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3 Ladislav Smid D
Height/Weight: 6-3/210 | Birthdate: 2/1/1986 | Birthplace: Frydlant V Cechach, Czechoslovak | Team: Calgary Flames | College: None | NHL Experience: 7 | Salary: $2,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 3/1 | Average Draft Position: 168.00
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4/11/2014

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Ladislav Smid

Flames' Smid Likely Done For Season

News: Ladislav Smid (upper body) is not expected to return this season, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Analysis: Coach Bob Hartley suggested that among the Flames' injured skaters, only Mikael Backlund had a chance at returning for the team's remaining games, effectively ruling out Ladislav Smid. After coming over in a trade with Edmonton back in November, Smid was highly productive on the defensive end for Calgary, racking up 141 hits and 134 blocks.

4/7/2014

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Ladislav Smid

Flames' Smid Remains Out

News: Ladislav Smid (upper body) will not play in Monday's game against New Jersey, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis: Ladislav Smid is likely not going to play the rest of the season, as the Flames have been eliminated from playoff contention.

3/28/2014

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Ladislav Smid

Flames' Smid Suffers Injury Friday

News: Ladislav Smid suffered an upper-body injury during Friday's game against the Rangers and will not return, NHL.com's Aaron Vickers reports.
Analysis: Ladislav Smid took a hit from Derek Dorsett in the first period and appeared to be in some pain upon retreating to the bench. The Flames will update his condition soon, so consider him day-to-day for the time being.

3/13/2014

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Ladislav Smid

Smid Gets First Goal For Flames

News: Ladislav Smid scored his first goal as a member of the Flames in Wednesday's win over the Ducks.
Analysis: Known more for his work as a stay-at-home defenseman, even Ladislav Smid couldn't help but get into the act in the Flames' seven-goal onslaught against the Ducks. Smid added seven hits for good measure in the victory.

2/12/2014

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Ladislav Smid

Flames' Smid Scratched By Czech Republic

News: Ladislav Smid (lower body) will be scratched by the Czech Republic for their opening game in the Winter Olympics against Sweden, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Analysis: It appears Ladislav Smid is considered healthy after suffering a lower-body injury in the Flames' final game before the break, but the Czech team decided to go with foreign leaguers Lukas Krajicek and Michal Barinka as the third pairing. Smid should see the ice at some point before the Olympics are over.

2/9/2014

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Ladislav Smid

Flames' Smid Nursing Lower-Body Injury

News: Ladislav Smid sustained a lower-body injury in Saturday's loss to the Flyers, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Analysis: It's an untimely injury with Ladislav Smid set to play in the Olympics for the Czech Republic next week, but the ailment is only of the day-to-day variety and not expected to cost him any action. Smid saw 9:40 of ice time Saturday before departing in the second period.

1/31/2014

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Ladislav Smid

Calgary's Smid Dishes Assist

News: Ladislav Smid assisted on a key insurance goal in the third period of Thursday's 4-1 win against the Sharks.
Analysis: Ladislav Smid returned to the lineup with a plus-3 in Tuesday's win, and contributed an assist Thursday. The big defenseman has been a decent acquisition for Calgary, although not for points (four in 53 games).

1/27/2014

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Ladislav Smid

Flames' Smid To Return Tuesday

News: Ladislav Smid (undisclosed) will play Tuesday vs. the Blackhawks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Analysis: Ladislav Smid will receive clearance to return to action after he was able to practice without incident Monday morning. He missed only one game due to the undisclosed ailment.

1/27/2014

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Ladislav Smid

Flames' Smid Returns To Practice

News: Ladislav Smid (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: Ladislav Smid missed Friday's game with the injury and had been off the ice the past few days, but it doesn't appear as though a move to IR will be forthcoming. There would seem to be a good possibility that he'd be back in the lineup Tuesday night against the Blackhawks.

1/27/2014

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Ladislav Smid

Flames' Smid Still Not Practicing

News: Ladislav Smid missed the weekend's practices for "maintenance," according to the Calgary Herald.
Analysis: Ladislav Smid also missed Friday's game with his undisclosed injury. The veteran is dealing with a nagging injury, and with the Flames so far out of the playoff hunt, there's no need to rush him back.

1/25/2014

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Ladislav Smid

Flames' Smid Misses Friday's Game

News: Ladislav Smid missed Friday's 5-4 shootout win over Nashville with an undisclosed injury, the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: Ladislav Smid had left a game Jan. 18 with a chest injury but had played in a few games since then. Coach Hartley described his malady as a nagging injury, but declined to give specifics. He shouldn't miss much time, especially with the Olympic break approaching.

12/23/2013

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Ladislav Smid

Flames' Smid Set To Play Monday

News: Despite leaving Saturday's tilt with a chest injury, Ladislav Smid should suit up for Monday's game against St. Louis, according to the Calgary Herald.
Analysis: Ladislav Smid will log more minutes Monday, as workhorse Kris Russell is out for the Blues game. While Smid is paired with Mark Giordano, he hasn't scored in 10 games and is in the lineup for his defensive prowess, not his production.

12/1/2013

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Ladislav Smid

Calgary's Smid Hit For 15 PIM

News: Ladislav Smid was sent off for boarding and a game misconduct penalty in the second period of Calgary's win over Los Angeles on Saturday.
Analysis: This is good news and bad news and good news. The good news is that his fantasy owners get 15 penalty minutes basically out of nowhere; Ladislav Smid has never been a major source of PIM. The bad news is that he left his team a player short for the third frame, and might face disciplinary action from the league for endangering LA's Dwight King. The good news is that the Flames turned the ensuing five-minute penalty kill into a key shorthanded goal.

11/8/2013

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Ladislav Smid

Oilers Ship Smid To Calgary

News: Ladislav Smid was traded to the Flames on Friday for two prospects, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Analysis: Despite inking Ladislav Smid to a four-year, $14 million extension in April, the Oilers elected to ship out the 27-year-old after he failed to play up to expectations this season. In his 17 games this season, Smid tallied two points and a minus-6 rating, with the latter figure unlikely to improve much for a similar defensively challenged Calgary squad. He'll at least attempt to stabilize the Flames' defensive ranks with Mark Giordano still out for multiple weeks.

10/22/2013

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Ladislav Smid

Oilers' Smid Scores First

News: Ladislav Smid collected his first goal of the year in Tuesday's win over the Canadiens.
Analysis: Don't get used to the offensive contributions, as the tally came on just Ladislav Smid's third shot on goal in 10 games this season. He'd actually gone seven consecutive games without putting the puck on net, making him one of Tuesday's most unlikely scorers. Meanwhile, those in leagues that count hits and/or blocks were pleased as usual, as Smid collected four of each.

4/1/2013

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Ladislav Smid

Oilers Extend Smid

News: The Oilers have signed Ladislav Smid to a four-year contract extension, the Edmonton Journal reports.
Analysis: The deal, which is reportedly worth $14 million, effectively removes Ladislav Smid's name from consideration for a trade deadline swap. The 27-year-old blueliner possess limited upside on offense, with just three points in 34 games to date, but he does at least chip in fantasy-wise with his PIMs (41), hits (103) and blocks (91).

3/31/2013

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Ladislav Smid

Smid Scores Early For Oilers

News: Ladislav Smid collected a goal and an assist during a lopsided first period of Saturday's game against Vancouver.
Analysis: You shouldn't expect many more multi-point games from this stay-at-home defenseman.

10/22/2012

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Ladislav Smid

Oilers' Smid Expected To Be Re-Signed

News: Ladislav Smid is expected to be re-signed by Edmonton, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis: Once the lockout is over the Oilers will worry about locking Ladislav Smid up. Smid has developed into a solid d-man for Edmonton and could be in line for a three- or four-year deal.

9/25/2012

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Ladislav Smid

Oilers' Smid To Play For Liberec During Lockout

News: Ladislav Smid will play for Liberec of the Czech Extraliga during the lockout, according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis: Liberec lost 5-2 last night, perhaps Liberec isn't any better than Edmonton has been the past few years.

4/7/2012

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Ladislav Smid

Oilers' Smid Stays Behind For Finale

News: Ladislav Smid (neck) did not travel with the team to Vancouver for their season finale, the Edmonton Journal reports.
Analysis: Test results showed no structural damage to the neck which was a relief, but with the Oilers not heading to the playoffs, there was no reason to put the defenseman at risk.

4/3/2012

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Ladislav Smid

Oilers' Smid Might Be Shut Down

News: Ladislav Smid (unspecified injury) could sit out the Oilers' final two games of the season, the Edmonton Journal reports.
Analysis: Ladislav Smid, who had neck surgery after the 2009-10 season, was banged up Friday (on a hit from behind) and with the Oilers out of playoff contention, there's no compelling reason to rush him back into the lineup, in particular if he tweaked his neck at all Friday.

3/31/2012

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Ladislav Smid

Oilers' Smid To Get Time Off

News: Ladislav Smid, who had neck surgery after the 2009-10 season so any damage there is worrisome, might not make the road trip to Anaheim and Los Angeles for games Sunday and Monday according to the Edmonton Journal.
Analysis: With 183 blocked shots and 185 hits taken, Ladislav Smid's body has taken a beating this season. The Oilers are really just playing it safe here and want to get their self-sacrificing defenseman some much needed rest. If he's on your roster, keep an eye on lineups over the next two days to make sure he's actually out.

1/4/2012

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Ladislav Smid

Oilers Believe Smid Is One Of The Best D-men In The NHL

News: The Oilers believe that Ladislav Smid is developing into one of the top defensemen in the NHL, according to the Edmonton Journal. "I can count on one hand the games Ladi's struggled this year," said Oilers head coach Tom Renney.
Analysis: Ladislav Smid has only three goals and three assists on the season to go along with a -1 rating so it seems like Edmonton is just trying to play up one of its blueliners. He's a solid d-man, but no one to get over excited about.

10/10/2011

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Ladislav Smid

Oilers' Smid Blocks Six Shots In Opener

News: Ladislav Smid (shoulder) blocked six shots and played 21:07 in Sunday's opener against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: He played 31 shifts -- the third-highest total on the team Sunday -- and appears to be close to 100 percent after a shoulder injury slowed him down in the preseason.

10/7/2011

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Ladislav Smid

Oilers' Smid Cleared For Contact

News: Ladislav Smid (shoulder) was cleared for contact Friday, according to the Oilers web site.
Analysis: This doesn't mean that Ladislav Smid will play Sunday, but he certainly has a better chance now than he did Thursday.