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Carlo Colaiacovo | Defenseman

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
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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. Oct 31 - 12:41 AM

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Along with Steve Ott and Brenden Morrow, the St. Louis Blues aren't expected to re-sign Carlo Colaiacovo.

The oft-injured defenseman showed fantasy potential earlier in his career, but at this point, he's probably just happy to have an NHL job. We'll see if that happens this summer.
Jun 22 - 2:24 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo will not play Saturday night against Dallas as he will be a healthy scratch.

Although he played with energy against the Wild Thursday night, the veteran will give way to Ian Cole against the Stars.
Mar 29 - 1:39 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo will be in the Blues' lineup against the Flyers Saturday afternoon.

He has been a healthy scratch so often this season that he has a permanent seat in the press box. That said, Colaiacovo will get a chance to play against the streaking Flyers at the expense of Ian Cole who will sit this game out.
Mar 22 - 9:18 AM

Carlo Colaiacovo potted his first goal of the season in Sunday's shootout win over Minnesota.

He has three points in 14 games this season. Colaiacovo hasn't been presented with many opportunities to dress in 2013-14 with the Blues.
Mar 10 - 11:51 AM

Carlo Colaiacovo sat out 17 consecutive games as a healthy scratch before returning to the lineup on Wednesday night.

"He was good, moved the puck," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "I thought that pair was very good." He played alongside Roman Polak in the contest and could dress again in Friday's meeting at Anaheim.
Feb 28 - 10:55 AM

Carlo Colaiacovo has been a healthy scratch for over a month.

In years' past Colaiacovo missed plenty of games due to injuries. However, this season the veteran rearguard can't seem to crack the Blues' lineup primarly due to the team's depth and his mediocre play. Colaiacovo seems to be taking a mature approach to his benching. "I've got to keep waiting for my chance and keep doing the things I need to do both on and off the ice to make sure I’m ready when the chance comes," Colaiacovo said. It goes without saying that he is no longer a fantasy factor.
Feb 8 - 9:35 AM

Carlo Colaiacovo was a plus-two Saturday.

He replaced the injured Roman Polak on the blueline. Colaiacovo has been seeing ice time as a forward as the Blues were hurting up front but now will use him on the blueline as they have only six healthy rearguards.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 11:18:00 AM

Carlo Colaiacovo lined up as a forward Tuesday night and he may do so again Thursday against Montreal.

If the Blues get Vladimir Sobotka and/or Jaden Schwartz back from injury then Colaiacovo could return to the press box. He saw 5:40 of ice time and finished with two penalty minutes in his fourth-line role versus San Jose.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 11:38:00 AM

Carlo Colaiacovo will get back into St. Louis' lineup Monday night.

His only appearance this season came on Nov. 25 against Minnesota when he posted an assist and logged 14:17 of ice time. Ian Cole will head to the press box to make room for him.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 06:27:00 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo will make his season debut Monday night.

He is going to play whether or not Kevin Shattenkirk, who has the flu, is able to dress. "He's been ready for a week," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He's a great puck distributor, he's smart, he plays sneaky good minutes. He's a real complementary player. He can play minutes killing penalties, he can play on the power play ... he can add to the group."
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 04:06:00 PM

St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong officially announced the signing of Carlo Colaiacovo on Thursday.

"With Jordan Leopold out for a significant period, we wanted to bring an experienced player into our group of seven," said Armstrong. "Being a former Blue, Carlo is familiar with our organization which should make for an easy transition." He inked a one-year, $550,000 deal with the Blues after he was bought out by the Red Wings in July. He'll serve as a depth defender.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 12:18:00 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo is still dealing with immigration issues before he can join the St. Louis Blues.

Colaiacovo agreed to a one-year contract with St. Louis on Tuesday, pending a physical. He played in just six NHL games last season, but he recorded at least 19 points in four consecutive years from 2008-09 to 2011-12.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 03:56:00 PM

Carlo Colaiacovo's newly signed one-year deal is worth a minimum of $550,000.

Colaiacovo can earn an additional $200,000 in bonuses based on the number of games he plays. The Blues wanted to bolster their defense after Jordan Leopold suffered a serious hand injury.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 01:25:00 PM

The St. Louis Blues have reached a tentative one-year agreement with Carlo Colaiacovo.

Colaiacovo still needs to complete a physical before the deal can be finalized. He spent four seasons with the Blues from 2008-09 to 2011-12 and put up decent offensive numbers with the squad. The Blues likely wanted to add some extra depth to their blueline while Jordan Leopold is sidelined with ligament damage in his hand.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 01:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Vincent Lecavalier
3Brayden Schenn
4Sean Couturier
5Blair Jones
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Zac Rinaldo
5Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Carlo Colaiacovo
9Shayne Gostisbehere
10Brandon Manning
11Kimmo Timonen
12Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery