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Mika Zibanejad | Center

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
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Sens Head Coach Paul MacLean has said Mika Zibanejad will get the opportunities to increase his ice time this season, but he will not force it if the 21 year old is not ready to play a major role.
"He is certainly someone we want to give the opportunity to take (significant) ice time," said MacLean. "(Zibanejad) is at that stage where his growth can be substantial and significant. We also have to be careful in the long-term when it's not going his way, and it's not always going to go his way, we can't keep forcing him out there. (Our depth) gives us a chance to insulate Mika when he needs it." Sep 14 - 2:01 PM
Source: Ottawa Sun

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Mika Zibanejad could end up playing on the wing or at center this season.

Ottawa likes the versatility that David Legwand brings to their lineup and his play will largely impact where Zibanejad lines up. Zibanejad may skate at center on the second or third line or he may be on one of those combinations as a winger. "A lot of them [centers] can move to the wing," coach Paul MacLean said. "The only one of them that probably couldn't move to the wing would be Kyle. Everyone else has the ability to play on the wing as well. If that's the case, that makes us a bigger and deeper team."
Aug 19 - 6:03 PM

Mika Zibanejad will not play again this season.

He sustained an injury in Thursday's game against the Devils and was taken to hospital. We don't know the nature of the injury but we do know he has been ruled out of the Senators' final two games of the season. We like Zibanejad as a late round speculation for next season.
Apr 12 - 11:36 AM

Mika Zibanejad left Thursday's shootout win over New Jersey after logging just 8:22 of ice time.

He was taken to hospital for "precautionary reasons," according to coach Paul MacLean. The Ottawa bench boss provided this report after the game: "I have no idea what's .. what it's all about, but it was for purely precautionary reasons, that they couldn't do stuff here that they could do there." Zibanejad contributed an assist on Mike Hoffman's goal in the second period before was forced to exit the contest.
Apr 11 - 8:21 AM

Mika Zibanjead seems to have found some chemistry on a line with Zack Smith and Chris Neil.

The unit has four goals and two assists in the Habs' last two games and seems to be playing with purpose and confidence. Although you would not think an offensively-gifted player like Zibanejad would be well placed on a line featuring Smith and Neil from a fantasy perspective, the unit seems to be clicking. Zibanejad makes for a nice speculation for next season.
Apr 6 - 10:18 AM

Mika Zibanejad had a goal and an assist in Ottawa's 7-4 loss on Friday.

Zibanejad has only been held off the scoresheet in one of his last four games. He has 15 goals and 31 points in 66 games this season.
Apr 5 - 10:13 AM

Mika Zibanejad scored a goal in Ottawa's 2-1 shootout victory over Carolina Monday night.

Zibanejad took Jason Spezza's place at center between Ales Hemsky and left wing Milan Michalek and Zibanejad was able to score when puck went in off his skate. He now has 14 goals and 15 assists in 64 games this season.
Apr 1 - 3:44 AM

Mika Zibanejad was back in the Ottawa lineup against the Blackhawks Friday night.

He had been sidelined with an upper-body injury but was able to suit up against the Hawks. That said, Zibanejad didn't do much with his 12:08 of playing time Friday night.
Mar 29 - 10:33 AM

Mika Zibanejad (upper body) will probably play on Friday.

Zibanejad's availability isn't likely to be confirmed until the pregame warmup though. He wasn't able to play on Tuesday.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Mar 28 - 2:07 PM

Mika Zibanejad (upper body) could be back in the lineup on Friday night against Chicago.

He practiced on Thursday and may get back into the fold if everything goes well in Friday's morning skate. Zibanejad didn't play on Tuesday after he was hurt on Monday.
Mar 28 - 8:51 AM

Mika Zibanejad is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Zibanejad will miss Tuesday's game as a result. He has 13 goals and 27 points in 61 contests in 2013-14.
Mar 25 - 5:49 PM

Mika Zibanejad scored a goal for Ottawa in Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the New York Rangers.

With his power play marker, Zibanejad has registered 13 goals on the season, but hasn't been the offensive dynamo we thought we would see this season. Bobby Ryan, Mike Hoffman and Milan Michalek also contributed goals for the Senators in the loss.
Mar 19 - 12:21 AM

Mika Zibanejad scored the Senators' lone goal in their 3-1 loss on Sunday.

It was Zibanejad's first marker since Jan. 25, but came just days after he registered a 106.0 mph slap shot during Ottawa's skills competition. He has 12 goals and 26 points in 57 games this season.
Mar 17 - 9:43 AM

Mika Zibanejad registered a slap shot of 106.0 mph in Ottawa's team skills competition on Wednesday night.

"I kind of surprised myself and, for sure, I didn't expect this," hes said. "It feels really good right now." Nashville's Mike Fisher had Ottawa's previous franchise record with a blast of 105.0 mph. Now, fantasy owners and the Senators will be looking for Zibanejad to showcase that powerful shot of his against opposition goaltenders. He hasn't scored a goal since Jan. 25 and he's gone without a point in his last five matches.
Mar 13 - 10:33 AM

Mika Zibanejad doesn't mind playing center or wing and he's occupied both positions this season.

"I feel like I can play both positions (center or right wing) now, and I feel comfortable with that," he said. "If I play center now and wing later, it doesn't really matter to me, as long as I can help the team win and do my part." Zibanejad played between Mike Hoffman and Bobby Ryan during Tuesday's practice. Coach Paul MacLean likes to shuffle his lines, so the combination may not stick together for very long.
Feb 26 - 7:49 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Kyle Turris
2David Legwand
3Mika Zibanejad
4Zack Smith
5Jean-Gabriel Pageau
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Milan Michalek
3Colin Greening
4Mike Hoffman
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Alex Chiasson
3Mark Stone
4Chris Neil
5Erik Condra
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Jared Cowen
4Cody Ceci
5Chris Phillips
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gryba
G1Craig Anderson
2Robin Lehner