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Michael Del Zotto | Defenseman | #15

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (20) / NYR
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Michael Del Zotto knows that he might be dealt before the deadline.
"It happens every year," Del Zotto said. "It’s not like it’s the first time. I’ve been traded before. It is what it is. It’s a business. You realize that pretty early in your career. I understand where I’m at as far as my contract, being a UFA this summer. Same thing with taking each game one day at a time. You take each day one day at a time. Go home, make dinner, get ready for tomorrow and whatever happens, happens." Del Zotto has been traded before with his previous move coming in 2014 when the Rangers shipped him to Nashville, but that was a January move rather than a deadline trade. Philadelphia might still keep Del Zotto, especially seeing as the squad isn't out of the playoff race yet. Feb 22 - 5:13 AM

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The Philadelphia Flyers might end up trading Michael Del Zotto prior to the deadline.

Del Zotto is in the final season of a two-year, $7.75 million deal and can become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The offensive defenseman would likely bring a decent return for the Flyers as a rental, but the question is if the Flyers see themselves as sellers. They're only three points back in the Wild Card race, but given the tight competition for that spot, Philadelphia's chances of making the playoffs aren't great.
Feb 21 - 5:05 AM

Michael Del Zotto (ankle) returned to action on Thursday February 16.

It was Del Zotto's first game since Jan. 21. He had a minus-two rating in 13:03 minutes of ice time.
Feb 17 - 3:05 AM

Michael Del Zotto hasn't played in three weeks due to an ankle injury he suffered blocking a shot in the Jan. 21st game against the Devils, but his return may actually be imminent.

"It’s frustrating with it being a contract year," Del Zotto said. "Injuries are going to happen. It is what it is." In 30 games for the Flyers he's provided four goals and 10 points along with 59 blocks and 110 hits. He's targeting Philadelphia's game in Calgary on Wednesday, Feb. 15th as his potential return date.
Source: Dave Isaac
Feb 10 - 9:01 PM

Michael Del Zotto has not practiced since Monday as he tries to recover from a bone bruise on his leg.

Del Zotto is day-to-day and was at the arena getting treatment. He has not played since January 21 and the unrestricted free agent to be has 10 points in 30 games this season.
Feb 5 - 9:25 AM

Michael Del Zotto is still day-to-day with a bone bruise on his leg.

Thus the offensive defender will remain out of the lineup on Thursday against Montreal. Del Zotto hasn't played since Jan. 21st. Through 30 games he has 10 points along with 59 blocks and 110 hits.
Feb 2 - 6:15 PM

Michael Del Zotto (lower body) took part in Monday's practice.

That was his first time participating in a Flyers' skate since he was hurt on Jan. 21. "I’ve gotten better each day," said Del Zotto. "Take it one day at a time. See how I feel tonight and tomorrow morning." The Flyers have won their last three games, so coach Dave Hakstol might decline to change their lineup on Tuesday. In other words, Del Zotto might not return yet even if he's healthy enough to play.
Jan 31 - 4:41 AM

Michael Del Zotto is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

He was injured on Saturday against New Jersey when he was hit in the leg by a puck. Del Zotto took part in the warmup Sunday, but he wasn't able to play against the Islanders. He won't play Wednesday versus the New York Rangers.
Jan 25 - 12:35 PM

Michael Del Zotto has been made a late scratch against the Islanders on Sunday.

Through 30 games the offensive defender has posted 10 points along with 59 blocks and 110 htis.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 22 - 5:59 PM

Michael Del Zotto will tag in for Shayne Gostisbehere on Sunday against the Red Wings.

Del Zotto had sat out the last couple of games as a healthy scratch. The veteran offensive defender has three goals and eight points with 28 blocks and 56 hits through 26 games.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Michael Del Zotto will sit out another game on Saturday against the Stars.

Through 13 games thus far, he's posted three goals and eight points with 28 blocks and 56 hits. He'll surely return to the blue line in due time.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 12:58:00 PM

Michael Del Zotto will be scratched against the Oilers on Thursday night.

Surprising decision considering Del Zotto has three points over his last five games, including two goals. Through 13 games thus far, he's posted three goals and eight points with 28 blocks and 56 hits.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 06:13:00 PM

Michael Del Zotto is back.

With his goal during Thursday's 3-2 overtime victory over the Senators, Del Zotto has goals in consecutive games and a three-game point streak. Through 10 games this season he has three goals and seven points.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 01:23:00 AM

After sitting out the last four games, Michael Del Zotto will tag in for Brandon Manning in Sunday's match with the Flames.

Del Zotto has posted four points in seven games for the Flyers this season since returning from injury. He's also tacked on 13 blocks and 28 hits as well. Pretty good rates for any poolie looking to round out their depth.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 12:32:00 PM

After missing three straight games as a healthy scratch, it appears that Michael Del Zotto will get back into the lineup Sunday.

Del Zotto was practicing alongside Shayne Gostisbehere Saturday and it looked like Andrew MacDonald and Nick Schultz will be on the sidelines Sunday. Del Zotto has a goal and four points in seven games this season.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 09:18:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Brayden Schenn
4Nick Cousins
5Jordan Weal
6Roman Lyubimov
LW1Michael Raffl
2Matt Read
3Travis Konecny
4Chris VandeVelde
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Dale Weise
D1Mark Streit
2Shayne Gostisbehere
3Michael Del Zotto
4Nick Schultz
5Radko Gudas
6Ivan Provorov
7Brandon Manning
8Andrew MacDonald
G1Steve Mason
2Michal Neuvirth