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Anthony Bitetto | Defenseman | #2

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Northeastern University
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 6 (168) / NAS

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Anthony Bitetto will suit up in Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.
Bitetto missed nine games because of a lower-body injury. The 25-year-old has one goal and six points in 26 games this season. Apr 7 - 8:12 PM

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Anthony Bitetto (lower body) fully participated in Monday's practice.

"It's nice to get back on the ice with the guys," Bitetto said. "It's my first injury, so kind of managing it a little bit. It's kind of just day-by-day right now. ... I think it would be nice to get into a couple games before (the playoffs) to get that game speed back a little bit, but I want to be 100 percent come Game 1." He has sat out eight straight games because of a lower-body injury.
Apr 5 - 12:10 PM

Anthony Bitetto will miss Friday's match with Washington as he is sidelined with a lower body injury, Petter Granberg will step in his place.

Through 26 games this season the Long Island native has posted six points, 17 PIMs, 38 blocks, and 52 hits. He's played 20 of his games since the All-Star break.
Mar 18 - 6:58 PM

Anthony Bitetto has inked a two-year, $1.225 million extension.

Bitetto agreed to a one-year, two-way contract worth $665,500 at the NHL level for the 2015-16 campaign. He has an assist in 17 contests with Nashville this season.
Feb 26 - 12:43 PM

Anthony Bitetto is expected to be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Chicago.

The 25-year-old has been a healthy scratch for all but one game this season. He played that game a long, long time ago (Oct. 20). A conditioning stint in the AHL could be coming up for him.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 07:27:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Florida.

The 25-year-old has spent most of the year in the press box, as he's played in just one game for Nashville in 2015-16. He has no points and a minus-1 rating in that game.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 07:58:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Toronto.

Victor Bartley will also sit against the Maple Leafs. Neither player has fantasy upside going forward. Paul Gaustad will miss the game because of injury.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 08:07:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Minnesota.

The 25-year-old has skated in just one game this season. Victor Bartley will also be a healthy scratch in this one.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 08:00:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Carolina.

The 25-year-old played his first seven NHL games last season. Victor Bartley will also be scratched in Thursday's contest.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 08:08:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto will start the 2015-16 season as Nashville's eighth defender.

The Predators decided to carry eight blueliners into the year, with Bitetto and Victor Bartley serving as the extras. Coach Peter Laviolette feels they both deserve to be with the Predators and it gives larger opportunities to younger players in the minors.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 09:32:00 AM

Anthony Bitetto has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with Nashville.

Bitetto can earn $665,500 annually at the NHL level or $60,000 annually when he's playing in the minors. He had 30 points and 96 penalty minutes in 70 AHL contests in 2014-15. He also played in seven games with Nashville, finishing with no points and seven penalty minutes.
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto has been sent to the minors.

Bitetto has no points and a minus-one rating in seven games with Nashville this season. He also has 25 points and 62 penalty minutes in 47 AHL contests.
Tue, Feb 24, 2015 12:16:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto will indeed play versus the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

The 24 year old defender is being rewarded for his fine season down in AHL Milwaukee where he's compiled two goals and 25 points over 47 games this season. However, given how deep the Preds are on the blue line, he does not appear to have much fantasy value.
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 08:12:00 PM

The Nashville Predators have assigned Anthony Bitetto to the AHL.

The 24-year-old has no points in four games played in the NHL this season.
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 04:34:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto dropped the gloves with Tampa Bay's Brett Connolly on Tuesday night.

He was playing in his second NHL game and earned praise from coach Peter Laviolette for his performance. "Bitetto did a good job," Laviolette said. "He played a lot of minutes, and he had to go against quality opposition the entire night. I thought his fight was terrific and well-timed, and he jumped in there for his teammates." Bitetto got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the play as well.
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 12:00:00 PM

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