Joe Vitale

#14 C / Arizona Coyotes / EXP: 5YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 205 lb Age: 30 College: Northeastern

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      Coyotes' Joe Vitale: Out 4-6 weeks

      Vitale will be sidelined for the next 4-to-6 weeks with a fractured orbital bone, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Vitale reportedly suffered the injury during his fight with the Bruins' Kevan Miller in Saturday's tilt against Boston. Vitale was placed on injured reserve Monday, and could now land on long-term injured reserve given his recovery timetable. The 30-year-old forward doesn't have any value in fantasy leagues, so his absence isn't anything owners need to concern themselves with.

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      Coyotes' Joe Vitale: Placed on injured reserve

      Vitale (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve. This move should come as no surprise considering coach Dave Tippett said Vitale would "miss some time" after Saturday's loss to the Bruins. Vitale skated 6:13 and finished with a plus-1 rating while making his season debut. Forward Matthias Plachta was recalled to take Vitale's spot on Arizona's roster.

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      Coyotes' Joe Vitale: Expected to miss time

      Head coach Dave Tippett indicated Sunday that Vitale (upper body) will "miss some time". Vitale was injured in Saturday's game against the Bruins, and it appears the issue isn't necessarily minor in nature. While there's no official timetable, it sounds as though Tuesday's game is out the window at this point.

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      Coyotes' Joe Vitale: Not present at practice

      Vitale (upper body) was not on the ice for practice Sunday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Vitale's absence isn't a huge surprise given the pummeling he took in a fight during Saturday's contest. The Coyotes don't play again until Tuesday, however, so it's possible he'll be back in time for the game.

    • Coyotes' Vitale Picks Up Assist In Loss

      News: Joe Vitale picked up an assist on the Coyotes' lone goal Sunday in a 3-1 loss to Vancouver. He was plus-1 with two PIM, one shot, three hits, and a blocked shot in the contest.
      Analysis: Joe Vitale didn't have to do much to earn the assist as Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored on a beautiful end-to-end rush. The veteran checker has eight points and is minus-10 on the season. He's is not an especially useful fantasy asset.
    • Coyotes' Vitale Will Play Saturday

      News: Joe Vitale has been activated from injured reserve and will return to action Saturday against the Rangers, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
      Analysis: Joe Vitale has been sidelined with an upper-body injury since Jan. 29, and has missed nine games over that span. He's notched six points through 45 games with Arizona this season, and will likely assume a bottom-six role in his return to the lineup.
    • Coyotes' Vitale (Upper Body) Out Again Friday

      News: Joe Vitale (upper body) will not play in Friday's game against the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
      Analysis: Joe Vitale does seem to be making progress, as he has a shot to return for Saturday's game against the Rangers, after participating in Thursday's practice.
    • Coyotes' Vitale Nears Return

      News: Joe Vitale (upper body) is nearing a return to action, the Coyotes' official site reports.
      Analysis: Joe Vitale, who has missed the past eight games, practiced with his teammates on Thursday, with the report suggesting that he could be back in the Coyotes' lineup as soon as Friday's game against the Sharks, though a return Saturday against the Rangers could be more plausible for the center, who has notched six points in 45 games to date.
    • Coyotes' Vitale Skates As Extra Thursday

      News: Joe Vitale (upper body) took part in Thursday's practice as an extra skater, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
      Analysis: Joe Vitale doesn't look like he'll be candidate to play Friday against the Sharks, but his participation with the rest of his healthy teammates indicate that an activation from IR could soon be in store. The center has been out since Jan. 27 with the upper-body ailment.
    • Coyotes' Vitale Not Expected Back Until Next Week

      News: Joe Vitale (upper body) is expected to miss at least another week.
      Analysis: Joe Vitale was able to get on the ice late during the Coyotes' morning skate session Thursday, but he still remains a bit away from taking full contact. That could come at some point early next week, but until Vitale is ready to return, the Coyotes will attempt to get by with Brendan Shinnimin as their fourth-line center.
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