidelined for, but at the least this rules him out for Calgary's next three games.
Feb 19 - 12:49 PM

Ladislav Smid left Wednesday's game against the Wild after taking a hit in the second period.

The team's Twitter account is calling it an "upper body injury." He was ridden into the boards awkwardly in the first period. The Flames are suddenly very thin on the back end with the Wideman suspension and this could be a big blow if he has to miss significant time.
Feb 18 - 12:11 AM

With Deryk Engelland being pushed up to forward, Ladislav Smid will slide into Calgary's third pairing Tuesday.

Smid will pair with Jakub Nakladal, who's making his NHL debut. Smid meanwhile has but 17 games to his credit this season with little to show for his efforts.
Feb 9 - 9:11 PM

Ladislav Smid will be a healthy scratch Wednesday when Nashville rolls into Calgary.

It will be the second straight scratch for the former Ducks first round selection in 2004, ninth overall. He's pointless in 14 games.
Jan 27 - 9:34 PM

Ladislav Smid is a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Smid has been a healthy scratch in six of Calgary's last eight games. He doesn't have any fantasy value as he's still hasn't registered a point in 14 games this season. Brandon Bollig and Mason Raymond will also serve as healthy scratches.
Jan 25 - 8:39 PM

Ladislav Smid will be scratched against Carolina on Sunday night.

Smid has played in just 13 games this season, and just five since Dec. 12th. Unfortunately there isn't enough playing time there to warrant fantasy consideration.
Jan 24 - 5:03 PM

Ladislav Smid will return from the press box on Tuesday at New Jersey.

He has been scratched for the last four games. Smid is slated to join Dennis Wideman on the third pairing. He has no points in 12 appearances with the Flames this year.
Jan 19 - 2:55 PM

Ladislav Smid is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

The 29-year-old had some decent years in Edmonton, but he's made virtually no impact since joining the Calgary Flames in 2014. He has no points and a minus-3 rating in 12 games. Brandon Bollig will also be scratched by the Flames.
Jan 7 - 9:09 PM

Ladislav Smid is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Kings.

Smid has no points and a minus-3 rating in 10 games this season. Josh Jooris and Mason Raymond will also watch from the press box. Raymond has three goals and four points in 23 contests, while Jooris has four points in 23 games.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 09:21:00 PM

Ladislav Smid will see his 10th game of the season on Sunday against Detroit.

It's been a tough road back from injury for Smid, who has yet to register a point this season. He does however have 17 hits and 18 blocks, so from a fantasy perspective he has a tough of production to his name.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 03:21:00 PM

Ladislav Smid is a healthy scratch in Thursday's tilt against the Dallas Stars.

The 29-year-old was playing more frequently during the last little stretch, but he's still only suited up in nine games in 2015-16. Brandon Bollig will also watch the game from the press box.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 08:45:00 PM

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D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
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7Deryk Engelland
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