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Carlo Colaiacovo | Defenseman

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Contract: view contract details

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Carlo Colaiacovo and Nick Schultz will pair up to create Philadelphia's third defensive unit on Friday night against Colubmus.
Colaiacovo has been unable to put up much fantasy value thus far with Philly. Through 14 games he has just three points and little else to show for his efforts. Schultz on the other hand has done a bit better with a dozen points, 72 hits, and 100 blocks over 52 games thus far. Feb 13 - 7:02 PM

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Carlo Colaiacovo is a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Washington.

Zac Rinaldo (suspended) and Michael Raffl (pneumonia) are also scratched in Sunday's contest. Colaiacovo has just three assists in 13 regular season games this season.
Feb 8 - 3:26 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Islanders.

Colaiacovo has been a healthy scratch for most of the season but he had played in eight consecutive games before this one. The 32-year-old has three assists and a plus-one rating in 13 games. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Feb 5 - 6:57 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo will indeed play Tuesday night against Pittsburgh as Oliver Lauridsen sits out.

Originally thought to be out with an upper body injury, Colaiacovo appears ready to skate in his tenth game as a Flyer this season. However with just three points, six penalty minutes and 13 hits, he has no fantasy value.
Jan 20 - 7:37 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo's injury is actually related to his upper body.

It looked like Colaiacovo hurt his leg in the third period of Monday's game, but that's apparently not the case. Regardless, Colaiacovo remains questionable for Tuesday's contest.
Jan 19 - 6:16 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo (leg) is doubtful for Tuesday's contest.

Colaiacovo left Monday's contest in the third period due to the ailment. The Flyers are down to five healthy defenseman on the active roster, so they'll have to call someone up. Nothing has been announced yet, but the popular choice among hockey writers is Brandon Manning.
Jan 19 - 5:04 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo left Monday's game against the New York Islanders due to a possible left leg injury.

Colaiacovo was hurt in the third period of the contest. The extent of the ailment isn't known, but this news is particularly discouraging given his lengthy injury history. The timing isn't great either as he only recently got into the Flyers' lineup after spending 26 straight games in the press box.
Jan 19 - 3:19 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo will in fact be in the lineup Wednesday night against the Capitals.

Confirming a previous report, the Flyers veteran defenseman will indeed dress Wednesday night. With Braydon Coburn sidelined for at least the next four weeks, Colaiacovo will get his share of ice time on the blue line. He's only appeared in five games this season, picking up two assists and will line up aside Luke Schenn to form the Flyers third defensive pairing.
Jan 14 - 5:33 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo is expected to dress on Wednesday.

Colaiacovo was in the press box for 26 straight games. He's finally getting a chance to play because Braydon Coburn is sidelined with a lower-body injury. "This has definitely been a first for me and a tough mental grind," Colaiacovo said. "It's preparing me for an opportunity like this. Unfortunately, it happens through injury, but I don't control those fates. Just how hard I work and being mentally and physically ready and I've done that and more. Emotions can't even describe how I feel right now. I really look forward to getting back in there."
Jan 14 - 9:30 AM

Carlo Colaiacovo was a healthy scratch for the 21st game in a row.

Perhaps it's time for the calamine lotion. Just an FYI.
Jan 3 - 9:33 AM

Carlo Colaiacovo is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Florida.

The 31-year-old has two assists and a plus-2 rating in five games this season. Michael Del Zotto and Chris VandeVelde are also scratched.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 07:14:00 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo made his Flyers debut on Tuesday.

Colaiacovo was fine in his first game of the season, posting a plus-one rating in 16:50 minutes of ice time. He inked a two-way deal with the Flyers for the 2014-15 campaign.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 10:55:00 AM

Carlo Colaiacovo took part in his first practice as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Colaiacovo has agreed to a two-way contract with the Flyers. He needs some time to get up to speed after skipping the first month of the season, but he's hoping to make his 2014-15 debut on Tuesday.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo's newly signed contract is a two-way deal.

Colaiacovo comes with a $625,000 annual cap hit when he's on the Flyers' roster. In other words, the Flyers took a minimal risk when they signed him. Philadelphia wanted to bolster the team's defensive depth because Braydon Coburn, Andrew MacDonald, and of course Kimmo Timonen are all on the sidelines.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 12:25:00 PM

Unrestricted free agent Carlo Colaiacovo has been signed by the Philadelphia Flyers, terms of the contract have not yet been released.

After defensemen Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald both placed on I/R this week, and GM Ron Hextall's stated disdain for calling up touted prospect Shayne Gostisbehere, a signing in Philly was inevitable. The lefty Colaiacovo, still just 31 years old, brings 401 games of experience with 144 points to his credit since 2005. But he hasn't played at least 60 games since 2011 mostly due to injuries.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 12:41:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Vincent Lecavalier
4Chris VandeVelde
5Ryan White
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Brayden Schenn
3Matt Read
4Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
5Zac Rinaldo
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jay Rosehill
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Carlo Colaiacovo
9Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery