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6 Zbynek Michalek D
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 12/23/1982 | Birthplace: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czechoslovaki | Team: St. Louis Blues | College: None | NHL Experience: 10 | Salary: $4,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
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3/2/2015

Zbynek Michalek, D, STL

Zbynek Michalek

Blues' Michalek Progressing

News: Zbynek Michalek (concussion) exercised the last three days and was scheduled to skate with the Coyotes on Monday before being traded to the Blues, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: The Blues acquired Zbynek Michalek and a conditional 2015 third-round draft pick in exchange for prospect Maxim Letunov. While he doesn't have a set timetable for return, his progress towards a return is encouraging and it seems plausible he could return at some point in the near future.

3/2/2015

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Zbynek Michalek

Blues Acquire Michalek From Coyotes

News: Zbynek Michalek (concussion) was acquired by the Blues on Monday along with a conditional 2015 third-round draft pick in exchange for prospect Maxim Letunov, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek is facing an uncertain return date after sustaining a concussion in mid-February, but his acquisition by the Blues suggests the team feels confident he might not be out for too much longer. The Blues have been struggling a bit defensively since Kevin Shattenkirk underwent abdominal surgery, but Michalek's impending arrival should at least give the blue line an added shot-blocking presence. However, don't expect Michalek to come close to matching Shattenkirk's output in the scoring categories, as he managed just eight points in 53 games with the Coyotes before succumbing to the head injury.

2/25/2015

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Out Thursday

News: Zbynek Michalek (upper body) won't play Thursday against the Rangers Craig Morgan of FOX Sports Arizona reports. "He's still not feeling right," coach Dave Tippett said Wednesday. "We'll just wait and see where it goes."
Analysis: Per the report, it also seems unlikely that Zbynek Michalek -- who has been the subject of trade rumors -- will suit up Saturday against the Bruins.

2/23/2015

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Zbynek (Upper Body) Not On Trip

News: Coach Dave Tippett indicated that Zbynek Michalek (upper body) is not on the road trip but could join the team later in the week.
Analysis: Michaek's status for the road trip was questionable coming in, but the latest news rules him out for Monday's game against the Devils and likely for Tuesday's tilt with the Islanders as well. If that is indeed the case, he could still rejoin the team Thursday in New York or Saturday in Boston.

2/21/2015

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Questionable For Road Trip

News: Zbynek Michalek (upper body) may not join on the team on its upcoming road trip, which starts Monday in New Jersey and lasts more than a week, reports Sarah McLellan of AZCentral.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek's uncertain status is hurting his trade stock as much as the Coyotes' ability to win games, which at this point may be more important to the franchise. The veteran is a known quantity to fantasy owners in leagues where blocked shots are an important commodity.

2/20/2015

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Out Saturday

News: Zbynek Michalek (lower body) remains day-to-day, but he will not play in Saturday's game against the Lightning, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek at least picked the right time for an injury, with Arizona in a forgiving part of the schedule that includes just two games in a stretch of seven days. Michalek can be considered questionable for Monday's game in New Jersey.

2/17/2015

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Doesn't Travel With Team

News: Zbynek Michalek suffered a lower body injury and did not travel with the team for Monday's game against the Avalanche, Craig Morgan of FoxSports Arizona reports.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek skated for 17:53 worth of ice time in the team's last game Saturday against the Rangers, so the exact nature of when and where the injury occurred are not entirely clear. He's currently listed as day-to-day, and since the Coyotes have four days off after Monday's contest, it's possible he'll be able to return on Saturday against the Lightning.

2/1/2015

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Scored In Loss

News: Zbynek Michalek scored his second goal of the season Saturday as the Coyotes were blown out by Ottawa. It was his only shot on net and he was minus-2 while adding a hit and blocked shot.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek may be winding up his time in the desert as the Coyotes continue to flounder and he is a pending free agent after the season. The veteran could draw interest on the trade market as he is still an excellent shot blocker and defensive presence.

1/28/2015

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Set To Play Tuesday

News: Zbynek Michalek (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Flyers, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek hasn't played since Jan. 17 due to the upper-body injury, but looks to be good to go after returning to practice Monday. The blueliner, who has seven points and a minus-4 rating in 42 games this season, will form a pairing with the more offensive-minded Oliver Ekman-Larsson on Tuesday.

1/21/2015

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek (Upper Body) Out Tuesday

News: Zbynek Michalek (upper body) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek's chances of suiting up Tuesday took a hit after he wasn't able to partake in the Coyotes' morning skate. He'll head to the press box for the second straight game while Philip Samuelsson takes his spot in the lineup.

1/18/2015

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek (Upper Body) Out Sunday

News: Zbynek Michalek (upper body) will not play Sunday against the Jets.
Analysis: The Coyotes made a late announcement, stating that Zbynek Michalek is day-to-day with an upper body injury. The diagnosis is expectedly vague, but Michalek should be considered questionable to play Tuesday in Chicago.

1/13/2015

Zbynek Michalek, D, STL

Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek To Return Tuesday

News: Zbynek Michalek (upper body) will play Tuesday against the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek will return to action Tuesday after missing the Coyotes' last two games. He figures to reclaim his role as part of Arizona's top defensive pairing alongside Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

1/10/2015

Zbynek Michalek, D, STL

Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek (Upper Body) Ruled Out Saturday

News: Zbynek Michalek (upper body) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Senators, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: With Zbynek Michalek missing his second straight game with the injury, Michael Stone will occupy his spot next to Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the top defensive pairing. The Coyotes are considering Michalek day-to-day.

1/8/2015

Zbynek Michalek, D, STL

Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Out With Upper-Body Injury

News: Zbynek Michalek will miss Thursday's game against the Jets due to an upper-body injury, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek will miss his first game of the season after the injury prevented him from taking part in the Coyotes' gameday skate. He's being viewed as day-to-day at this time, making him a candidate to return to action Saturday versus the Senators if he's able to practice before that time. Michael Stone will take Michalek's spot on the Coyotes' top defensive pairing Thursday.

12/28/2014

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Scores First Goal Of Season

News: Zbynek Michalek scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's win over Anaheim.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek now has six points in 35 games, to go with a minus-5 rating. Considering it's been five years since the 32-year-old surpassed the 20-point mark, don't expect much more offense from Michalek this season. Considering he sees almost no power-play time, Michalek doesn't provide much fantasy value outside of the deepest of leagues.

11/15/2014

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Picks Up Assist

News: Zbynek Michalek registered an assist Friday in a 5-0 win over the Canucks. He was plus-2 and blocked three shots in the contest.
Analysis: That is two consecutive games with an assist for Zbynek Michalek, but don't count on it continuing as he has never been a scoring defenseman. On the other hand, his 37 blocked shots on the season have him in a tie for 14th in the NHL, where he adds tremendous value in leagues that count blocks.

11/14/2014

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Zbynek Michalek

Coyotes' Michalek Picks Up Assist

News: Zbynek Michalek picked up an assist Thursday in a 5-3 loss to the Flames. He added two shots, a hit, and four blocked shots.
Analysis: Zbynek Michalek's contributions for fantasy purposes are limited to leagues that count blocked shots, at which he is one of the best. With three points in 16 games, he is scoring at a higher rate than usual, but he will nevertheless not be a real factor on offense.

4/12/2014

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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.