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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
Zbynek Michalek of the Pittsburgh Penguins was in a peculiar position on Monday: Arguing that his hit on Matt Hendricks of the Washington Capitals didn't warrant anything more than the elbowing minor it received on Sunday afternoon, while waiting to hear if the hit Alex Ovechkin put on Michalek would received its own punishment.
Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek is a good bet to return from a concussion, but while he returns to the lineup, many around the league will be exiting for the same reason.
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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek is out 4-6 weeks after breaking his finger in right hand.
Michalek sustained the injury in the third period of a 4-1 win over New Jersey on Saturday when he dived to block a slap shot by New Jersey's Rod Pelley.
Coach Dan Bylsma says Michalek will not need surgery. The injury forces the team to shuffle its defensive pairings. Paul...
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October 24, 2011