Zbynek Michalek D PHO 2 Hrs

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.

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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 1 Month

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 9 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.

Zbynek Michalek D PHO 10 Months

Zbynek Michalek returned to action on Monday March 17.

Zbynek Michalek D PHO 10 Months

Zbynek Michalek is questionable to play Saturday.

He was hurt on a blocked shot in Boston on Thursday. "If he can find a way to play, he'll play," coach Dave Tippett said.

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Zbynek Michalek scored for the first time in 83 games on Saturday.

It was the game winner against the Penguins as it was a big night for Michalek and defense partner Oliver Ekman-Larsson as they shut down the Sidney Crosby line. Michalek was a plus-one with four blocked shots.

Zbynek Michalek D PHO 12 Months

Zbynek Michalek (hip) said he will be back in Phoenix's lineup on Thursday.

The Coyotes placed Rostislav Klesla on waivers Wednesday to make room for Michalek's return.

Zbynek Michalek D PHO 12 Months

Zbynek Michalek (hip) is still practicing but there is still no timetable for his return.

Michalek has not played since December 17 and is concerned that he won't be ready for the Olympics that start a month from now. Coach Dave Tippett is pleased with his progress. "That's a good sign he's skating every day and working every day," Tippett said. "At some point, I'm sure we'll get to the point where we say let's give it a try." Michalek has four points in 24 games but is more known for his defensive play and shot blocking ability.

Zbynek Michalek D PHO 12 Months

Zbynek Michalek (hip) isn't sure if he'll be ready in time for the Olympics.

Michalek has been named to the Czech Republic's roster. "Right now I"m not playing and I haven't played in a while," Michalek said. "The first thing here is to get healthy and playing again. . If everything goes well, I can go ahead and play and then play in the Olympics." More specifically, Michalek hasn't played since Dec. 17. He has four points in 24 games this season.