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Raphael Diaz | Defenseman

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 197
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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

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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

The Calgary Flames have signed defenseman Raphael Diaz to a one-year contract.

Diaz was with the Flames on a tryout this preseason. He played 63 games last season with the Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers and had two goals and 13 assists.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 10:14:00 PM

Raphael Diaz has recorded three assists in four preseason games.

Diaz is trying to earn a contract with Calgary after joining its training camp on a tryout basis. He had two goals and 15 points in 63 games last season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 07:27:00 AM

Raphael Diaz is hoping to land a contract with the Calgary Flames before the start of the regular season.

Diaz is in Flames training camp on a pro try-out. Coach Bob Hartley has been impressed with the Swiss blue liner so far. "He’s been good, especially on the power play and seems to be fitting in real well," said Hartley. "But we have depth at every position and there’s going to be battles." Diaz is an offensive defenseman but he does struggle with consistency at times. If he can crack Calgary’s line-up, he will certainly see some time on the power play. The 28-year-old registered 2 goals and 15 points in 63 games with the Habs, Canucks and Rangers last season.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Raphael Diaz will reportedly attend training camp with the Calgary Flames, according to reports from Switzerland.

Diaz played 63 games last season with Montreal, Vancouver and the New York Rangers. He was invited to Detroit's training camp as well, but apparently has declined that offer.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 12:55:00 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have offered defenseman Raphael Diaz a training camp tryout, but the 28 year-old has not decided whether to accept the offer.

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says that Diaz has other options on the table and will mull over the offer. Diaz journeyed through three teams last season in Montreal, Vancouver and the New York Rangers. He would serve a purpose on the Wings' blueline, which needs another right handed shot. The 5'11, 197 pound was a standout blueliner in the Swiss league before attempting to break through in the NHL in 2012.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 07:05:00 PM

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C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Matt Stajan
4Markus Granlund
5Drew Shore
6Sam Bennett
7Paul Byron
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Mason Raymond
3Lance Bouma
4Brandon Bollig
5David Wolf
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Josh Jooris
3David Jones
4Joe Colborne
5Micheal Ferland
D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
3Dennis Wideman
4Kris Russell
5Ladislav Smid
6Deryk Engelland
7Raphael Diaz
8Keegan Kanzig
9Corey Potter
10David Schlemko
11Tyler Wotherspoon
G1Jonas Hiller
2Karri Ramo
3Joni Ortio
4Jon Gillies