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Michael Del Zotto | Defenseman | #15

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (20) / NYR
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Michael Del Zotto had an assist in Philadelphia's 3-2 loss to Boston on Monday.
Del Zotto has three goals and 12 points in 44 games this season. That's a significant step back from what we're used to from him from an offensive perspective. In 2014-15, he finished with 32 points in 64 games. Jan 26 - 9:20 AM

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Entering Thursday's contest with just one goal in 36 games, Michael Del Zotto scored two big markers, including the overtime winner, to help the Flyers down Minnesota 4-3 in a wild one Thursday night.

Del Zotto finished off a fancy passing play with Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek with just 37 seconds remaining in overtime to give Philadelphia the extra point. Del Zotto's goal in the second period was his first point since Dec. 10. He now has 10 points in 37 games.
Jan 7 - 11:07 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers should get Michael Del Zotto (upper body) back on Saturday.

Del Zotto missed two straight games due to the ailment. He has a goal and eight points in 34 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 1 - 5:10 PM

Michael Del Zotto (upper body) will not dress Wednesday night when the Flyers visit San Jose

Del Zotto (34-1-7-8) will be out of the lineup for the second straight game. The offensive defenseman has struggled to maintain the same productivity of 2014-15, scoring 10 goals and 32 points in 64 games. A hand injury can't be good news.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 08:56:00 PM

Michael Del Zotto's upper-body injury is believed to be related to his hand or wrist.

Del Zotto took part in a single drill on Monday before getting off of the ice due to the pain. His status for Wednesday's contest remains undecided.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 09:17:00 AM

Michael Del Zotto (upper body) didn't last long in Monday's practice.

He took part in one drill and then left the ice. Del Zotto's upper-body injury isn't believed to be serious, but his status for Wednesday at San Jose remains uncertain.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 03:53:00 PM

Michael Del Zotto's upper-body injury is not believed to be serious and he is listed as day-to-day.

He missed Sunday night's game against Anaheim due to the ailment, but it seems there is a reasonable chance he will be able to suit up against the Sharks on Wednesday. Check back with us Tuesday for an update on Del Zotto's status.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Michael Del Zotto has been listed as day-to-day with upper body injury.

Del Zotto hasn't been able to match last season's success of 10 goals and 32 points in 64 games. Rather this season he has a goal and eight points to go along with 62 blocks and 88 hits through 34 games.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:46:00 PM

Michael Del Zotto logged an incredible 29:20 minutes of playing time in Philadelphia's 3-0 victory against the New York Rangers on Saturday.

Del Zotto has averaged 23:44 minutes per contest, which represents a nice turnaround from 2013-14, when he fell out of favor with the New York Rangers. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, his increased ice time hasn't led to a rise in production as Del Zotto has five points in 24 contests in 2015-16.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 05:57:00 AM

Michael Del Zotto had an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss to Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Del Zotto has recorded a point in back-to-back games. He only had one assist in 16 contests prior to that though. He's certainly worth keeping an eye on as he has a fair amount of offensive upside despite his sluggish start.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 09:14:00 AM

Michael Del Zotto is fortunate that his leg injury may only be minor.

Del Zotto was injured Saturday when he got caught up behind the net with the Jets Chris Thorburn and had his leg slew-footed albeit not intentionally. "I couldn't feel my leg," Del Zotto said. "That's why I didn't get up. I couldn't feel my right leg, so I was a bit concerned. I went off and after a couple minutes got it back. I just might have hit the nerve there. He just got the back of my leg. I couldn’t feel the back of my leg so I was a bit worried." Hopefully the defenseman will not miss any game time as he returned to action later in the second period. He has only one assist in 14 games this season.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 09:01:00 AM

Michael Del Zotto took off Friday's practice for a maintenance day.

Del Zotto said that he would play on Saturday. He has only one assist and a minus-eight rating in 13 games so we do not recommend starting him in fantasy hockey.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 09:39:00 AM

Michael Del Zotto hasn't done much offensively yet this season.

Del Zotto has just one assist in seven games. He's averaging 23:49 minutes per game though, including 2:20 with the man advantage, so we expect him to bounce back. Keep in mind that the Flyers as a whole got off to a quiet start offensively.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 10:55:00 AM

Michael Del Zotto has agreed to a two-year, $7.75 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Del Zotto and the Flyers have avoided an arbitration hearing that was scheduled for July 21. He had 10 goals and 32 points in 64 contests last season. It wouldn't be shocking to us if he reaches the 40-point mark next season, but at the same time he obviously isn't far removed from his disastrous 2013-14 campaign, so he's still a bit of a risk.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 04:33:00 PM

Michael Del Zotto's arbitration date with the Philadelphia Flyers is July 21.

Although he certainly had rough patches last season, it can still be counted as a bounce back season from his disastrous 2013-14 campaign. He had 10 goals and 32 points in 64 games last season.
Source: NHLPA.com
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 06:10:00 PM

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