Zbynek Michalek D PHO 2 Days
Michalek (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Flyers, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
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.
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Michalek (upper body) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks.
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 Henrik Samuelsson takes his spot in the lineup.
Zbynek Michalek D PHO 11 Days
Michalek (upper body) will not play Sunday against the Jets.
The Coyotes made a late announcement, stating that 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.
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Michalek (upper body) will play Tuesday against the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
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.
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Michalek (upper body) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Senators, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
With 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.
Zbynek Michalek D PHO 21 Days
Michalek will miss Thursday's game against the Jets due to an upper-body injury, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
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.
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Michalek scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's win over Anaheim.
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.
Zbynek Michalek D PHO 2 Months
Michalek registered an assist Friday in a 5-0 win over the Canucks. He was plus-2 and blocked three shots in the contest.
That is consecutive games with an assist for 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.
Zbynek Michalek D PHO 3 Months
Michalek picked up an assist Thursday in a 5-3 loss to the Flames. He added two shots, a hit, and four blocked shots.
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.
Zbynek Michalek D PHO 10 Months
Zbynek Michalek scored a goal in Phoenix's 2-1 shootout loss to Winnipeg Tuesday evening.
It was Michalek's second goal of the season and his ninth point. Antoine Vermette and Mikkel Boedker assisted the goal.