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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 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. Sun, Nov 22, 2015 08:33:00 AM
Source: NY Post

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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

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.
Sat, May 2, 2015 05:43:00 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
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 06:56:00 AM

Raphael Diaz will sit Friday night against the Florida Panthers.

Diaz has no fantasy value.
Fri, Jan 9, 2015 08:56:00 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

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