Zbynek Michalek
D FA
9 months ago

Michalek was recalled from AHL Tuscon on Sunday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Michalek hasn't played at the top level this season, but could make his season debut Monday or Tuesday should some additional depth along the blue line be required. However, he's still not a very appealing fantasy option.

Zbynek Michalek
D FA
1 year ago

Michalek was waived by the team Monday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Michalek was a mainstay on the Coyotes' blue line last year, as he played 70 games while averaging over 17 minutes per night. Despite his opportunities, the defenseman garnered a paltry seven points and added just 20 PIM. If the 33-year-old is unclaimed, he will be reassigned to AHL Tucson, but may be on the short list for a call-up during the season.

Zbynek Michalek
D FA
1 year ago

Michalek scored a goal in the Czech Republic's 4-3 victory over Team USA on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Zbynek's younger brother Milan hogged most of the glory with a pair of goals in this game, but the veteran defenseman managed to get on the board first 12:44 into the first period. Don't expect him to contribute much offense with the Coyotes this season, though, as you have to go all the way back to 2008-09 to find a season in which the older Michalek scored more than five goals.

Zbynek Michalek
D FA
2 years ago

Michalek (upper body) will play Wednesday against the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

Michalek's availability shouldn't have any affect on fantasy owners' lineups, as the 33-year-old blueliner has tallied just six points (two goals, four assists) in 54 games this season. Michalek is expected to skate alongside Connor Murphy on the Coyotes' third pairing in Wednesday's contest.

Zbynek Michalek
D FA
2 years ago

Michalek is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury and will not dress Monday against the Avalanche, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Michalek's absence will certainly impact the Coyotes, it won't make much of a ripple in the fantasy realm. The blueliner owns just six points through 54 games this season, averaging a paltry 16:32 over that frame. His biggest contribution comes in the form of blocked shots (96), but not enough to put him in consideration for the vast majority of season-long leagues, and his value remains minimal in daily contests as well. Michalek's next chance to return comes Wednesday against the Canucks, so check back before the game for another update on his status.

Zbynek Michalek
D FA
2 years ago

Michalek (lower body) will be in the lineup Saturday night against the Panthers, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Michalek missed Thursday's loss to Anaheim, a game in which the 'Yotes were manhandled by a potent Duck attack and surrendered five goals. Michalek is a clam-down defender and that's exactly what his team needs after such an embarrassing loss. From a fantasy standpoint, he'll help most in leagues that count blocks -- Michalek is averaging 6.44 of those bad boys per 60 minutes this season.

Zbynek Michalek
D FA
2 years ago

Michalek (lower body) will miss Thursday's game against the Ducks, Craig Morgan of AZ Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Michalek missed practice on Thursday and was replaced by Jared Tinordi during line rushes. It's unclear as to the extent of Michalek's injury as he played more than 18 minutes on Monday, nearly two minutes more than his average ice time this season.

Zbynek Michalek
D FA
2 years ago

Michalek wasn't on the ice during Thursday's practice, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Michalek is questionable for Thursday's tilt with Anaheim. It's not clear what the blueliner is dealing with, as he logged 18:23 in Monday's game versus Pittsburgh. The veteran hasn't been a big producer this season, recording just six points in 53 games. Jared Tinordi skated in Michalek's normal spot on the second defensive pairing during Thursday's skate.

Zbynek Michalek
D FA
2 years ago

Head coach Dave Tippett told reporters that Michalek "looks like he's good to go," indicating he will play Saturday against the Predators, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Michalek, who has tallied four points (two goals, two assists) in 31 games this season, will likely be paired with Klas Dahlbeck in Saturday's contest.

Zbynek Michalek
D FA
2 years ago

Michalek (upper body) will not return to the lineup Thursday against the Flames, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Michalek suffered the upper-body issue in Saturday's contest against the Oilers, and Thursday's game against the Flames marks his third straight absence. Stefan Elliott will draw into the lineup in his place once again, making the blueliner's next chance to return Saturday when the Coyotes host Nashville.