Zbynek Michalek D PHO 4 Days
Zbynek Michalek could return from a lower body injury this week.
Michalek has missed the last nine games with the injury but has participated in practice so his return is imminent. While he has little fantasy value in traditional pools, he does block a lot of shots.
Zbynek Michalek D PHO 19 Days
Zbynyk Michalek (lower body) skated for a short time on Saturday.
Michalek has been out of action since November 14 but hopes to go on the Coyotes short two game road trip starting Monday in Nashville. He has four assists in 20 games but his big fantasy stat is his 63 blocked shots.
Zbynek Michalek D PHO 26 Days
Zbynek Michalek (lower body) and Derek Morris (lower body) both will not play Saturday night.
The defensemen were questionable as the Coyotes host the Lightning. Michalek left the Nov. 14 game early, but Morris has been out since Nov. 5. As a result, Connor Murphy will make his NHL debut.
Zbynek Michalek D PHO 27 Days
Zbynek Michalek (lower body) and Derek Morris (lower body) are questionable for Saturday's tilt.
The Coyotes recalled Connor Murphy in case either one is unable to go. Michalek is second in the NHL with 63 blocked shots, 10 behind Andrew MacDonald of the New York Islanders. Consider Michalek and Morris day-to-day for now.