Raphael Diaz D CGY 7 days ago

Diaz has been out since April 2 with a lower-body injury, the Calgary Sun reports.

Diaz has been unable to resume skating with the Flames yet and looks doubtful to be a contributor during the team's first-round series with the Canucks. Corey Potter has been filling his spot on the Flames' third pairing over the last few weeks.

Raphael Diaz D CGY 3 weeks ago

Diaz (undisclosed) isn't likely to play Tuesday against the Coyotes, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Diaz didn't skate on a regular pairing during the Flames' morning skate, so Corey Potter will remain in the lineup Tuesday at his expense. It's unclear if Diaz will be ready to go for either of the team's two remaining games during the regular season.

Raphael Diaz D CGY 3 weeks ago

Diaz (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against the Oilers, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

Diaz will be replaced by Corey Potter after he suffered the injury during Thursday's loss to the Blues. The Flames are listing Diaz as day-to-day.

Raphael Diaz D CGY 3 weeks ago

Diaz is in danger of missing Saturday's game against the Oilers, after suffering an undisclosed injury during Thursday's loss to the Blues, Pat Steinberg of 960 The FAN reports.

The Flames recalled Tyler Wotherspoon from AHL Adirondack, hinting that Diaz will likely miss at least one game. Calgary does have Sunday and Monday off, before returning to action against the Coyotes on Tuesday.

Raphael Diaz D CGY 4 weeks ago

Diaz potted a goal in Monday's win over the Stars.

Diaz has held down a regular role on the Flames' blue line during the second half with Ladislav Smid (neck) out for the season, but it hasn't resulted in an uptick in production. The 29-year-old has only two goals and two assists across 55 games.

Raphael Diaz D CGY 3 months ago

Diaz was credited with an assist in Tuesday's win over the Sabres.

It's just the second point in 26 games for Diaz, who has been a healthy scratch for roughly half of the Flames' games this season. A return to the press box likely awaits him once Ladislav Smid (undisclosed) returns from injury, and as his point totals would suggest, Diaz has little upside while he retains a lineup spot.

Raphael Diaz D CGY 7 months ago

Diaz and the Flames agreed to a one-year deal Monday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

Diaz was invited to training camp and parlayed the tryout into a deal worth a reported $700,000. The 28-year-old will likely be one of the lowest guys on the defensive totem pole, but will provide solid depth at that spot on the roster nonetheless.

Raphael Diaz D CGY 7 months ago

Diaz has collected three assists in four appearances for the Flames during exhibition play.

Diaz, who signed a professional tryout offer with the Flames prior to camp, has turned heads with his offensive production thus far in camp, putting himself in the conversation for a 23-man roster spot. The 28-year-old bounced between three different organizations last season, but has shown some offensive upside at times during his career. If he ends up making the roster, Diaz could be utilized as a third-pairing player.

Raphael Diaz D CGY 8 months ago

The Red Wings have extended Diaz a training camp tryout, but the defenseman has not decided if he will accept it, reports MLive.com.

Diaz played 63 games for three teams last season -- the Habs (46), Canucks (six) and Rangers (11) -- but was also a healthy scratch for 21 games. The Wings are eyeing him because he's a right shot on the back end, but his handlers have told the Wings the defender still has some options on the table and is still weighing what he wants to do.

Raphael Diaz D CGY 11 months ago

Raphael Diaz probably won't be New York's lineup for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night.

John Moore is poised to return from his suspension after he missed Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final and Wednesday's Cup Final opener. Diaz played in Moore's place alongside Kevin Klein in both of those contests. He logged just 10:15 in Game 1 versus Los Angeles.