Aaron Volpatti

LW / Washington Capitals / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

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    • Caps' Volpatti Likely Bound For Retirement

      News: Aaron Volpatti indicated that he will most likely be bound for retirement as a result of the neck injury that limited him last season, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
      Analysis: Aaron Volpatti underwent spinal fusion surgery last September and was sidelined for about five months while recovering. While he was able to appear in a few games at the AHL and NHL level after returning, Volpatti said his range of motion was too compromised for him to play at a high level. The 30-year-old will turn his focus to building his family, as his wife is pregnant with the couple's first child.
    • Capitals' Volpatti Reassigned To AHL

      News: Aaron Volpatti cleared waivers and was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Sunday.
      Analysis: Aaron Volpatti has only played in two games for the Capitals this season and isn't expected to see considerable time on the ice if he's eventually recalled before season's end. The 29-year-old was hampered by an upper-body injury earlier this season but should be in the clear moving forward as he works on his game in Hershey.
    • Capitals Waive LW Volpatti

      News: Aaron Volpatti was placed on waivers Saturday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
      Analysis: The move clears up a roster space ahead of Monday's trade deadline. Aaron Volpatti is expected to report to AHL Hershey if he goes unclaimed. Having only played in two games after spending most of the season recovering from offseason neck surgery, the British Columbia native has zero points and one shot attempt while averaging 9:37 of ice time.
    • Capitals' Volpatti Expects To Come Off IR

      News: Aaron Volpatti will be removed from long-term injured reserve for Tuesday's game against the Kings, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
      Analysis: Aaron Volpatti was declared healthy in late December, and it sounds as if he'll finally get to play in a game. According to Prewitt, Michael Latta and Jason Chimera will likely be healthy scratches for Tuesday's game, while Volpatti skates on the Caps' fourth line.
    • Caps' Volpatti Playing Waiting Game

      News: Aaron Volpatti (neck) is 100 percent healthy and available to play for the Capitals, but the team has yet to active from their non-roster injury list, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
      Analysis: Even if he had been able to avoid neck surgery and enter the season at full health, Aaron Volpatti wasn't guaranteed to win a roster spot with the Capitals out of training camp. Coach Barry Trotz is seemingly satisfied with the play of his current crop of fourth liners, so all Volpatti can do is wait for an injury to open up an opportunity for him to play. There's no telling when that might occur.
    • Caps Recall Volpatti From AHL Assignment

      News: Aaron Volpatti (neck) was recalled from his conditioning assignment at AHL Hershey on Monday, the Associated Press reports, but will remain on the Capitals' long-term injured reserve list.
      Analysis: After missing all of training camp following neck surgery, Aaron Volpatti had been a non-roster injured player for the Capitals, but it looks like he'll now be formally stashed on the club's injury list for roster players. The procedural move doesn't do much to change the timeline of his recovery, as he's still just getting back up to full speed after playing three games with Hershey over the last two weeks. He could require additional conditioning time before becoming a lineup option for the Capitals.
    • Caps' Volpatti Joins AHL Squad For Practice

      News: Aaron Volpatti (neck) was been cleared to beginning practicing with AHL Hershey on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.
      Analysis: Placed on the Capitals' non-roster injury list following training camp, Aaron Volpatti has been slow to recover from offseason neck surgery and still looks like he could need some more time to get healthy. It's not clear if he'll have a spot waiting for him with the Capitals or be placed on waivers once he's activated.
    • Caps' Volpatti Practices

      News: Aaron Volpatti (neck) practiced with the team Monday, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
      Analysis: Aaron Volpatti finally looks like he's close to returning, so keep an eye out for him to be assigned to AHL Hershey for a conditioning assignment in the coming days.
    • Caps' Volpatti Visits Specialist

      News: Aaron Volpatti (neck) left the team Thursday to visit a specialist in Arizona, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
      Analysis: The meeting likely amounts to just a final check-up for Aaron Volpatti, who is attempting to receive clearance for a conditioning assignment at AHL Hershey. He'd likely remain with Hershey for two weeks before the Capitals would have to pull him off the assignment and determine whether or not to activate him from the non-roster injury list. If he ends up sticking with the Capitals, Volpatti would likely serve in a bottom-six capacity, limiting his overall impact as a fantasy option.
    • Caps' Volpatti Nearing AHL Stint

      News: Aaron Volpatti (neck) is nearing a conditioning assignment with Hershey, The Washington Post reports.
      Analysis: He'll likely see five or six games in the AHL before he's ready to return to the lineup for the Caps. Aaron Volpatti has been working in practice with a non-contact jersey for approximately one month as he continues to work his way back from the injury.
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