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Roman Polak | Defenseman | #46

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 235
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 6 (180) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Roman Polak was reinstated from his suspension on Tuesday March 28.
Polak served two games for boarding Oliver Bjorkstrand. He had three shots on goal in 21:48 minutes of ice time in his return. Mar 29 - 2:50 AM

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Roman Polak was suspended for two games for boarding Oliver Bjorkstrand on Wednesday.

The Department of Player Safety noted that the "onus" was on Polak to "avoid the hit entirely" as Bjorkstran was "not eligible" to be hit. Polak will be eligible to return to action on Tuesday, March 28th. Click the link below for the Department's full video.
Mar 23 - 1:49 PM

Roman Polak will have a disciplinary hearing for boarding Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand on Wednesday.

The hearing will take place on Thursday morning. Polak was assessed a five-minute penalty and a game misconduct for his reckless hit, and heavier punishment could be on its way. You can watch the hit by clicking the video at the bottom of the page.
Mar 22 - 11:39 PM

Roman Polak opened the scoring Thursday in the first period and his fourth goal of the year held up as the game winner in a 5-0 victory versus Tampa Bay.

Frederik Andersen got his fourth shutout of the season, so Polak got the sixth game-winning goal of his NHL career. Polak has posted seven points along with 204 hits and 109 blocks in 64 games this season.
Mar 17 - 9:49 AM

Roman Polak is set to play in his 600th NHL game Wednesday night.

He has earned 108 points and 471 penalty minutes in 599 career contests. Polak has two goals, two assists and 132 hits in 40 games this season.
Jan 25 - 5:12 PM

Roman Polak will be scratched against the Penguins on Saturday night.

With just two points, 10 PIMs, 21 blocks and 42 hits through 11 games it's easy to see why the veteran defender is off tonight. But it stings if you're in a reverse league.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 06:47:00 PM

Roman Polak made his season debut Thursday and scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

He got a chance to play because Martin Marincin sat due to a lower-body injury. The goal was Polak's first since Jan. 19, 2016.
Source: Toronto Sun
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 09:00:00 AM

Roman Polak will fill in for the injured Martin Marincin and make his season debut against the Wild on Thursday night.

Polak has been a monster for tough guy stats over his career, posting nearly two blocks per game, three hits per games and a penalty. Expect him to want to make a big impression on coach Mike Babcock tonight.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 07:50:00 PM

Roman Polak, Frank Corrado and Seth Griffith will each be scratched against the Bruins on Saturday.

A disappointing result for any poolie in a league that rewards hits and blocks. Through 111 career games with Toronto, Polak has produced 445 hits and 230 blocks. That's elite level kind of production.
Source: David Alter
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 05:18:00 PM

Roman Polak has agreed to a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Polak had 17 points and 72 penalty minutes in 79 games between Toronto and San Jose last season. He started the campaign with the Maple Leafs, but was dealt to the Sharks in February along with Nick Spaling in exchange for Raffi Torres and a pair of second round picks.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 05:41:00 PM

Roman Polak had six hits and six blocked shots in San Jose's 3-0 victory over St. Louis Thursday night.

That brings him up to 48 hits and 33 blocks in the 2016 playoffs. He hasn't scored a point yet, but he is in the top-10 in both of those categories.
Fri, May 20, 2016 10:35:00 AM

Roman Polak is excited to face his ex-St. Louis teammates in the Western Conference Final.

"I don't find it strange, I find it exciting," he said. "I know a lot of guys on the team so I think it's very exciting to play against them. Especially in the finals, it's even better." Polak will be expected to make a physical impact on the series. He has compiled 38 hits and 25 blocks in 12 playoff games
Sat, May 14, 2016 06:01:00 PM

Roman Polak will suit up for the Sharks on Wednesday against Colorado.

The rugged blueliner will be paired with Brenden Dillon in his first game with San Jose. Polak was sent to the Sharks on Monday, along with Nick Spaling, in exchange for two second-round draft picks and Raffi Torres.
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 02:20:00 PM

Roman Polak won't be in the lineup for Monday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

Polak was acquired from the Maple Leafs earlier this morning. It was unrealistic to think he'd be ready to play for his new team so soon. Nick Spaling, who was also acquired in the trade, and Barclay Goodrow will also sit.
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 07:52:00 PM

Roman Polak has been traded to the San Jose Sharks.

The Sharks also acquired Nick Spaling in the deal with Toronto getting Raffi Torres as well as second-round draft picks in 2017 and 2018. Polak has amassed 220 hits and 102 blocks in 55 games this season. The rugged defender has also chipped in 13 points and 56 penalty minutes.
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 09:50:00 AM

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