Roman Polak

#46 D / Toronto Maple Leafs / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 230 lb Age: 29 College: None

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    • Watches from media box on Opening Night

      News: Roman Polak was the odd man out on the blue line on Opening Night. He was a healthy scratch, reports Toronto's Sportsnet 590 The FAN.
      Analysis: The Leafs went with youth on the blue line, pairing Jake Gardiner with Scott Harrington and Morgan Rielly with Martin Marincin.
    • Leafs' Polak To Undergo Hernia Surgery

      News: Roman Polak will undergo season-ending hernia surgery, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
      Analysis: There was no indication of Roman Polak's injury prior to this bombshell, but an apparent hernia will cause him to miss the remainder of the season. The blueliner will finish the campaign with nine points, 48 penalty minutes and a minus-22 rating over 56 games. Following the procedure, he will start his rehabilitation in preparation for the 2015-16 season. The Maple Leafs recalled Petter Granberg on Monday to take his place on the roster.
    • Leafs' Polak Collects Assist

      News: Roman Polak picked up an assist while seeing a team-high 26:06 of ice time in Saturday's overtime loss to the Canadiens.
      Analysis: Roman Polak outpaced the rest of his mates in ice time by nearly two minutes. While he can't be expected to provide much offensive production, Polak could notice improvement in his already lofty hits and blocks totals if his ice time continues to rise from here. It's certainly conceivable that the Leafs may lean on Polak more, as Cody Franson has been trying to play through a hip ailment and Dion Phaneuf (hand) remains on injured reserve.
    • Leafs' Polak Gets Point, Shakes Off Injury

      News: Roman Polak nabbed an assist over his 14:30 of ice time Wednesday against the Capitals.
      Analysis: A puck to the face resulted in Roman Polak seeing six minutes fewer than his season average, while also requiring stitches to close up the wound. Despite the damage to Polak's face, interim coach Peter Horachek said Thursday morning that the blueliner will be able to play Friday against Columbus, according to Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050.
    • Leafs' Polak Set To Play Thursday

      News: Roman Polak (ankle) was on the ice for pregame warmups and looks to be back in the lineup Thursday against the Hurricanes, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.
      Analysis: The Leafs hinted that Roman Polak would play by activating from IR a couple of hours before warmups, and as expected, he'll make his first appearance for the team in nearly a month. Polak will slot in next to Jake Gardiner on the second pairing, with Korbinian Holzer heading to the press box as a healthy scratch.
    • Leafs Activate Polak

      News: Roman Polak (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Thursday, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.
      Analysis: Roman Polak's activation suggests he'll be an option for Thursday's game with the Hurricanes, which would mark his first appearance since Nov. 22. He's expected to take part in pregame warmups with the rest of the team, but coach Randy Carlyle has yet to decide if Polak will play.
    • Leafs' Polak Practices Wednesday

      News: Roman Polak (ankle) practiced with the team Wednesday, David Alter of reports.
      Analysis: Roman Polak's participation in practice, as well as the Leafs' decision to waive Brandon Kozun after the session to create roster space, suggests that the defenseman is on track to return to the lineup Thursday against the Hurricanes. The Leafs have been playing their best hockey of the season at the moment without the services of Polak, but his skills as a hitter and penalty killer will certainly make his imminent return a welcome development.
    • Maple Leafs' Polak Could Play Thursday

      News: Roman Polak (ankle) could play Thursday against the Hurricanes, David Alter of the Maple Leafs' website reports.
      Analysis: Roman Polak was not expected back until the upcoming weekend, but he was able to skate without issue at Tuesday's morning skate, which could allow him to return to action once eligible Thursday.
    • Leafs' Polak (Ankle) Joins Team For Skate

      News: Roman Polak (ankle) skated with the rest of the Maple Leafs during Saturday's morning session, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.
      Analysis: It's another step in the right direction for Roman Polak, who had previously been limited to skating on his own as of Friday. Coach Randy Carlyle said the Maple Leafs are expecting to have him back in the lineup next Saturday, but Polak's timetable could be moved up if he looks strong during practice over the next couple of days.
    • Leafs' Polak Skates Friday

      News: Roman Polak (ankle) was on the ice on his own prior to Friday's practice, David Alter of reports.
      Analysis: Roman Polak is probably at least a week away from a return to game action, but his presence on the ice Friday represents a promising preliminary step. The Maple Leafs likely won't establish a firm target date for his activation from IR until he starts practicing with the team.
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