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Raphael Diaz | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 197
Contract: view contract details

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Raphael Diaz, who was recently assigned to the minors, will reportedly ask for his release if he isn't back in the NHL within the next month.
The 29-year-old had just two goals and four points in 56 games last season. If he is granted his release, he will have a hard time finding work in the NHL. Oct 4 - 6:03 PM

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The New York Rangers successfully assigned defenseman Raphael Diaz to the AHL after he was not claimed on waivers.

The experienced journeyman blueliner isn't much of a fantasy factor, but he's stable enough that he could be called upon if injuries ravage the Rangers. Any news in that regard is of relatively mild interest to fantasy owners, though, obviously.
Oct 3 - 12:18 PM

Raphael Diaz has been placed on waivers by the New York Rangers.

Diaz had two goals and four points in 56 contests last season. He was battling Dylan McIlrath for a roster spot and ultimately fell short. We wouldn't be surprised to see Diaz called up at some point during the regular season though.
Oct 2 - 11:46 AM

Raphael Diaz's new contract with the New York Rangers is a one-year, $700,000 deal.

The Diaz signing was reported on Wednesday, but now we have terms. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Jul 2 - 2:34 PM

Raphael Diaz is back with the New York Rangers.

He has signed back with New York after spending the 2014-15 season with Calgary. Diaz had four points and 67 blocks in 56 games last year.
Jul 1 - 1:55 PM

Raphael Diaz (lower body) is expected to be inserted into the lineup for Game 3 on Tuesday.

Diaz, who hasn't played since April 2, had two goals and four points in 56 regular season contests. He also averaged 12:01 minutes per contest. He will probably replace Tyler Wotherspoon.
May 5 - 2:06 PM

Raphael Diaz won't be playing in Sunday's Game Two tilt against the Anaheim Ducks.

Diaz has been dealing with a lower body injury but it's unclear if he is sitting out because he isn't ready to return or because the Flames would rather dress six other defensemen.
May 3 - 10:09 PM

Calgary Flames defenseman Raphael Diaz is considered day-to-day and is hoping to play in Game 2.

He's borderline even when healthy, so being short of 100 percent isn't great for his chances. That said, the Flames could use all the help they can get after being dominated in Game 1.
May 2 - 5:43 PM

Raphael Diaz (lower body) is still unavailable for action.

Diaz is not yet ready to skate with the team due to the lower body injury. The Flames are hurting on the blueline with Mark Giordano also out of action. He last played on April 2. Diaz had two goals and four points in 56 games this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 19 - 6:56 AM

Raphael Diaz will sit Friday night against the Florida Panthers.

Diaz has no fantasy value.
Jan 9 - 8:56 PM

Raphael Diaz will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Colorado.

The 28-year-old has no points in 10 games this season. Brian McGrattan is also a healthy scratch for the Flames.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 09:00:00 PM

Raphael Diaz will be a healthy scratch along with Corban Knight and Brian McGrattan Tuesday night against the Coyotes.

The trio have played just 19 games combined, ten of which by Diaz, with no points. Not everyone needs to score in order to be effective on the ice, but it doesn't seem as though they have much of a place on the roster than a fill-in.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Raphael Diaz played for Ladislav Smid on Saturday.

Smid returned home to Calgary for personal reasons so Diaz partnered with Deryk Engelland in the 3-0 win. Diaz has yet to get a point in 10 games this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 06:59:00 AM

It was a great day for the country of Switzerland as Raphael Diaz got back into the Calgary lineup after being a healthy scratch for the last five games.

While that in itself was nothing special as Diaz lined up against his former Montreal teammates, the Flames had three Swiss players in their lineup, the first time that has ever occurred in the NHL. Goaltender Jonas Hiller and former first rounder Sven Baertschi were also in the Calgary lineup. Diaz was held off the scoresheet in the 6-2 win.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 05:40:00 AM

Raphael Diaz will draw back into the lineup on Wednesday.

He has been scratched for the past two games and three times this season. Diaz had one block and a plus-1 rating in 14:37 of ice time during his Calgary debut on Oct. 9. He's back in the fold because of an injury to Deryk Engelland.
Source: Calgary Sun
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 04:30:00 PM

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