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ZBYNEK MICHALEK RUMORS

Coyotes' Michalek proves it's hip to be tough

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes assistant coach Jim Playfair captured the essence of defenseman Zbynek Michalek in one succinct quote. "The thing with Z that's so impressive is I have never coached a player who can withstand so much pain and still be a quality player," Playfair said. "He's such a good pro." Over the course of his career, Michalek has earned a fearless reputation, mostly...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Zbynek Michalek heads back to the Coyotes

The Blues weren’t expected to bring back Zbynek Michalek and that became official as the defenseman headed back to the Arizona Coyotes with a two-year, $6.4 million contract. The Blues originally acquired Michalek from the Coyotes prior to the 2014-15 trade deadline in exchange for Maxim Letunov and a conditional third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Michalek was the “big”...
Via Frozen Notes
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Michalek: “It seems like everybody’s doing different things and isn’t on the same page”

As if the Blues’ recent losing streak wasn’t concerning enough, the quotes from the Blues following their loss to Vancouver may leave you pressing the panic button. Zbynek Michalek, the supplier of the team’s lone goal and one awesome save, addressed the media and had some pretty worrisome things to say. Michalek: "I don't think there's one good thing about our game right...
Via Frozen Notes
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues acquire veteran defenseman Zbynek Michalek from Arizona

Just a few hours before Monday's trade deadline, the Blues finally found a new defenseman.  Arizona defenseman Zbynek Michalek will join St. Louis for a draft pick and a prospect yet to be determined, according to a report from Jeremy Rutherford at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Michalek has two goals and six assists in six games for the Coyotes, who are out of the playoff race in...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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 Center. The...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 12, 2014  |  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 Blues at American...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 11, 2014  |  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 Associated Press
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

Hanzal, Michalek make Czech Olympic roster; Vrbata snubbed

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The second wave of Olympic roster selections were announced on Monday. Another Phoenix Coyote was snubbed. Center Martin Hanzal and injured defenseman Zbynek Michalek made the Czech Republic's roster, but right wing Radim Vrbata did not. "I'm surprised. I think he deserves to be on the team. His statistics speak for themselves the last couple of years," Michalek...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes recall D Klesla from AHL; Michalek out indefinitely

The Phoenix Coyotes have recalled defenseman Rostislav Klesla from their AHL affiliate in Portland, Maine. The Coyotes also said defenseman Zbynek Michalek will be out indefinitely after suffering a lower-body injury against Montreal on Tuesday night. He left early in the first period against the Canadiens and has left the team for further evaluation. Once one of Phoenix's top...
Via Associated Press
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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