Raphael Diaz D CGY 3 weeks ago

Diaz (lower body) is slated to play Tuesday against the Ducks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Based on the team's pre-game skate, Diaz -- who last suited up on April 2 -- figures to work on the Flames' third defensive pairing Tuesday, along with David Schlemko.

Raphael Diaz D CGY 3 weeks ago

Diaz participated in morning skate Sunday, the Calgary Sun reports.

Diaz has not played since April 2nd, but with three consecutive practices under his belt, it looks like his return is near. While he won't necessarily be ready to go for Sunday night's game, it would be a surprise if he did not participate in this series.

Raphael Diaz D CGY 4 weeks ago

Diaz (lower body) fully participated in the Flames' practice on Saturday.

Diaz has now logged full participation in back-to-back practices, and has a legitimate chance of returning to Calgary's lineup on Sunday for Game 2 of the Flames' series with Anaheim. Calgary should provide an update on his status prior to puck drop on Sunday.

Raphael Diaz D CGY 4 weeks ago

Diaz (lower body) took part in an optional practice Friday, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports.

Diaz continues to work his way back from a lower-body injury that has held him out for an extended period of time. It's unclear if or when he will return this season, but it could come this series if all goes well.

Raphael Diaz D CGY 4 weeks ago

Diaz (lower body) traveled with the Flames to Anaheim for Thursday's Game 1, Roger Millions of Sportsnet reports.

Diaz won't be a candidate to play Thursday, but the fact that he's traveling with the team suggests he might be ready to resume skating. Though the 29-year-old hasn't played since April 2, he could be an option later in the series if he's able to get in a few practices over the next few days.

Raphael Diaz D CGY 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.