Vitale (upper-body) will return to the Coyotes lineup on Saturday.
Vitale has missed the last 10 games with an upper-body injury, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Rangers. Vitale will centre the Coyotes third line with Lauri Korpikoski and Martin Erat on his wings.
Vitale (upper-body) will be out for at least another week.
Vitale was moved to IR yesterday and will miss his fifth straight game tonight. He is expected to miss the next the next three games as well, which will allow Brendan Shinnimin to stay with the team through the weekend.
The Coyotes signed Joe Vitale to a three-year deal worth $3.3 million.
Vitale had one goal and 13 assists in 53 games with the Penguins last year. The Coyotes needed a centre that can win face-offs and that is exactly what Vitale brings to the table. In 2013-14 he won 62.5% of the draws that he took, which will certainly help the Coyotes get out of their own end this season.
Vitale (undisclosed) will play in game 1 vs. New York.
Vitale was banged up in a collision with Blake Comeau in game 6 vs. the Blue Jackets, but is ready to go in game 1 of the second round. He will be on the third line with Brandon Sutter and Beau Bennett.
Vitale (undisclosed) left Monday's game and did not return.
Vitale left early in the third period after he collided with Black Comeau, both players were injured on the play. There is no word on how serious Vitale's injury is, but he has played a key fourth line role for the Penguins. Monitor his status before round 2.