Raphael Diaz D CGY 12 Months

Raphael Diaz will play in his first game with the Rangers on Saturday night.

He'll occupy the left side, which isn't his regular position, with Kevin Klein against New Jersey. Diaz is also expected to see power-play time in the contest. He has 13 points in 52 games with Montreal and Vancouver this season.

Raphael Diaz D CGY 12 Months

Raphael Diaz is projected to be a healthy scratch on Friday.

Diaz was acquired from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a fifth round pick on Wednesday. He will probably make his Rangers debut on Sunday instead.

Raphael Diaz D CGY Dec 14 '79

Raphael Diaz has been dealt to the New York Rangers for a fifth-round draft pick.

He had one goal and one assist in six games with the Vancouver Canucks after he was acquired from the Montreal Canadiens. Diaz has picked up 13 points in 52 contests with Vancouver and Montreal this season.

Raphael Diaz D CGY Nov 16 '79

Raphael Diaz scored his first goal of the season in his first game for the Canucks during a 4-1 loss to Boston Tuesday night.

The struggling defenseman was dealt from Montreal on Monday after struggling to find his game early on this season. Safe to say, he made a pretty good first impression in an otherwise dull effort by his new team.

Raphael Diaz D CGY Nov 14 '79

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Raphael Diaz from Montreal in exchange for Dale Weise.

In 46 games with Montreal this year, Diaz has posted 11 assists and a minus-4 rating. The Canucks have several holes to fill on their back end because of injuries, so Diaz should be able to step into the lineup immediately. If he gets power-play time in Vancouver then he could be a player worth watching on the waiver wire.

Raphael Diaz D CGY Nov 02 '79

Raphael Diaz will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.

Diaz missed Saturday's contest due to the flu, but he's feeling better. He has no goals and 11 assists in 46 games in 2013-14.

Raphael Diaz D CGY Nov 01 '79

Raphael Diaz is over his bout with the flu.

He is ready to return after missing Montreal's loss to Toronto on Saturday. Diaz has no goals and 11 assists in 46 games this season.

Raphael Diaz D CGY Oct 29 '79

Raphael Diaz is questionable for Saturday night's contest against Toronto.

He is battling the flu and missed Friday's practice. The Habs have recalled defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from Hamilton of the AHL who will play Saturday night against the Leafs. It may be for Diaz if he is still not able to play.

Raphael Diaz D CGY Oct 17 '79

Raphael Diaz will be a healthy scratch for a second straight game Monday night.

On the bright side, he was named to Team Switzerland for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. "I'm really happy," Diaz said. "This is the tournament of all tournaments."

Raphael Diaz D CGY Oct 15 '79

Raphael Diaz will be a healthy scratch for the first time this season on Saturday night.

Alexei Emelin will return from the press box in his place. Diaz has 11 assists in 42 games this season.