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4 Zbynek Michalek D
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 12/23/1982 | Birthplace: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czechoslovaki | Team: Arizona Coyotes | College: None | NHL Experience: 10 | Salary: $4,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/1
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4/12/2014

Zbynek Michalek, D, ARI

Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Out Saturday

News: Zbynek Michalek is out for Saturday's game against the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek may just be a healthy scratch, as the Coyotes were eliminated by a Dallas win Friday night.

4/2/2014

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Tallies Rare Goal

News: Zbynek Michalek tallied his second goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Jets.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek typically eschews offensive involvement most nights, but he was surprisingly active Tuesday, attempting three shots. He very narrowly missed out on a second goal in the third period, but his shot attempt narrowly sailed over the net.

3/16/2014

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Plays Saturday

News: Zbynek Michalek, who did not take part in the Coyotes' pre-game skate, did play Saturday against Calgary skating 17:34. He was plus-1 and blocked two shots.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek is nursing some kind of injury after blocking a shot against Boston on Thursday, but was good enough to go Saturday. He should be okay for the Coyotes' upcoming game Monday against the Kings.

3/15/2014

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Doesn't Practice

News: Zbynek Michalek (undisclosed) did not take part in the morning skate, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic and is unlikely to play Saturday against Calgary. He was hurt blocking a shot Thursday against Boston.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek was injured earlier this season as well, so monitor news about this injury closely if he is normally in your lineup.

2/1/2014

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Zbynek Michalek

Yote's Michalek: Gets First Goal Since Mar.2, 012

News: Zbynek Michalek's goal Saturday gives him a point in each of his last two games.
Analysis: Remarkably, it's his first goal since Mar. 5, 2012. Yes, you read that right. His fantasy value is limited to leagues that specialize in block shots.

1/17/2014

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Returns To Lineup

News: Zbynek Michalek made his return to the Coyotes' blue line Thursday playing 16:02 in a win over Vancouver.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek spent a large part of night (6:06) working on the penalty kill, which is perhaps a way of easing him back into regular duties, but the main take away is that he is back if you need him.

1/16/2014

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Back From IR

News: Zbynek Michalek (lower body) will return from IR to play Thursday vs. the Canucks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: The Coyotes were able to clear a spot for his return to the lineup by placing Ratislav Klesla on waivers. Zbynek Michalek will provide the Coyotes with one of their more defensive-minded blueliners, surely a welcome development for the struggling Mike Smith.

1/16/2014

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Still Not Ready

News: Zbynek Michalek (lower body) is making progress on rehabbing his injury, but no timetable has been setfor his return to game action.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek still leads the Coyotes in blocked shots despite not having played since December 17. His eventual return will be a big boost to the Coyotes' defense.

1/13/2014

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Makes Trip To Winnipeg

News: Zbynek Michalek (lower body) traveled with the team for their game in Winnipeg on Monday and was on the ice for morning skate, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: There would seem to be a good chance Zbynek Michalek gets back in the lineup Monday if the Coyotes determined after morning skate that he was sufficiently healthy. Michalek has experienced a multitude of injuries this season, but he's been one of the team's most active defenders when healthy, recording 22 hits and 72 blocks in 24 games.

1/4/2014

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Still Out

News: Zbynek Michalek (lower body) is out for Saturday's game against the Flyers.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek has started skating and may practice soon, but he is not yet ready to return.

12/27/2013

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Remains Without Return Date

News: Zbynek Michalek (lower body) does not have a timetable for a return, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek has not played since Dec. 17 and he is supposed to miss multiple weeks with the lower-body injury. The team has performed some tests on his injury that have had good results and he is expected to continue treatment.

12/20/2013

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Lands On IR

News: Zbynek Michalek (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
Analysis: The Coyotes determined that Zbynek Michalek's lower-body injury would likely keep him out multiple weeks rather than a few days, prompting the team to move him to injured reserve. Lauri Korpikoski was activated from IR in a corresponding move.

12/19/2013

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Out Indefinitely

News: Zbynek Michalek is considered out indefinitely with his latest lower-body injury, suffered Tuesday against the Canadiens.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek has left the team to visit the team's medical staff back in Phoenix for further evaluation on his injury, which could be related to the lower-body ailment he suffered earlier this season. That injury ended up costing the defenseman nine games, depriving the Coyotes of one of their more physical players on the blue line. He's already racked up 72 blocks in just 24 games this season.

12/17/2013

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Leaves With Injury

News: Zbynek Michalek left Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury and will not return, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: The severity of Zbynek Michalek's injury is known, but it should be noted that the defenseman had previously missed nine games recently due to a lower-body injury. Expect the team to relay word within the next day or two if Michalek's latest injury is related to his earlier ailment.

12/11/2013

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Returns To Lineup

News: Zbynek Michalek played 17:32 in his return to the Coyotes' line up from a lower body injury Wednesday.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek was plus-1 and took one shot on net in his return. He had not played since November 14.

12/10/2013

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek (Lower Body) Will Play Tuesday

News: Zbynek Michalek will play Tuesday after missing the past nine games with a lower body injury.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek has not played since Nov. 14 and was considered a game-time call after participating in the team's morning skate. He practiced in full Monday and will likely see some ice time as three regulars will miss Tuesday's contest. In 20 games this season, Michalek has four points and a plus-9 rating in 422:49 total ice time.

12/10/2013

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek: Game-Time Decision Tuesday

News: Zbynek Michalek (lower body) is considered a game-time decision for Tuesday's contest against the Avalanche, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek said he felt good following morning skate, but coach Dave Tippett wants to be careful in easing the defenseman back into action after he practiced fully for the first time Monday. Tippett may have no choice but to activate Michalek with three regulars set to miss Tuesday's game.

12/9/2013

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Skating Monday

News: Zbynek Michalek (lower body) was skating at Monday's practice, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Out since Nov. 14, Zbynek Michalek is finally closing in on a return. He may have a shot to suit up Tuesday in Colorado, though the Coyotes haven't said as much. Michalek has four points and a plus-9 rating through 20 appearances this season.

12/5/2013

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Questionable For Friday

News: Zbynek Michalek (lower body) could be a possibility for Friday's game against the Canucks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Coach Dave Tippett has been pleased with how well Zbynek Michalek has progressed this week and may elect to bring the blueliner back, depending on how he looks in Friday's morning skate. He last played for the Coyotes on Nov. 14.

12/3/2013

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Expected To Sit Tuesday

News: Zbynek Michalek has started skating on his own and accompanied the team to Edmonton, but is not expected to play Tuesday, reports the Arizona Republic.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek seems to be nearing a return, but will need a bit more time. Stay tuned for news throughout the week.

11/30/2013

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Still Without Timetable

News: Zbynek Michalek (lower body) has yet to resume skating and there remains no timetable for his return, according to the Arizona Republic.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek has been out since November 14 and may yet be out for a while.

11/26/2013

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Starting To Make Progress

News: Zbynek Michalek (lower body) has begun working out off the ice, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: It's a small sign of progress for Zbynek Michalek, who has been out since Nov. 14 with the lower-body injury. Still, because he has yet to resume skating and practicing, he's not expected to be ready to play this weekend.

11/23/2013

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Still Out

News: Zbynek Michalek (lower body) will not play Saturday against Anaheim, according to the Arizona Republic's Sarah McLellan.
Analysis: There is no timetable for Zbynek Michalek's return at the moment, but he only went on the IR on Nov. 21 despite getting hurt on Nov. 14, so it is not clear that his stay will be a long-term thing. Stay tuned for more news the in the coming days.

11/21/2013

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes Place Michalek On IR

News: The Coyotes placed Zbynek Michalek (lower body) on IR on Thursday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: With Zbynek Michalek off the active roster, Phoenix was able to activate Derek Morris off IR. It's also reasonable to assume that Michalek's IR designation was retroactive to Nov. 14, when he suffered the injury, so even though he won't play Thursday, he should be eligible to be activated at any time.

11/21/2013

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Out Thursday

News: Zbynek Michalek (lower body) will not play Thursday against the Avalanche, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek remains sidelined a week after suffering the injury, but there's been nothing to suggest he's IR-bound. He should be considered questionable heading into Saturday's game against Anaheim.