Zbynek Michalek

#4 D / Arizona Coyotes / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 210 lb Age: 32 College: None

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Coyotes' Zbynek Michalek: Will not play Saturday

      Michalek will not play in Saturday's game against Ottawa due to an illness. Michalek has recorded just two points this season for the Coyotes. Connor Murphy is expected to see more time on the ice with Michalek sidelined.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Coyotes D Zbynek Michalek expected to play Wednesday vs. Ducks

      Zbynek Michalek (upper body) is expected to play Wednesday against the Ducks, according to Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett Michalek apparently is no worse for the wear after injuring himself in warmups prior to Saturday's eventual win over the Penguins. The Czech defenseman has never reached 25 points in his career since entering the league with the Wild in 2003-04.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Coyotes' Zbynek Michalek: Scratched from Coyotes second game

      Michalek (upper body) was scratched prior to Saturday's 2-1 win against the Penguins. Michalek skated during warm ups, but was ultimately scratched from the lineup. He was replaced by Stefan Elliott, who skated just 12:58. With Michalek out, Nicklas Grossmann and Michael Stone saw an increase in playing time. It's unclear if Michalek will return Wednesday against Anaheim, but he was on the ice for Monday's practice, which is a good sign.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Coyotes D Zbynek Michalek scores first goal of season for Coyotes

      Zbynek Michalek netted the Coyotes' first goal of the season in the opener Friday against Los Angeles. Michalek sent a shot through traffic that deflected off a Kings player before beating Jonathan Quick 2:00 into the first period. It was a critical goal that paced the Coyotes all game. Michalek played the second-most minutes on the team (20:13) behind Oliver Ekman-Larsson. He also finished with a team-high plus-3 rating. If Arizona is for real this season, Michalek figures to benefit as a top pairing defenseman.

    • Coyotes Bring Back Michalek On Two-Year Deal

      News: Zbynek Michalek signed a two-year, $6.4 million contract with the Coyotes on Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
      Analysis: Just months after dealing Zbynek Michalek away to the Blues prior to the trade deadline, the Coyotes will bring the defenseman back in what marks his third stint with the organization. Michalek isn't a big name in fantasy circles after totaling four goals and eight assists across 68 games in 2014-15, but his abilities as a shot blocker won't be overlooked by the Coyotes. He'll likely settle back into a top-four role on a suddenly improving blue line.
    • Blues' Michalek Picks up Two Points

      News: Zbynek Michalek scored his fourth goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over Dallas.
      Analysis: Zbynek Michalek's been producing of late, tallying two goals and four points in his last five games. The 32-year-old is stuck at 12 points on the season, but he's logging heavy minutes for the Blues and has coming close to the 30-point barrier a few times in his career. He blocks lots of shots and produces some offense, so if you're looking for a late-season pick up in a very deep league, he could be worth grabbing.
    • Blues' Michalek Pots Goal In Loss

      News: Zbynek Michalek scored the team's lone goal in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Canucks.
      Analysis: It's just Zbynek Michalek's third goal of the season (and first as a member of the Blues), ending a drought that dated back to Jan. 31. The 32-year-old has just 10 points on the year, restricting his fantasy value to deeper formats that reward speciality categories such as blocked shots.
    • Blues' Michalek Records First Point With St. Louis

      News: Zbynek Michalek picked up an assist on the winning goal Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime win against Pittsburgh. He had two PIM, recorded a shot and a blocked shot in the contest.
      Analysis: This is just Zbynek Michalek's ninth point of the season and if he's on your fantasy team it's more likely for the blocked shots - he has 146 on the year. He is playing on the Blues' second pairing with Jay Bouwmeester right now, but the impending return of Kevin Shattenkirk (Abdomen) will shake things up a bit. You can expect Michalek to stay in the lineup somewhere, but his ice time may decrease a bit when that happens.
    • Blues' Michalek Will Play Saturday

      News: Zbynek Michalek (concussion) will play Saturday against the Wild, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
      Analysis: Zbynek Michalek will be making his debut with the Blues after he was sent to the team from the Coyotes prior the Mar. 2 trade deadline. He had been dealing with the concussion since mid-February, but after practicing the last few days, Michalek informed coach Ken Hitchcock that he was ready to play. Michalek will swap in for rookie Petteri Lindbohm and pair up with Jay Bouwmeester.
    • Blues' Michalek Likely To Sit Out Weekend

      News: Zbynek Michalek (concussion) isn't expected to play in either of the Blues' games over the weekend, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.
      Analysis: Zbynek Michalek has yet to provide coach Ken Hitchcock with an indication that he's ready to play, so the Blues will more than likely hold him out of action until the blueliner says he's ready to go. The head injury has kept Michalek out since Feb. 14, predating his arrival in St. Louis prior to the trade deadline.
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