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Zbynek Michalek

32-Year-Old Defenseman – St. Louis Blues

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Michalek remains one of the Coyotes' top defenders, but is not very relevant for fantasy players because he brings almost no offense to the ice. He remains an excellent shot blocker -- he stopped 165 shots in just 59 games -- so if you can use that he is worthy of considerat...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Concussion    EST. RETURN:  3/9/2015
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 12/23/1982
BORN: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Zbynek Michalek Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $20-million deal with the Penguins in July of 2010.

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

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Zbynek Michalek NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 22 82 9 15 24 4 62 105 8.6 2 0 5 0 5
2006-07 23 82 4 24 28 -20 34 144 2.8 0 0 3 0 3
2007-08 24 75 4 13 17 9 34 92 4.3 2 0 0 0 0
2008-09 25 82 6 21 27 -13 28 106 5.7 0 0 22:43 0 1 1 0:40 69 271
2009-10 26 72 3 14 17 5 30 104 2.9 1 0 22:39 2 4 6 1:27 80 156
2010-11 27 NHL PIT 73 5 14 19 0 30 104 4.8 2 0 21:50 1 3 4 1:43 56 149
2011-12 28 NHL PIT 62 2 11 13 0 24 77 2.6 0 0 21:39 0 1 1 0:15 47 144
2012-13 29 NHL PHO 34 0 2 2 4 14 42 0.0 0 0 21:18 0 0 0 0:11 42 87
2013-14 30 NHL PHO 59 2 8 10 6 24 78 2.6 1 0 20:59 0 0 0 0:03 55 165
2014-15 31 NHL ARI 53 2 6 8 -6 12 67 3.0 0 0 21:05 0 0 0 0:02 73 130
2014-15 Proj 31 NHL STL 73 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Zbynek Michalek

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Zbynek Michalek – Playing Time Overview

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#5 Left Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

21:05

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Zbynek Michalek was on the ice for 21:05.

0:02

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Zbynek Michalek was on the ice for 0:02 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 21:18 0:11
2013-14 20:59 0:03
2014-15 21:05 0:02

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Zbynek Michalek 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Mar 1 at VAN Did Not Play
Feb 28 at EDM Did Not Play
Feb 26 at WPG Did Not Play
Feb 24 MON Did Not Play
Feb 21 PIT Did Not Play
Feb 20 BOS Did Not Play
Feb 17 DAL Did Not Play
Feb 15 at FLA Did Not Play
Feb 12 at TB Did Not Play
Feb 10 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 20:04 0:00
Feb 8 CHI Did Not Play
Feb 6 at CLS Did Not Play
Feb 5 at BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 5 25:19 0:00
Feb 3 TB 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 20:26 0:00
Feb 1 at WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 22:00 0:00
Jan 30 at CAR Did Not Play
Jan 29 NSH 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 22:01 0:00
Jan 19 COL Did Not Play
Jan 17 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 18:30 0:00
Jan 15 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 21:43 0:00
Jan 13 EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 18:01 0:00
Jan 10 CAR Did Not Play
Jan 8 SJ Did Not Play
Jan 6 at ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 4 21:50 0:00
Jan 3 at SJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:19 0:08
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Jan 2 at ANH Did Not Play
Dec 30 at NSH Did Not Play
Dec 29 COL 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 21:40 0:00
Dec 27 DAL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 15:40 0:00
Dec 23 at COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 19:57 0:00
Dec 20 at SJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 19:02 0:00
Dec 18 at LA Did Not Play
Dec 16 LA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 4 3 27:19 0:19
Dec 13 at COL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 4 25:13 0:00
Dec 11 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 7 22:19 0:00
Dec 8 FLA Did Not Play
Dec 6 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:57 0:00
Dec 4 at NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 21:16 0:00
Dec 3 at CHI Did Not Play
Nov 29 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 22:20 0:00
Nov 28 EDM Did Not Play
Nov 25 OTT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 3 23:31 0:00
Nov 23 at WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 15:58 0:00
Nov 22 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 23:54 0:00
Nov 20 at MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:59 0:00
Nov 18 at BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:47 0:00
Nov 15 WAS Did Not Play
Nov 13 NSH 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 4 21:24 0:00
Nov 11 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 4 19:04 0:02
Nov 8 NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 17:23 0:00
Nov 6 NJ Did Not Play
Nov 4 at NJ 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 22:53 0:00
Nov 3 at NYR Did Not Play
Nov 1 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 19:53 0:00
Oct 30 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 21:44 0:00
Oct 28 at DAL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:59 0:00
Oct 25 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:29 0:00
Oct 23 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 18:35 0:00
Oct 19 at ANH Did Not Play
Oct 18 at ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 17:50 0:00
Oct 16 at LA Did Not Play
Oct 11 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 4 22:01 0:06
Oct 9 NYR 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 19:40 0:00

Zbynek Michalek: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Michalek (concussion) was acquired by the Blues on Monday along with a conditional 2015 third-round draft pick in exchange for prospect Maxim Letunov, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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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."

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Coach Dave Tippett indicated that Michalek (upper body) is not traveling with the team, but could join the Coyotes later in the week.

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Michalek (upper body) may not join on the team on its upcoming road trip, which starts Monday in New Jersey and lasts more than a week, reports Sarah McLellan of AZCentral.

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Michalek (lower body) remains day-to-day, but he will not play in Saturday's game against the Lightning, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Michalek suffered a lower-body injury and did not travel with the team for Monday's game against the Avalanche, Craig Morgan of FOX Sports Arizona reports.

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Michalek scored his second goal of the season Saturday as the Coyotes were blown out by Ottawa. It was his only shot on net and he was minus-2 while adding a hit and blocked shot.

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Michalek (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Flyers, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Michalek (upper body) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks.

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Michalek (upper body) will not play Sunday against the Jets.

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Michalek (upper body) will play Tuesday against the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Michalek (upper body) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Senators, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Michalek is better on the ice than in the fantasy arena unless you need a shot blocker. He has never been known to light the lamp or even really set up others to do the same. But you can pretty much count on a blocked shot a game. Unfortunately, that means he only provides value in those leagues that use more complicated scoring systems.

2012-13

Acquired by the Coyotes during the 2012 draft, Michalek will return to the desert where he was a longtime fan favorite. Michalek's presence will boost an already-stacked blue line and affords the Coyotes the chance to entertain offers for Keith Yandle. Michalek's not known for his scoring, but he did chip in 19 points during his last stint in the desert and will get the Desert Dogs a needed stay-at-home blueliner, especially with the departure of Michal Rozsival.

2011-12

Michalek led Pittsburgh in blocked shots with 149 (in 73 games) and that's where most of his fantasy value lies. After missing the first month or so with a shoulder injury, the former Coyotes defenseman made the transition to Pens' coach Dan Bylsma's system and improved as the season progressed. Pittsburgh was so desperate at the point late in the season that Michalek got his chance. He's scored between 17 and 28 points in each of his six NHL campaigns, and figures to fall within that range once again in 2011-12.

2010-11

Michalek finished 15th in the NHL with 156 blocked shots in 72 games. At 27 and in his fourth season, Michalek could improve upon his career high of 27 points. The Penguins didnít give him $20 million for his offense, however, and it would be unwise to project him at anything more than 30-35 points. The team will look toward Michalek to help stabilize a defense that failed to hold all too many leads in 2009-10. Heíll likely put up a decent plus-minus rating, but his other numbers suggest that fantasy teams might not want to reach for him just because heís wearing a Penguins sweater.

2009-10

Michalek was arguably Phoenix's best defender last season. He played in every game for the Coyotes, and considering Phoenix's woeful defensive numbers as a team, Michalek's minus-13 is not that bad, relatively speaking. At 26, and surrounded by aging blue-liners like Ed Jovanovski and Adrian Aucoin, 26-year old Michalek could make a big step up this season.

2008-09

In 2007-2008, Michalek was one of the most consistent defensemen on the blue line. He went a plus-9 and led his team in that statistic. As a defensive option, Michalek could be a solid choice deep in the lineup. However, he will need to develop chemistry with another defensive partner as Keith Ballard was traded from Phoenix to Florida.

2007-08

In 2006-2007, Zbynek Michalek was one of two Phoenix Coyotes players to play in all 82 games. He led the Coyotes in assists with 24, shots on goal with 144, and time on ice with 23:39. His plus/minus rating is not spectacular with a minus 20 where the season before he was a plus four. In 2007-2008, Michalek will improve defensively and if he does, he will show that he can be a solid offensive minded defensemen in the NHL.

2006-07

A defense first defenseman, Michalek also manages to get enough points to be a fantasy candidate in deeper leagues. If your league awards points for blocked shots, this is your man.