Milan Michalek
LW FA
12 months ago

Michalek was placed on waivers by Toronto on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old was placed on waivers to make room for Ben Smith, who was claimed off waivers himself. If Michalek clears waivers, he'll report to AHL Toronto.

Milan Michalek
LW FA
1 year ago

Michalek will skate on the Leafs' top line beside Nazem Kadri to start the season.

EDGE Analysis

There was thought he might provide a veteran presence to Auston Matthews' line, but he gets the top gig with Nazzy instead. Michalek still has some gas in the tank and is eager to prove his injury-riddled 2015-16 isn't an omen for a decline in his career. Michalek may provide sneaky fantasy value in deep leagues, as he'll also get some power-play time.

Milan Michalek
LW FA
1 year ago

Michalek potted a pair of goals in Thursday's 4-3 win over Team USA.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran also received the second most ice time (21:26) among Czech forwards in this one, trailing only Martin Hanzal of the Coyotes (22:54). Michalek's three points in three games at the World Cup is a nice omen for those considering utilizing his fantasy services in what will be his first full season with the Maple Leafs. He's expected to fill a top-six role -- potentially beside stud rookie Auston Matthews -- so the 31-year-old (and former 35-goal scorer) appears to have an outside shot at cracking the 20-goal plateau for the sixth time in his career.

Milan Michalek
LW FA
1 year ago1 Comment

Michalek (knee) is healthy and ready to play with the Czech team in the World Cup of Hockey this fall, Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Michalek is the elder statesman on a team littered with skaters vying for consistent NHL roles. Included in the Dion Phaneuf trade with Ottawa last February, the winger will look to get off to a strong start to the 2016-17 campaign after he was limited to 45 games last season; since he's on track to participate in the World Cup, it appears that fantasy owners will have a chance to evaluate his performance before deciding whether to draft him. Even though Michalek is past his prime, he's adept on the power play and projected for second-line duty with James van Riemsdyk and Nazem Kadri, a pair of heavy point producers. Consider buying low on Michalek.

Milan Michalek
LW FA
2 years ago

Michalek will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

EDGE Analysis

Michalek sustained the injury in Thursday's game against Buffalo, but he still managed to log 17:15 of ice time in the loss. The savvy veteran has had trouble with injuries, as he was traded to the Buds in early February with the club knowing he was dealing with a fractured finger. With the Leafs having been eliminated from playoff contention for a while now, he has plenty of time to get over this latest ailment for 2016-17. Replacing Michalek on the roster is Frederik Gauthier, who reportedly was called up from the minors Saturday.

Milan Michalek
LW FA
2 years ago

Michalek suffered an undisclosed injury in Thursday's 4-1 loss in Buffalo, Dhiren Mahiban of The Canadian Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear when the injury occurred, but it appears as though Michalek will miss out on Saturday's contest with Detroit through the injury. The report notes that Michalek will be evaluated Friday and that a recall is expected for Saturday's game. Michalek has missed two separate stretches of the season with finger injuries to this point, so this current injury may be related.

Milan Michalek
LW FA
2 years ago

Michalek handed out two power-play assists Thursday in a 6-5 overtime win against the Ducks.

EDGE Analysis

He's been thriving in a weird way over the course of Boston's current homestand, racking up five points despite putting only three shots on goal in the last five games. That pair of primary helpers represent Michalek's first assists with the man advantage all season. A two-time 60-point man earlier in his career, the Czech veteran is currently thin on fantasy value outside deep formats despite a spike in ice time over the last two games.

Milan Michalek
LW FA
2 years ago

Michalek overcame a finger injury and made his Leafs debut Monday against the Sabres, picking up four hits and two PIM in 12:43 of ice time, including 1:32 on the man advantage.

EDGE Analysis

Last month, Michalek was involved in a nine-player swap that resulted in defenseman Dion Phaneuf ending up with the Senators. A fractured finger had kept Michalek out until Monday, but he was quite active in the limited time that he was on the ice. Still, there's not much fantasy appeal with Michalek, as he's been moved from the eighth-ranked offense in Ottawa to a Toronto team that averages just 2.31 goals per game, 29th in the league.

Milan Michalek
LW FA
2 years ago

Michalek indicated Sunday that he's "ready to go," for Monday's contest against the Sabres, the Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Michalek hasn't played since breaking his finger Jan. 27, and will be in new colors when he takes the ice. The veteran has seen a dip in scoring this season (10 points in 32 games), and moving to a bad Maple Leafs squad probably won't help his case. However, he will remain a top-six forward, so the winger could still be an option in daily contests and deep season-long leagues.

Milan Michalek
LW FA
2 years ago

Michalek (finger) anticipates making his team debut Monday against Buffalo, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Michalek was already nursing a finger injury when the Sens shipped him to Toronto on Feb. 9 and resumed practicing on Feb. 26. It's anticipated that Michalek will skate on the Leafs' third line, though the former 35-goal scorer won't provide much fantasy value playing on a bad Toronto team.