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Coyotes call up Plachta, put Vitale on injured list

GLENDALE, Ariz.  -- The Arizona Coyotes have recalled forward Matthias Plachta from Springfield of the AHL and placed center Joe Vitale on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. Plachta, a 24-year-old from Germany, appeared in three games with Springfield this season after starting his career in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. He signed an entry-level contract with the Coyotes...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona's Joe Vitale taken to hospital following fight with Boston's Kevan Miller

Joe Vitale is feeling the pain following a fight with Kevan Miller. Matt Kartozian-USA TodayArizona's Joe Vitale played a very physical game against the Bruins Saturday, and his aggression culminated in a second-period fight against Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller. Both Miller and Vitale landed a number of blows to the head, and while Miller was left with a torn jersey from the scrum...
Via Fox Sports
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevan Miller gets decision against Joe Vitale in Bruins' first fight (VIDEO)

Don't let the Bruins' clean slate of fighting majors so far this season give you the notion that the Beantown brawlers have become more passive.No sir. That passivity ended in grand style during Saturday's contest against the Arizona Coyotes when Arizona forward Joe Vitale grabbed a hold of Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller. The two first shared some unpleasant words before Vitale...
Via The Other Paper
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevan Miller Pummels Coyotes’ Joe Vitale In First Fight Of Bruins’ Season (Video)

The first fight of the 2015-16 Boston Bruins season was an All-Hockey East bout. Representing the University of Vermont: Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller. Representing Northeastern University: Arizona Coyotes forward Joe Vitale. The verdict: Catamounts by unanimous decision. Responding to series of Oliver Ekman-Larsson checks on Bruins winger Jimmy Hayes, Miller went to town on Vitale...
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Vitale hopes position switch helps him find his game

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Perhaps no one explicitly told Joe Vitale about his position switch. Maybe that's why the Coyotes forward cracked wise Tuesday when asked about a move that was all but sealed when the Coyotes signed three free-agent centers this summer in Antoine Vermette, Brad Richardson and Boyd Gordon. "You're the first one who has told me," Vitale said, smiling. "That's usually...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes: Grading free agency

With a free agent pool whose biggest names were Ryan Miller and Paul Stastny, 2014 was already destined to be a slow offseason. Take all that indifference and combine it with a shoestring budget and you get the Arizona Coyotes offseason. Or at least, that’s what the moves suggest.When your biggest signings are a backup goaltender and a fourth-line center, there is very little to...
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Update: Joe Vitale to the Arizona Coyotes

Another free agency domino falls and another once Penguin is now former as Joe Vitale heads to the desert.Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins' Joe Vitale injured in knee to knee collision

 Joe Vitale of the Pittsburgh Penguins may regret not being a more accurate checker following a downright vicious knee on knee collision with Columbus Blue Jackets' Blake Comeau.After being leveled by a hit from Comeau in the third period of Monday's game, Vitale skated towards Comeau for a retaliatory check when he seemed to misjudge the angle and ended up colliding knees instead ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Joe Vitale

By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)   Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images   Throughout the 2013-2014 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Joe Vitale.      Joe Vitale, a 28-year-old forward, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the seventh round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Vitale isn’t the type of guy...
Via The PensNation
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins bottom-six still team’s weak spot

Joe Vitale   Depth wins championships. It is one of the most overused and overwritten tropes in all of sports, however when it comes to the NHL, it could not be more true. And it’s something that’s been giving the Pittsburgh Penguins problems for quite some time, most notably in the playoffs. Brandon Sutter I’ve said it before, but with the exception of Brandon Sutter, Pittsburgh’s...
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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