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Roman Polak | Defenseman

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 236
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Roman Polak is expected to miss four weeks, according to his initial prognosis on his injured knee.
However, Toronto is still waiting for a definitive timetable because of the degree of the sprain hasn't been identified yet. Polak has five points in 21 games this year. His value in fantasy hockey is in real-time categories, where he has racked up 83 hits and 51 blocks. Nov 24 - 1:00 PM

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Toronto is waiting for an MRI on a suspected knee injury to Roman Polak.

According to TSN's Dareen Dreger, the Leafs should know more about his status on Monday. There's a concern that he may have suffered damage to his MCL. Polak has five points and 83 hits in 21 games this campaign.
Nov 24 - 11:52 AM

Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle said that he expects "that [Roman Polak] will be out for a while."

Polak was injured during Saturday's game against Detroit after he got tangled with Wings' forward Tomas Tatar. The 28-year-old has five points, is a minus-six and averages 21:07 of ice time for Toronto this year.
Source: Toronto Sun
Nov 23 - 9:52 AM

Roman Polak will not return to Saturday night’s game against the Red Wings because of an injury to his left leg.

The Maple Leafs defenseman got tangled up with Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar along the boards. He reportedly couldn’t put pressure on his left leg. He played 8:22 and was a minus-1 before departing. The 28-year-old has five points this season. The Leafs are officially calling it a "lower-body" injury.
Nov 22 - 8:44 PM

Roman Polak notched a goal and an assist in Toronto's 5-2 triumph over Tampa Bay on Thursday.

He earned an assist on what would've been an icing call had it not been for Daniel Winnik's hustle and he scored into an empty net for his third goal of the year. Polak isn't known for his offense, but his physicality has been evident with the Leafs. He currently ranks third in the league with 82 hits in 20 games.
Nov 21 - 10:13 AM

Roman Polak potted his first goal as a member of the Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

He was credited with the game winner in a 5-2 triumph over the Islanders. Polak has racked up 34 hits in seven matches this season and is known as a physical defender, but he hasn't been shy about jumping into the offensive attack.
Oct 22 - 9:34 AM

Toronto blueliner Roman Polak avoided injury after he was struck in the arm by a snapshot on Tuesday.

Polak initially went to the dressing room with what seemed like a potentially serious injury, but he returned to the game soon afterwards.
Oct 14 - 8:48 PM

Maple Leafs defenseman Roman Polak exited Tuesday's game against Colorado after blocking a shot with his arm.

There's no word yet on the severity of the injury, but Polak was in visible pain as he left the ice surface. We'll update his condition as information becomes available.
Oct 14 - 7:55 PM

Leafs general manager Dave Nonis is excited about the different element Roman Polak brings to the defense.

The former Blues defenseman won’t do much of anything on offense, but does give the Leafs a right-handed shot they’ve lacked and a steadier shutdown presence. "He's a tough guy to play against," Nonis said. "If you look at the minutes he plays he often plays against team's top players. He is very physical, he's very strong. I think there's a perception that because he's so big he's not mobile, I don't think that's true at all. We think that one of his strengths is his skating ability. He's going to provide a little bit of edge."
Jun 28 - 5:40 PM

The Maple Leafs have acquired Roman Polak from the St. Louis Blues for Carl Gunnarsson and the 94th pick in the 2014 entry draft.

The Blues and Buds exchange two workman-like rearguards. The move will save the Maple Leafs $750,000 in cap room and will give them a much-needed right-handed shot for the left-handed shooting Gunnarsson. Polak is also a little older and more physical than the popular Gunnarsson. Polak is also a better penalty killer, which may be the main purpose for the deal from Toronto's point of view. It looks like a fair trade but an inconsequential one from a fantasy perspective.
Jun 28 - 11:26 AM

Roman Polak's shoulder injury isn't serious, according to Blues GM Doug Armstrong.

"It's a 2-3 week injury, shoulder, nothing serious," Armstrong said. "He wanted and we needed him out of the World Championships, but we expect him to be fully operational and training by June 1." Polak was playing for the Czech Republic at the time of the injury.
May 22 - 1:12 PM

Roman Polak suffered a shoulder injury at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.

He will miss the remainder of the tournament after getting hurt in the second period of the Czech Republic's opener against Slovakia on Friday. He is scheduled to travel to the Czech Republic tomorrow.
May 10 - 3:43 PM

Roman Polak tallied his fourth goal in Tuesday's overtime loss to Dallas.

He matched his previous personal high for goals in a season, which he originally set in 2009-10. Polak has 10 points and a plus-10 rating in 55 games.
Mar 12 - 10:57 AM

Roman Polak (ankle) will rejoin the Blues on Tuesday.

Polak was out for 10 straight games because of a partially fractured left ankle. He has three goals and four assists in 34 contests in 2013-14.
Jan 14 - 12:32 PM

Roman Polak (ankle) took part fully in Monday's practice and he could be back in the lineup on Tuesday night.

He has missed the last 10 games with a partially fractured left ankle and will be looked at in the morning to see if he's ready to return. "I think I'm pretty close," Polak said. "I think I have the green light to go. I don't know when ... if it's going to be tomorrow, the day after. I'm going to do whatever I can to get back in the lineup and we'll see what the coaches decide."
Jan 13 - 5:05 PM

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