ZBYNEK MICHALEK RUMORS

Expect changes after Coyotes' playoff-less season

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Hours before his team knew its fate, defenseman Zbynek Michalek finally declared what everyone else was thinking about this so-called playoff race between the Coyotes and the Stars. "It's like nobody wants it," he said. Somebody did Friday night. Dallas came to play in a thorough 3-0 win over short-handed and struggling St. Louis at American Airlines...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars' win ends Coyotes' playoff hopes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Hours before his team knew its fate, Phoenix defenseman Zbynek Michalek finally declared what everyone else was thinking about this so-called playoff race between the Coyotes and the Dallas Stars. "It's like nobody wants it," he said. Somebody did Friday night. Dallas came to play in a thorough, 3-0 win over the shorthanded and struggling St. Louis...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rare Michalek goal helps Coyotes beat Penguins 3-1

Two nights after losing to the Eastern Conference's worst team, the Phoenix Coyotes handled the best. Zbynek Michalek scored against his former team, his first goal in 83 games, and the Coyotes became the first Pacific Division team to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in regulation this season with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night. Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist for Phoenix...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes notes: Michalek returns, brings much-needed grit

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- No sacrifice is too great for Coyotes defenseman (and soon-to-be Czech Republic Olympian) Zbynek Michalek. He played through a cracked bone in his foot last season. He returned early -- too early -- from a hip injury earlier this season. He even blocked a shot with his face in the preseason against the Kings, a play that cost him three front teeth. So when he...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes’ Zbynek Michalek tests ailing hip against Canucks

Considering Coyotes defenseman Zbynek Michalek isn’t sure if his ailing hip will ever regain complete health this season, a timeline for a return hasn’t existed. But after two weeks of skating on his own — and two solid practice days earlier this week — Michalek decided Thursday’s game against a Pacific Division rival, the Vancouver Canucks, was an appropriate time for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes' D Zbynek Michalek out indefinitely

The Phoenix Coyotes have lost defenseman Zbynek Michalek indefinitely with a lower-body injury he sustained in the game Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens. According to the Coyotes, Michalek has left the team to see team medical staff for further evaluation. Michalek has four assists in 24 games and a plus-10 rating that is tops among Phoenix defensemen. He missed nine games...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall Redefines The Term ‘Slashing’

And now, Taylor Hall turning into Yojimbo to slash Zbynek Michalek in the third period of Edmonton’s 3-1 loss to the Phoenix. Just straight-up raising a hockey stick over his head and trying to cut a man open from withers to brisket. Spoiler alert: No penalty was called. Whoops!Compare and contrast:You’ve got to hand it to the folks in charge of calling stuff like this ...
Via With Leather
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Zbynek Michalek Looks Forward To His Return To Phoenix

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, So when a trade executed at the NHL draft on Friday paved the way for his return, Michalek was just as eager as the Coyotes to reunite. “That team’s really close to my heart; so is the city, and I know they have great fans,” Michalek said. “I’m really happy to be back, and hopefully I can continue playing the way I was when...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Coyotes bring back Michalek in trade with Pens

Shortly after the completion of the first round of the NHL draft Friday night, the Coyotes acquired defenseman Zbynek Michalek from the Penguins in exchange for defenseman Harrison Ruopp, goaltender Marc Cheverie and the 81st selection in the draft. The 29-year-old Michalek spent five seasons with the Coyotes from 2005-10 and is coming off a season in which he collected two goals...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

A farewell of Zbynek Michalek

In the summer of 2010, Shero was all about the Pens' blue line.  He signed Paul Martin and Zbynek Michalek to lengthy deals.  And now only Paul Martin remains.  Michalek is gone. His 2010-2011 season made Shero look like a genius.  From even the first preseason game, we all could see that Michalek's size alone was something the Pens' blue line needed. ...
Via The Pensblog
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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