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Joe Vitale | Winger

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
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Joe Vitale (fractured orbital bone) is still not practicing with the Coyotes.
Vitale suffered the injury in a fight with Boston's Kevan Miller on October 17 and has been on injured reserve ever since. "He’s not available for any activity yet," coach Dave Tippett said. Vitale is a bottom-six forward and as a result has little, if any, fantasy value. Nov 28 - 5:46 AM

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Joe Vitale has a fractured orbital bone.

GM Don Maloney said the injury is expected to sideline Vitale for four-to-six weeks. He was placed on injured reserve earlier this week after he was hurt in a fight with Boston's Kevan Miller back on Oct. 17.
Oct 21 - 4:02 PM

Joe Vitale (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve.

He suffered an upper-body injury Saturday against Boston when he engaged in a fight with Kevan Miller. Vitale was making his season debut in the match.
Oct 19 - 6:37 PM

Joe Vitale (upper body) is expected to miss some games, but there's no timetable for him yet.

Vitale was hurt while fighting Boston's Kevan Miller during Saturday's game. He went to the hospital to have X-rays following the fight, but he was undergoing further testing on Sunday. He's not expected to travel with the Coyotes for their upcoming five-game road trip, which begins on Tuesday against New Jersey.
Oct 19 - 8:18 AM

Joe Vitale suffered an upper body injury in the second period Saturday and did not return.

The injury happened during a fight with the Bruins Kevan Miller at the 4:35 mark of the second period as Vitale took a few punches to his face. Each player received a major but that was the end of the night for Vitale who went to hospital for x-rays. No word yet on the severity of the injury so consider him day-to-day for now. It was the first game of the season for Vitale who had been a healthy scratch previously.
Oct 18 - 4:51 AM

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

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

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