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Roman Polak | Defenseman

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 236
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Roman Polak expects each player on Toronto's roster to play hard this season.
"Everybody for sure I think is going to work his ass off because they are going to play hard," Polak said. "Everybody is going to do what they are supposed to do on the ice. We didn't do that last year. Everybody was on his own. I think it's because (Babcock's) going to demand it. If you are not going to do it, you're not going to have your ice time." Sep 20 - 10:38 AM
Source: Toronto Sun

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Roman Polak will have season-ending hernia surgery.

He had apparently been battling a chronic groin issue all season and it reached an impasse on Saturday. In 56 games with the Maple Leafs, Polak recorded nine points, 225 hits, 128 blocks and a minus-22 rating.
Mar 9 - 3:51 PM

Roman Polak will face his former team for the first time when the Maple Leafs visit St. Louis Saturday night.

It will be the first time the the two teams have faced each other since the Polak-Carl Gunnarsson trade over the summer. Neither of these players holds much, if any, fantasy value but it will emotional for both of them just the same.
Jan 17 - 2:12 PM

Roman Polak notched his fifth goal of season in Toronto's 3-1 loss to San Jose on Thursday night.

After Daniel Winnik tapped it over to Mike Santorelli by the offensive goal line, Santorelli made his way to the slot and fired a shot wide. Fortunately, it had just the right trajectory to find Polak's stick on the other side, tapping it home to cut the deficit to 2-1 midway through the first. Polak now has eight points on the season and his five goals ranks second behind Cody Franson (6) among blue liners.
Jan 16 - 1:59 AM

Roman Polak took a puck to the face Wednesday night.

He was struck by a shot from Washington's Troy Brouwer, but managed to return to the game. However, Polak wasn't on the ice for Thursday's practice. Polak may have just stayed off because of swelling, so we'll keep as active for now.
Jan 8 - 12:39 PM

Roman Polak (knee) will be in Toronto's lineup on Thursday night against Carolina.

Polak has been out since November 22nd because of the knee injury. The 28-year-old is more of a defensive presence than an offensive contributor. The 28-year-old has three goals and two assists in 21 games this season.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 07:04:00 PM

Roman Polak (knee) will be a game-time decision on Thursday night.

As expected, he has been activated from injured reserve. Polak has been sidelined with a knee injury since Nov. 22. If he returns then Korbinian Holzer may be the odd man out on the back end.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Roman Polak (knee) traveled with the Leafs to Carolina and it's expected that he'll taken off injured reserve at some point before Thursday's game.

He practiced with the team Wednesday and appears to be ready to return. However, it isn't certain that he will be in the lineup against the Hurricanes.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:09:00 AM

Roman Polak was on ice with his Maple Leaf teammates Saturday morning and looked pretty good.

Polak, who has been out of action with a knee injury since November 22nd, could play next week. He had December 20th as the target date for his return but he could make it back for the Leafs' game on the 18th against Carolina. Either way, Polak is getting close. If you need him, plan on activating him some time in the next seven days.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Roman Polak's return from a knee injury is being penciled in for Dec. 20.

Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle hasn't dismissed the possibility of Polak returning before that date, but it would be a "bonus." Polak has missed seven straight games. When he returns, Korbinian Holzer will probably be removed from the lineup.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:42:00 PM

Roman Polak (knee) could return in mid-December.

"He is progressing nicely," said Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas. Polak took to the ice with strength coach Anthony Belza on Friday morning.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 10:43:00 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed Roman Polak on injured reserve.

The Leafs activated Brandon Kozun off injured reserve and needed a spot on their roster. Polak has missed the Leafs' last five games with a knee injury, and is expected to miss four weeks overall.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 10:56:00 AM

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.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 01:00:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:52:00 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
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 09:52:00 AM

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