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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 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

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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.
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

Michael Del Zotto sat out his second straight game Wednesday night.

The former Rangers first rounder was a scratch in the Flyers previous game against the Panthers on Tuesday night. He had appeared in seven straight, scoring once and adding three helpers until this string of scratches.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 07:42:00 PM

Michael Del Zotto will be a healthy scratch Tuesday night.

Coach Dave Hakstol hasn't been pleased with Del Zotto's play of late, so he will watch from the press box when the Flyers play the Panthers. Andrew MacDonald will play in his place.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 03:54:00 PM

Michael Del Zotto had an assist in the Flyers' 3-2 shootout loss to Ottawa.

Del Zotto didn't make his season debut until Nov. 5 due to a knee injury, but he's been making up for lost time. In five games he already has a goal and four points.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 09:44:00 AM

Michael Del Zotto (knee) will return to the Philadelphia Flyers' lineup on Saturday.

It will be Del Zotto's first game of the 2016-17 campaign after sustaining the injury during the preseason. He might end up being paired with Shayne Gostisbehere, replacing Nick Schultz in the process.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 10:57:00 AM

According to Sam Carchidi, Michael Del Zotto (LBI) should return within the upcoming week and force a couple of roster maneuvers as well.

The Flyers won't play again until Wednesday mind you, so it may take a couple of days to see this through. But Carchidi believes that Andrew MacDonald may be sent back down to AHL Lehigh Valley while Nick Schultz becomes a regular scratch. Stay tuned.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 05:06:00 PM

Michael Del Zotto practiced without a non-contact jersey for the first time on Sunday.

While the offensive defenseman is still considered week-to-week, this is a great sign that he's making progress.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 07:23:00 PM

Michael Del Zotto is out four-to-five weeks with a lower-body injury.

What makes this injury particularly rough for Del Zotto is the fact that he was also for the end of 2015-16, so he hasn't played in a regular season game since Feb. 13. It's worth noting that the Flyers were looking to enter the season with some cap issues because Brandon Manning and Scott Laughton were both injured during training camp and consequently can't be sent to the minors for weeks. The Flyers might put Del Zotto on the long-term injured reserve list for some temporary cap relief to address that issue.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 02:52:00 PM

Michael Del Zotto appears to have fully recovered from off-season wrist surgery.

The defenseman will line up on the second defense pairing with the Flyers and see some power play time on the second unit. Look for a 25-30 point season and draft him accordingly.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 08:56:00 AM

Michael Del Zotto will never get back 100% range of motion from his surgically repaired wrist.

That being said, Del Zotto doesn't feel that it's limiting him on the ice. He should be fine for the start of training camp.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 05:15:00 PM

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