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Michael Del Zotto | Defenseman | #15

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 194
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (20) / NYR
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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. Sep 13 - 5:15 PM

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Michael Del Zotto is officially lost to the Philadelphia Flyers for the season following wrist surgery.

Del Zotto will need three to four months to recover as his ligaments are repaired. The 25-year-old veteran was having a nice season, posting four goals and 13 points with 104 hits and 140 blocks in 52 games.
Feb 21 - 4:37 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have placed Michael Del Zotto on IR.

Word around Flyers camp has been awfully ominous, though also unspecific, about Del Zotto's injury. We'll keep you posted as his status develops. The 25-year-old has four goals and 13 points in 52 games.
Feb 14 - 1:11 PM

Michael Del Zotto suffered an upper-body injury in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils.

The news isn't good for the Flyers and their fans. GM Ron Hextall has already said the injury will keep Del Zotto out long-term. The 25-year-old has four goals and 13 points in 52 games.
Feb 13 - 5:24 PM

Michael Del Zotto gave the Flyers the early lead, but it wasn't enough as the Flyers fell to the Capitals 3-2 on Sunday.

It was Del Zotto's fourth goal and 13th point of the season, a far cry from his 10 goals and 32 points registered last season.
Feb 7 - 5:47 PM

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

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

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