Zbynek Michalek D STL 4 Days

Michalek picked up an assist on the winning goal Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime win against Pittsburgh. He had two PIM, recorded a shot and a blocked shot in the contest.

This is just Michalek's ninth point of the season and if he's on your fantasy team it's more likely for the blocked shots - he has 146 on the year. He is playing on the Blues' second pairing with Jay Bouwmeester right now, but the impending return of Kevin Shattenkirk (Abdomen) will shake things up a bit. You can expect Michalek to stay in the lineup somewhere, but his ice time may decrease a bit when that happens.

Zbynek Michalek D STL 15 Days

Michalek (concussion) will play Saturday against the Wild, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Michalek will be making his debut with the Blues after he was sent to the team from the Coyotes prior the Mar. 2 trade deadline. He had been dealing with the concussion since mid-February, but after practicing the last few days, Michalek informed coach Ken Hitchcock that he was ready to play. Michalek will swap in for rookie Petteri Lindbohm and pair up with Jay Bouwmeester.

Zbynek Michalek D STL 16 Days

Michalek (concussion) isn't expected to play in either of the Blues' games over the weekend, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

Michalek has yet to provide coach Ken Hitchcock with an indication that he's ready to play, so the Blues will more than likely hold him out of action until the blueliner says he's ready to go. The head injury has kept Michalek out since Feb. 14, predating his arrival in St. Louis prior to the trade deadline.

Zbynek Michalek D STL 17 Days

Coach Ken Hitchcock said Thursday that Michalek (concussion) will make his Blues debut as soon as the defenseman says he's ready to go, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

Michalek said Wednesday that he's no longer experiencing concussion symptoms, but it seems he still wants to get in a couple of more skating sessions before entering the lineup. While he'll remain held out of Thursday's game against the Flyers, there's a good possibility that Michalek could suit up for one or both of the Blues' weekend contests.

Zbynek Michalek D STL 18 Days

Michalek (concussion) is starting to close in on a return to the lineup, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

Michalek has yet to make his debut with the Blues due to the concussion that predated his acquisition, but he's made positive progress in his recovery over the last several days. He resumed skating late last week and was on the ice again for Wednesday's optional practice. It seems a bit unlikely that he'll be cleared to play in time for Thursday's game against the Flyers, but he may have a realistic shot at playing Saturday versus the Wild.

Zbynek Michalek D STL 23 Days

Michalek (concussion) skated on his own after Friday's practice, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Michalek's Blues debut has been delayed by the head injury, but he seems to be progressing positively and might not be far away from playing again. He could resume practicing in full with the Blues in the next few days, which would likely be the last hurdle he needs to clear in the recovery process.

Zbynek Michalek D STL 27 Days

Michalek (concussion) exercised the last three days and was schedule to skate Monday before being traded, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

Michalek was moved to the Blues in exchange for prospect Maxim Letunov and a conditional 2015 third-round draft pick. 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.

Zbynek Michalek D STL 27 Days

Michalek (concussion) was acquired by the Blues on Monday in exchange for a prospect and a future draft pick, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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.

Zbynek Michalek D STL 1 Month

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."

Per the report, it also seems unlikely that Michalek -- who has been the subject of trade rumors -- will suit up Saturday against the Bruins.

Zbynek Michalek D STL 1 Month

Coach Dave Tippett indicated that Michalek (upper body) is not on the road trip but could join the team later in the week.

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.