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Carlo Colaiacovo got up.
Detroit, MI... Detroit Red Wings Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland today announced that the team has signed free agent defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo to a two-year deal. In accordance with team policy, additional terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Colaiacovo, 29, was originally a first-round selection (17th overall) of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2001 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The 6-1, 200-lb. rearguard played in 111 games over parts of six seasons with Toronto registering 33 points (12-21-33) and 57 PIM in a Maple Leafs uniform. On November 24, 2008, Colaiacovo was traded to the St. Louis Blues with teammate Alexander Steen in exchange for Lee Stempniak. Colaiacovo spent the past four seasons patrolling the blue-line in St. Louis, skating in 259 games for the Blues, collecting 106 points (18-88-106) and 134 PIM. In total, the nine-year NHL veteran has appeared in 370 career games, posting 139 points (30-109-139) and 191 PIM.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has activated defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo from injured reserve. Colaiacovo has missed the last five games after suffering an upper body injury in the second period of the Blues’ season opener against Nashville on October 8.
via Josh Cooper of the Tennessean,
With his arms folded in the Nashville locker room, Jordin Tootoo wore a look of confusion after Nashville’s 3-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.
With 6:49 remaining in the third period, Tootoo was given a five-minute game misconduct major for charging at defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo. Tootoo lowered his shoulder and exploded into Colaiacovo behind the net. The Blues player fell to the ice, giving St. Louis a power play that it converted into its final goal.
Colaiacovo did not return. Tootoo defended the hit.
“Obviously, my understanding is it was a blow to the head,” Tootoo said. “You look at the replay, shoulder-on-shoulder, it’s a tough league to play in — keep your head up out there. I think the bottom line, when you hit someone hard, the refs are going to take a second look at it. I’m speechless.”...
“I saw a shoulder-to-shoulder check, and he didn’t leave his feet, so I’m a little bit confused on that,” Trotz said.
Watch the hit below…
from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Winger Lee Stempniak was the rarest of commodities, a real offensive threat drafted and developed by the Blues.
So his departure for underachieving Maple Leafs Alex Steen, a versatile forward, and Carlo Colaiacovo, a rangy defenseman, is a bit of a head scratcher….
How could the Blues give up on a home-grown shooter who scored 27 goals two years ago and was producing at a point-per-game pace this season?
We’ll need some convincing in this corner of cyberspace. This deal sounds suspiciously like a Ron Caron trade, moving a potential standout for depth.
We’re not saying Colaiacovo is Murray Baron and Steen is Ron Sutter, but . . .
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun, ...
while Leafs coach Ron Wilson said he did not expect Colaiacovo’s ailment to be an issue, watching the defenceman limping around suggested otherwise….
Acknowledging that Colaiacovo was en route to having X-rays taken, Wilson suggested that Colaiacovo’s injury-plagued history is related to less-than-ideal physical conditioning.
“The big thing with Carlo — and I tell him that every day — is that ‘You’re not in very good shape. It leads to all the other issues in the past’,” Wilson said, adding the organization is working with Colaiacovo to improve his preparation.