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Roman Polak

31-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Polak is an absolute warrior on the blue line, but his immediate future is unclear. He underwent surgery in April after an ugly leg/ankle injury suffered in a collision with the Capitalsí Brooks Orpik in the playoffs. When healthy, Polak is best described as big and physical...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 235   DOB: 4/28/1986   BORN: Ostrava, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: 6th Rd, #180 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a professional tryout agreement with the Maple Leafs in September of 2017.

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Polak may not be getting a contract from the Leafsvbut will be invited to continue practicing with the team, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 20 19 0 0 0 -3 6 13 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 21 6 0 1 1 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 22 69 1 14 15 -15 45 73 1.4 1 0 21:31 0 5 5 2:00 110 109
2009-10 23 78 4 17 21 7 59 73 5.5 1 0 19:59 0 0 0 0:07 138 124
2010-11 24 NHL STL 55 3 9 12 -4 33 54 5.6 1 0 19:57 0 0 0 0:06 110 78
2011-12 25 NHL STL 77 0 11 11 6 57 88 0.0 0 0 18:52 0 0 0 0:05 173 141
2012-13 26 NHL STL 48 1 5 6 -2 48 39 2.6 1 0 18:25 0 0 0 0:02 110 78
2013-14 27 NHL STL 72 4 9 13 3 71 83 4.8 0 0 17:20 0 0 0 0:01 151 131
2014-15 28 NHL TOR 56 5 4 9 -22 48 61 8.2 1 0 21:05 0 0 0 0:05 225 128
2015-16 29 NHL SJ 24 0 3 3 -2 16 35 0.0 0 0 17:49 0 0 0 0:02 83 44
2015-16 29 NHL TOR 55 1 12 13 8 56 56 1.8 0 0 19:44 0 0 0 0:04 220 102
2016-17 30 NHL TOR 75 4 7 11 10 65 64 6.3 1 0 17:55 0 0 0 0:01 232 133
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Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 17:49 0:02 1:29
2015-16 19:44 0:04 3:29
2016-17 17:55 0:01 2:54

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Polak (lower leg) is listed on the team's roster for Saturday's preseason finale against Detroit.

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Polak (lower leg) will not be ready to make his preseason debut during Wednesday's game against the Canadiens, but he should be ready to play soon, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.

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Polak is attending Toronto's training camp on a professional tryout, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

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Polak (lower leg) told reporters he anticipates being healthy for the start of the 2017-18 campaign, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.

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Polak (lower leg) is still in a hospital following surgery, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports. "His rehab is going to be a long time," per coach Mike Babcock.

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Polak will undergo surgery on his right leg Tuesday, Kristen Shilton of TSN reports.

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Polak (lower body) is "gone for the year," according to CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

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Polak suffered a serious right knee or ankle injury on a hard hit by Brooks Orpik in the second period of Saturday's game against the Capitals. He couldn't bear weight on that foot when he was helped off the ice.

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Polak (lower body) told reporters he expects to be in the lineup Thursday for the Leafs' postseason opener against the Capitals, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

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Polak (lower body) will likely be in the lineup for Thursday's Game 1 against Washington, though he's yet to be officially cleared, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.

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Polak was forced from Sunday's game against Columbus with an apparent leg injury, according to the game broadcast on Sportsnet Ontario.

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Polak (suspension) has served his two-game ban and is eligible to return Tuesday against the Panthers.

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2015-16

Polak isnít much of an offensive contributor, nor are his advanced stats attractive. But the guy is tough and he pushes his mates to take responsibility for their poor play. Remember when he called out his teammates for not playing solid defensive hockey back in January? He said the Leafs didnít play well ďbecause itís hard workĒ and the team didnít like to do that. Harsh, but true. The average-skating defender leads on and off the ice, and will toil on the teamís second pairing. Heíll deliver hits, but nothing more for fantasy. Even that's contingent on him staying healthy -- after sitting out 10 games as a Blue the prior season, he missed 26 in his first campaign with the Leafs.

2014-15

Polak is tough, we'll give him that. He can drop his gloves - see YouTube for evidence of that - lay hits and block shots, but he won't deliver much fantasy goodness for your squad. Odds are good he will spend the season as the defensive-minded partner of a more offensive-minded puck-moving defenseman like Franson, Gardiner or Reilly. Let a Leaf fan tie this anchor on their squad.

2011-12

Coming off a year limited to 55 games by an early-season wrist injury, the Blues were pleased enough with Polak to reward him with a five-year contract extension. Though a minus-4, Polak continued to be a team leader in hits and blocked shots, willing to do the dirty work in all corners of the ice. Heís not going to be much of a fantasy player, but heís the stay-at-home type that allows someone like Alex Pietrangelo to take chances offensively.

2010-11

Polak impressively improved his plus/minus from minus-15 in 2008-09 to plus-7 last season. Still just 23, Polak has gained a ton of experience in St. Louis over the last two years, becoming one of the team's better stay-at-home defenders. He'll pair up with Barret Jackman, just like last year, and continue to be a top-six defender, skating 20 minutes a night.

2009-10

Polak was given a bigger role than expected last year because of the injuries to Erik Johnson and Eric Brewer. He showed enough to earn himself a two-year deal in the offseason and should remain a high-minutes guy on defense. His spot is assured among the top six defenders.

2008-09

Eric Brewer, Jay McKee and Barrett Jackman are the only healthy defensemen listed on the Blues' Official Site's Depth Chart. None of those three can be considered much of an offensive threat. So, we expect Polak to make the team out of camp but his performance will determine how long he stays there. His value is minimal right now but the 22-year-old Czech defender is worth keeping an eye on.

2007-08

Polak will likely not see any serious minutes on the Blues' blue line this season, with names like Jay McKee, Eric Brewer, Christian Backman, Barret Jackman and Bryce Salvador a virtual lock to be the team's top five d-men. Pencil in the highly anticipated Erik Johnson as the number six guy, and there isn't much room left after that. Look for Polak to compete for a backup spot with the likes of Matt Walker and Jeff Woywitka.