Roman Polak News
Toronto Maple Leafs
Polak will draw back into the Maple Leafs lineup on Saturday.
Polak has been out of the lineup since November 2nd, but will replace Connor Carrick tonight vs. the Capitals. The Maple Leafs are putting an emphasis on a heavy lineup tonight, so the big 6-foot-1, 235 lbs. defenseman will play his sixth game of the season.
Polak is expected to draw back in the lineup on Thursday.
Polak had one assist in four games since signing with the Maple Leafs, but was a healthy scratch on Wednesday. He will draw back into the lineup tonight, replacing Connor Carrick.
Polak will make his season debut on Monday.
After signing a one-year deal on Sunday, Polak will immediately draw into the lineup on Monday. Polak is expected to replace Connor Carrick and should be paired with Andreas Borgman. Polak will likely play a big role on the Maple Leafs’ penalty kill.
The Maple Leafs agreed to terms with Roman Polak on a one-year deal worth $1.1M.
Polak appeared in 75 games with the Maple Leafs last season, posting just 11 points (4G / 7A) and averaging 17:55 TOI/GM—including a team-high 2:54 TOI/GM on the penalty kill. The Maple Leafs have been leaning heavily on Ron Hainsey and Nikita Zaitsev on the PK, so Polak has likely been signed to ease that burden on those two.
Polak will return from his two-game suspension on Tuesday.
Polak missed the last two games with a suspension, but will draw in for Alexey Marchenko tonight vs. the Panthers. Polak has just four goals and four assists (eight points) in 67 games this season.
The Maple Leafs signed Roman Polak to a one-year contract.
Polak had 13 points (1G / 12A) in 55 games with the Maple Leafs before they traded him to San Jose prior to last year’s NHL Trade Deadline. After the deal he only added three more assists, but the 16 points was the second highest total of his NHL career. He is known more for his bear-like strength and defensive abilities opposed to what he can or can’t do with the puck.
The Sharks have acquired Roman Polak and Nick Spaling from the Maple Leafs for Raffi Torres, a 2017 second round pick and 2018 second round pick.
Polak is a pending unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, but provides the Sharks’ with depth on the blueline for a playoff push. Polak has 13 points (1G / 12A) in 55 games, led the Maple Leafs in blocked shots (102) and was second in hits (220).
Polak will undergo season-ending hernia surgery.
Polak has reportedly been playing with pain for awhile now, but said he hit a wall on Saturday and it is too much to play through now. He will undergo surgery and miss the rest of the season. Petter Granberg has been recalled to fill-in for Polak.
Polak (knee) is a game-time decision for Thursday.
Polak took part in Leafs practice on Wednesday and could be back in the lineup tomorrow vs. Carolina. He has been sidelined with a knee injury since November 22nd. Monitor his status in the morning skate.
Polak (knee) skated on his own for the first time since suffering the injury.
Polak has been sidelined with a strained left knee since November 22nd. He was scheduled to miss four weeks, which would put him on track to return a week from tomorrow. Since he just returned today, it looks like he will be out passed that original timetable, but this is a positive sign for the Maple Leafs’ blue line.
Polak expected to miss four weeks with a knee strain.
Polak was injured on Saturday on an attempted hit on Red Wings’ forward Tomas Tatar. Polak’s timetable is not definite at this time, but he is expected to muss about one month. Korbinian Holzer was recalled on Monday.
Polak (flu) will play on Thursday.
Polak missed practice on Wednesday with the flu, but is back on the ice this morning and will be in the lineup vs. the Avalanche.
Polak missed Wednesday’s practice because of the flu.
After playing over 20 minutes in the Leafs’ loss to the Coyotes last night, Polak was not on the ice for practice this morning due to the flu. He is still expected to play tomorrow.