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Roman Polak | Defenseman | #46

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 236
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 6 (180) / STL
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Roman Polak scored in Tuesday's 3-2 win against Philadelphia.
The marker was his first since Jan. 15, 2015. Polak isn't known for his offensive contributions, but he does have 10 points, 44 penalty minutes, 161 hits and a plus-9 rating in 42 games this year. Jan 20 - 9:12 AM

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During the closing seconds of the first period on Thursday night, Roman Polak checked Tyler Toffoli from behind and was ejected for it.

The play itself was innocent enough as Polak had squeezed Toffoli off by the half-boards, problem was all Polak got were numbers and helmet. The rugged defender was given a five minute major and a 10 minute game misconduct, ejecting him from the game. He also collected a hit, a block, and a giveaway during his 6:54 of work against the Kings.
Source: SportsNet
Jan 8 - 12:16 AM

Roman Polak registered two assists in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Blues.

Polak helped set up Nazem Kadri's first period goal and Brad Boyes' second period goal. The 29-year-old has five assists in 25 games this season. Don't expect too many multi-point games from him.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 10:34:00 AM

Roman Polak (foot) is fine to play this weekend.

He was back on the ice for practice Wednesday after sitting out Tuesday's session. Polak had to wait for the swelling to go down in his foot after a blocked shot against Boston on Monday.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 08:40:00 AM

Coach Mike Babcock said that Roman Polak's foot X-rays came back negative.

He blocked a shot from Boston's Torey Krug on Monday night and didn't practice Tuesday because he couldn't fit his foot in his skate.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 12:11:00 PM

Roman Polak is set to play in the 500th game of his NHL career.

The 29-year-old defenseman has three assists, 58 hits and 37 blocks in 19 contests this season.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Roman Polak is expected to be scratched Wednesday night in Toronto's first game of the regular season.

He was doing extra work at practice with newcomer Frank Corrado. Scott Harrington is expected to rejoin the big club and be available to play against Montreal.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 12:49:00 PM

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."
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 10:38:00 AM

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.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 03:51:00 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.
Sat, Jan 17, 2015 02:12:00 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.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 01:59:00 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.
Thu, Jan 8, 2015 12:39:00 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

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4Nick Spaling
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Joffrey Lupul
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5Daniel Winnik
6Michael Grabner
7Colin Greening
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4Mark Arcobello
5Richard Clune
6Byron Froese
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D1Morgan Rielly
2Jake Gardiner
3Roman Polak
4Matt Hunwick
5Jared Cowen
6Martin Marincin
7Frank Corrado
G1James Reimer
2Jonathan Bernier