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Joe Vitale | Center

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
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Joe Vitale recorded an assist in a 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers.
It was Vitale's first point since March 5. That gives him three goals and eight points in 61 contests in 2014-15. He does contribute in other ways though as he's recorded 96 hits and 59 blocked shots. Mar 23 - 9:05 AM

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Joe Vitale was made a late scratch on Tuesday night against the New York Islanders.

Vitale has had a nice season with six points, 30 PIMs, 73 hits, and winning almost half of his nearly 500 faceoffs in 49 games this season.
Feb 24 - 8:39 PM

Joe Vitale is back in the Coyotes lineup after a nine-game absence.

Vitale had been out with an upper-body injury. The depth forward has three goals and six points in 45 games this season.
Feb 14 - 7:42 PM

After missing nine games with an upper body injury, Joe Vitale could return to action on Saturday.

The bottom six forward has only three goals and six points in 45 games this season. Just an FYI as he should not be in your lineup.
Feb 14 - 7:41 AM

Joe Vitale (upper body) will not be available on Friday.

Vitale might still be available on Saturday though. He has three goals and six points in 45 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 13 - 2:38 PM

Joe Vitale (upper body) took part in Thursday's practice.

Vitale is questionable for Friday's game, although he's more likely to be back on Saturday. He's missed eight straight contests due to the injury.
Feb 13 - 10:41 AM

Joe Vitale (upper body) isn't travelling with the Coyotes.

That means Vitale won't be available on Monday against Chicago or Tuesday versus St. Louis. He's been skating though and is a possibility to return as early as Friday. He has three goals and six points in 45 games this season.
Feb 9 - 4:49 AM

Joe Vitale (upper body) is skating with his teammates .

Vitale probably won't be available to play this week, but there's a chance he could return on the weekend. The 29-year-old has three goals and six points in 45 games this season. His return won't have an impact in standard fantasy leagues.
Feb 8 - 1:24 PM

Joe Vitale (upper body) is questionable for Monday.

Vitale has been skating hard in practice so it appears that his return is just around the corner. The bottom two center has six points in 45 games this season.
Feb 8 - 7:54 AM

Joe Vitale (upper body) has been moved to injured reserve.

He has been out of action since Jan. 27 because of an upper-body injury. Vitale has six points and 68 hits in 45 games this season.
Feb 5 - 1:54 PM

Joe Vitale (upper-body) won't play in Tuesday's game against Columbus.

Vitale has been on the shelf for three games and he will sit out at least one more. He has three goals and three assists in 45 games this season.
Feb 1 - 4:29 PM

Joe Vitale (upper body) probably won't return on Saturday or Sunday.

Vitale missed Thursday's game due to the ailment. He has three goals and six points in 45 games in 2014-15.
Jan 30 - 6:50 PM

Joe Vitale (upper body) missed Wednesday's practice.

Vitale is regarded as day-to-day as a result. He has three goals and six points in 45 games this season. The Coyotes have called up Brendan Shinnimin as their insurance policy in case Vitale can't play on Thursday.
Jan 29 - 8:53 AM

Joe Vitale (lower body) returned to action on Saturday.

Vitale had been out since December 27 with the injury. He fought Jack Skille on Saturday as he was also a minus-one in the 6-3 win over Columbus. Vitale has three goals and six points in 36 games this season with 26 PIMS.
Jan 4 - 2:51 AM

Joe Vitale (Lower body injury) will miss Monday's game against the Flyers.

Updating an earlier report, Vitale will be unable to play in Monday's contest against the Flyers. He has three goals and three assists in 35 games played this year. Rookie forward, Tyler Gaudet, will make his NHL debut in place of the injured Vitale.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 08:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Boyd Gordon
4Brad Richardson
5Joe Vitale
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Tobias Rieder
3Lucas Lessio
4Kyle Chipchura
5John Scott
RW1Shane Doan
2Steve Downie
3Jordan Szwarz
4Henrik Samuelsson
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Nicklas Grossmann
3Michael Stone
4Brandon Gormley
5Connor Murphy
6Zbynek Michalek
7Klas Dahlbeck
8Andrew Campbell
9Chris Pronger
G1Mike Smith
2Anders Lindback