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Aaron Volpatti | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
Contract: view contract details

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Aaron Volpatti (neck) will probably be sent to the minors on a conditioning stint.
Volpatti is eligible to be activated off of the long-term injured reserve list on Sunday. He's been recovering from offseason surgery. Oct 31 - 12:22 PM

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Aaron Volpatti (neck) was able to practice with some contact on Saturday.

Volpatti underwent off-season neck surgery but his return date is unknown at this time. He has no fantasy value.
Oct 5 - 11:36 AM

Winger Aaron Volpatti underwent off-season surgery.

GM Brian MacLellan said it was to 'fuse his neck'. Volpatti has not been cleared for contact but that is the next stage. He skated on Friday and wore a non-contact yellow jersey. He has no fantasy value.
Sep 20 - 12:56 PM

Aaron Volpatti (upper body) has been activated from the long-term injured reserve list.

Volpatti is taking part in Washington's pregame warmups, so he will probably play Saturday. He has been sidelined for about two months.
Apr 5 - 4:34 PM

Aaron Volpatti (upper body) has been moved to injured reserve.

He suffered what is believed to be a left arm or shoulder injury on Feb. 2 against Detroit. Volpatti won't be available to return until after the Olympic break.
Feb 6 - 1:46 PM

Aaron Volpatti sustained an upper-body injury in Sunday's game versus Detroit.

He is listed as day-to-day and didn't practice Monday. Volpatti has two goals and 49 penalty minutes in 40 games this year.
Feb 3 - 2:54 PM

Aaron Volpatti might end up being the victim of the Washington Capitals' logjam.

The Washington Capitals are likely to enter the season with Tom Wilson and that will likely come at the cost of one of the 13 forwards already inked to one-way contracts. Along with Mathieu Perreault, Volpatti's job with the Capitals doesn't appear to be secure. Volpatti had a goal and an assist in 33 games last season.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 10:24:00 AM

Aaron Volpatti will begin the 2013 playoffs in the press box.

He probably would've started on the fourth line if Joel Ward wasn't able to return from his knee injury. However, with Ward back in the lineup Volpatti will join Wojtek Wolski, Tom Poti and Jeff Schultz as healthy scratches.
Thu, May 2, 2013 12:50:00 PM

The Capitals have inked Aaron Volpatti to a two-year contract extension.

He will make $550,000 in 2013-14 and $600,000 the following year. Volpatti was acquired off waivers from Vancouver back in February. He has two points and 35 penalty minutes in 31 games between Washington and the Canucks this year.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 12:34:00 PM

Aaron Volpatti has been paired up with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.

Volpatti has a goal and two points in 20 games this season. This news might seem like a big opportunity, but it wouldn't be surprising if Volpatti's promotion only last a game or two before the Capitals mix up their lines again. "For me I don’t think it can really change too much," Volpatti said. "Obviously I’ve got to be good defensively with those two guys, if I’m the high guy I've got to make sure I stay the high guy. I’m just going to try and be physical and create some room for them. Don’t change too much here."
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 04:26:00 PM

Aaron Volpatti made his Washington Capitals debut on Saturday.

Washington claimed Volpatti off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks a few days ago. Volpatti got into a first-period fight and also registered one shot on goal and one hit for the afternoon’s work.
Source: DumpnChase
Sun, Mar 3, 2013 11:15:00 AM

Aaron Volpatti is expected to make his Washington Capitals debut on Saturday.

Volpatti has a goal and 28 penalty minutes in 16 games this season. He'll probably play on the Capitals' fourth line.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 12:33:00 PM

The Washington Capitals have claimed Aaron Volpatti off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks.

His addition should bring some grit to the Capitals' bottom-six group. Volpatti has generated one goal and 28 penalty minutes in 16 games this season. He'll join role players Matt Hendricks, Jay Beagle and Joey Crabb where he'll probably have to battle for ice time.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 01:16:00 PM

Aaron Volpatti has been placed on waivers by Vancouver.

Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province believes the Canucks will make another roster move once Volpatti clears or is claimed. He has registered one goal, 28 penalty minutes and 42 hits in 16 games this season.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 01:30:00 PM

Winger Aaron Volpatti has re-signed with the Canucks for less money than he earned in 2011-12.

It is a two-way contract that will pay him $600,000 for his time in the NHL, slightly less than he earned last season. However, if he plays in the minors, Volpatti will make only $105,000 significantly less than the $265,000 he banked in 2011-12. The 27-year-old only played in 23 games with the Canucks last year as he underwent shoulder surgery in December to repair a torn left labrum. With only one goal to his credit, Volpatti is not a fantasy factor.
Sat, Jun 16, 2012 12:50:00 PM

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