The Stars placed Hanzal (back) on long-term injured reserve Saturday, Cap Friendly reports. Hanzal is still on track to return in early December, but putting him on LTIR will afford the Stars some financial flexibility. The veteran forward will likely slot into a bottom-six role once he's cleared to play.
Hanzal (back) is not expected to return for at least one more month, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports. Hanzal -- who underwent spinal fusion surgery in March -- was originally given a broad 6-7 month timeframe to recover. The center has been skating by himself prior to team practices and continues to work on his recovery, but likely won't be available until the start of December.
Hanzal (back) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports. Hanzal has been limited to 109 games over the past three seasons, skipping around to three different teams over that span. The first-round pick (17th overall to the Coyotes in 2005) is not worth drafting given his extensive injury history and the relative amount of depth at the forward position.
Hanzal (back) is scheduled to return in late November or early December, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports. The Stars have reported no setbacks in Hanzal's recovery from back surgery. He was limited to 38 games last season and wound up starting a career-high 66.3 percent of his even-strength shifts in the defensive zone, but the Stars have since hired a new bench boss in Jim Montgomery. There's a real chance that Hanzal is better positioned for fantasy success in 2018-19.
Hanzal will undergo season-ending back surgery with a return timetable of 6-to-7 months, Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News reports. Hanzal reportedly requires a spinal fusion to correct his back injury. Given the timeline, he's looking at a return around next season's training camp. The Czech winger, who was originally selected by the Coyotes with a first-round (17th overall) pick in 2005, finishes the 2017-18 campaign with five goals and just as many assists through 38 games. Unfortuantely, his injury woes have rendered him expendable in most fantasy setups.
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