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Raphael Diaz | Defenseman | #33

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 197
Contract: view contract details

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Raphael Diaz will tag in for Tanner Glass against Pittsburgh in Game 5.
Diaz, a defender, will likely cycle through the bottom of the Rangers' lineup as needed. But one should not expect him to be productive. Apr 23 - 3:12 PM

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Raphael Diaz might draw into the Rangers' lineup for Game 5 on Saturday.

Diaz didn't play for the Rangers during the regular season and he's yet to make his 2016 playoff debut, but he might be able to help out New York with the man advantage. He had six goals and 21 points in 37 AHL contests in 2015-16. The 30-year-old also has 201 games worth of NHL experience and has appeared in 12 NHL postseason contests.
Apr 22 - 2:08 PM

Raphael Diaz will be scratched in Game 3 on Tuesday night against Pittsburgh.

The 30-year-old defender was called up over the weekend, hinting that he could play and captain Ryan McDonagh would not. Such is not the case however, making Diaz a healthy scratch instead.
Apr 19 - 6:56 PM

The New York Rangers Rangers summon up Raphael Diaz on Sunday from AHL Hartford, and will practice with the team on Monday.

The 30-year-old defender will provide depth to a battered up Rangers blue line as they head in to Game 3 on Tuesday against Pittsburgh. Diaz posted six goals and 21 points in 37 games for Hartford. He has 12 games of playoff experience in the NHL, including four with the Rangers two playoffs ago.
Apr 17 - 1:23 PM

Raphael Diaz is expected to be recalled by the New York Rangers when the AHL season ends Sunday.

Diaz has been in the AHL all season but with Hartford not making the playoffs, Diaz can be easily recalled to give the Rangers extra depth on the blueline. Diaz had six goals and 21 points in 37 games as he missed a lot of time with a couple of injuries including one to his lat muscle.
Apr 17 - 8:00 AM

Raphael Diaz suffered a lat muscle injury in the minors and is out of action.

Diaz had a deal that he could go back to Switzerland if the Rangers did not recall him in the first month but this is the second time he has been hurt this season, the first coming when he was hit in the throat by the puck, which caused him to miss six games. Stay tuned.
Source: NY Post
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 08:33:00 AM

A decision will be made shortly as to the status of defenseman Raphael Diaz.

Diaz was sent to the minors before the start of the season with the agreement being he could return to his native Switzerland if he wasn't recalled in the first month. Diaz missed a couple of weeks with an injury so that slowed down things a bit but a decision could be made as early as this week. Stay tuned.
Source: NY Post
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 08:12:00 AM

Raphael Diaz could be recalled by the Rangers as New York does not want to lose him.

Diaz inked a one-year deal and apparently agreed that he could go back to Switzerland if he was sent to the minors out of training camp and wasn't recalled in a specific amount of time. Well, the blueliner has been in the minors since the start of the season and it looks like time is close to being up. Stay tuned.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 07:24:00 AM

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.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:03:00 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 12:18:00 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.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 11:46:00 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.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 02:34:00 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.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 01:55:00 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.
Tue, May 5, 2015 02:06:00 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.
Sun, May 3, 2015 10:09:00 PM

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