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Boris Valabik

28-Year-Old Defenseman – Pittsburgh Penguins

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There was no outlook written for Boris Valabik in 2013-14. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 7"   WT: 245   DOB: 2/14/1986   BORN: Nitra, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #10 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Boris Valabik Contract Information:

Signed with Pittsburgh on a one-year, $550,000, two-way deal in July of 2011.

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The Penguins placed Valabik (knee) on waivers Tuesday, TSN's Bob McKenzie 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
2007-08 21 7 0 0 0 -2 42 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 22 50 0 5 5 -14 132 16 0.0 0 0 15:15 0 0 0 0:03 78 68
2009-10 23 23 0 2 2 2 36 22 0.0 0 0 13:16 0 0 0 0:02 15 20

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Boris Valabik: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Valabik is out with a knee injury at the start of training camp, the Penguins' Web site reports.

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Valabik has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins, reports NHL.com.

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The Thrashers traded Valabik and Rich Peverley to the Bruins on Friday for Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart, the Boston Globe reports.

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Valabik cleared re-entry waivers Friday, Ben Wright of the Thrashers' official site reports.

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The Thrashers placed Valabik on re-entry waivers Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore reports.

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Valabik was placed on waivers Tuesday, USA Today's Kevin Allen reports.

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The Thrashers waived Valabik on Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Valabik, who is fully recovered after tearing his ACL, is battling Freddy Meyer for the Thrashers' final defensive roster spot, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Valabik (torn ACL) expects to be ready for the start of the Thrashers' training camp, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Valabik has been diagnosed with a torn left ACL and was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Valabik (leg) will miss a considerable amount of time after being injured on Friday night, the Atlanta-Journal-Constitution reports.

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Valabik will be in the lineup for Atlanta for the first time since Dec. 30 on Tuesday night against Ottawa, Chris Vivalamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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2013-14

There was no outlook written for Boris Valabik.

2011-12

Valabik is a monster at 6-foot-7, 245 pounds that Pittsburgh signed for possible muscle. He inked a two-way deal with the Pens in July of 2011 and probably won't spend that much time skating in CONSOL Energy Center. His fantasy value lies within his ability to collect penalty minutes. Valabik, who isn't known as a particularly good fighter, collected 189 penalty minutes in 59 AHL contests last season with the Chicago Wolves. Consider the big Slovakian as a potential waiver-wire pickup when Pittsburgh squares off in games that might feature a fight or two.

2010-11

In 73 career NHL games for the Thrashers over the last 2 seasons, Valabik has 7 assists and holds a -12 plus/minus rating. Although he is a big body that can be a solid stay at home defensman down the line, Valabik is not a valuable fantasy commodity and has very little offensive upside.

2008-09

Valabik, who was called up last year in March, may help out at the blue-line in 2008-09. The 6-foot-7, 230-pound defenseman tallied 42 PIM's in seven games with The Thrash. He will provide plenty of PIM's this season, but he won't have much fantasy relevance until he starts scoring.

2007-08

Atlanta's first round pick (10th overall) in 2004 is developing in the minors and the club is expecting big things from the 6'7, 230 lbs defender. Valabik is continually compared to fellow giant Zdeno Chara, but he has been developing much quicker than Chara did. All Chara comparisons aside, Valabik is only 21, has only played in the OHL and has never showed a scoring touch in his professional career. He's probsbly at least a year away from the NHL and a few years from being a fantasy factor.

2006-07

The hulking defenseman has been drawing comparisons with Zhedo Chara, but that's mostly due to his 6-foot-7 frame rather than his offensive skill. He's a work in progress for the Thrashers but could make an impact in the future.