Michael Del Zotto RUMORS & NEWS

  • Flyers' Del Zotto expected to be out 3-4 months after wrist surgery

    The Score "Michael Del Zotto's season is over. The Philadelphia Flyers defenseman is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a wrist ligament and is expected to be out three-to-four months, general manager Ron Hextall announced Sunday." February 21

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    Tim Panaccio @tpanotchCSN

    Del Zotto out long term with left wrist injury

  • Michael Del Zotto (wrist) questionable Wednesday vs. Sharks

    CSN Philly "Michael Del Zotto took an extended practice on Tuesday. He missed Sunday night's loss in Anaheim with a left wrist injury and skated only a few minutes on the ice before leaving on Monday because of pain. His wrist was taped heavily. Officially, the defenseman is questionable for Wednesday’s..." December 29

  • Flyers sign Del Zotto to multi-year contract extension

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 6-0, 195-lb defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Del Zotto, 25 (6/24/1990), enters his second season with the Flyers after signing a one-year contract with the..." July 16

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    RFA Michael Del Zotto filed for salary arbitration today. Discussions with #Flyers are expected to continue over the weekend, though. #TSN

  • Michael Del Zotto to return from upper-body injury — not foot

    CSN Philly "Michael Del Zotto says he’s been wondering why he keeps reading about his sore right foot when it’s been his upper torso that’s been bothering him. The Flyers' 24-year-old defenseman, who will re-enter the lineup Thursday night against the Flames, has missed six games because of his..." March 19

  • Del Zotto cut on neck by skate, but avoids serious injury

    CSN Philly "It was a scary moment for Michael Del Zotto. On his very first shift after sitting out nine games as a healthy scratch, the Flyers' defenseman went into the corner to make a defensive play and fell down. Danny Briere tried to step over him and caught Del Zotto with his skate, slashing him on..." January 03

  • Are the Flyers in danger of losing Michael Del Zotto mentally?

    Courier-Post "Defenseman Michael Del Zotto had been getting into the routine lately of walking into Wells Fargo Center with forward Vinny Lecavalier a few minutes before puck drop. Both were healthy scratches for the past couple games. Thursday night, Del Zotto won't have his usual carpool buddy as he..." December 21

  • Porn star is sick of being Michael Del Zotto’s wingman

    New York Post "Let this be a lesson to us all: Don’t ask the porn star you used to date to play match maker. Michael Del Zotto had to be the courier for this universal message, and legendary porn star Lisa Ann had to be the (G-rated) teacher. The adult films star, recently making headlines for possibly..." November 03

  • Michael Del Zotto gets a chance with Flyers

    Tennessean "Nobody likes to see another player get hurt or have any other sort of health problem. But in an odd way, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen's blood clot situation -- the former Predators standout is out indefinitely -- has given another former Nashville blueliner a chance. Michael..." August 21

  • Michael Del Zotto signs 1-year deal with Flyers

    Broad Street Hockey "The Flyers have signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year contract worth $1.3 million, the team announced late Tuesday afternoon. Contact terms via TSN. We discussed the potential of signing Del Zotto in a post just a few hours ago, and here's basically what we settled on: MDZ had a..." August 06

  • Michael Del Zotto traded to Predators, Kevin Klein to Rangers

    CBS Sports "Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto doesn't have to worry about being on the trade block anymore because on Wednesday the Rangers ended the speculation and traded him to Nashville. The deal, as first reported by Renaud Lavoie, is straight up Del Zotto for Predators defenseman Kevin Klein." January 22

  • Del Zotto traded to Predators for Klein

    North Jersey "Michael Del Zotto’s tenure with the Rangers, which began with so much promise as a 19-year-old rookie after he was the 20th overall pick in the 2008 draft, ended on Wednesday as he was traded to the Nashville Predators for veteran defenseman Kevin Klein. Klein, 29, is in the first season of a..." January 22

  • Rangers’ Del Zotto trying hard to show his stuff

    New York Post "It was just a rainy Saturday practice at the Rangers’ Westchester training center, but when Michael Del Zotto turned the puck over during a drill, he whipped around and shattered his stick over the side boards, tossing its remnants onto the empty bench. He found another stick, slowly skated back..." January 12

  • Del Zotto’s reps want meeting with Rangers GM to talk trade

    New York Post "Michael Del Zotto’s representatives hope to chat with Glen Sather in Toronto on Saturday in an attempt to accelerate the Rangers general manager’s efforts to deal the 23-year-old defenseman. Del Zotto, who was a scratch in Friday night’s 5-2 defeat to the Penguins for the second straight game..." January 04

  • Rangers mulling their options with unsteady Del Zotto

    New York Post "As the holiday roster freeze lifts hours after the completion of Friday night’s match here against the Capitals, the most immediate pertinent question concerning the Rangers is how much longer Michael Del Zotto will wear the Blueshirt? Management has all but settled on dealing the erratic..." December 27

  • Vigneault scratches Del Zotto for ‘D’ 4th time

    New York Post "Alain Vigneault wasn’t simply talking to hear himself speak two weeks ago when the Rangers’ coach said Michael Del Zotto hadn’t earned a spot on his defense’s top six. For Wednesday night here against the Panthers, Del Zotto was scratched in favor of Justin Falk for the fourth time in the last..." November 28

  • Vigneault: ‘No complaints’ on Del Zotto’s play after benching

    New York Post "Justin Falk did nothing to deserve his being taken out of the Rangers lineup. That was the sentiment from coach Alain Vigneault before Thursday night’s 3-2 win over the Stars at the American Airlines Center, a game in which he replaced Falk with mercurial young defenseman Michael Del..." November 22

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    Brett Cyrgalis @BrettCyrgalis

    Del Zotto officially back in the #NYR lineup tonight vs #Stars, taking Falk out. JT Miller still scratched. Lundqvist in nets.

  • Michael Del Zotto drawing interest, on Sens' radar

    CBS Sports "Michael Del Zotto is in his fifth season with the New York Rangers this season after they selected him 20th overall in the 2008 draft and at this point his career in New York is heading in the wrong direction. His play in the defensive zone has been oft-criticized by the Rangers faithfu. and..." November 20

  • Rangers’ Del Zotto could be benched

    New York Post "Life has been good lately for the Rangers, who needed just a few weeks to escape the abyss into which they had fallen at 3-7-0. A month into the season, the Blueshirts are in a playoff spot at 8-8-0, even if that’s as much a function of the disrepair and disrepute into which the Metropolitan..." November 09

  • Rangers’ Del Zotto has hernia surgery

    New York Post "Rangers’ news was of an operation performed yesterday on Michael Del Zotto, not of a decision regarding the hiring of a head coach. For as the Blueshirts went through their fourth day of organizational meetings in La Quinta, Calif., the 23-year-old defenseman underwent his second sports hernia..." June 14

  • Del Zotto shores Rangers’ defense

    New York Post "The Rangers are 4-5-1 in 10 games since Marc Staal went down with an eye injury three weeks ago tonight, when struck just above the right eye on a Jakub Voracek deflection of a Kimmo Timonen slap shot against the Flyers. But Staal’s absence hasn’t been a dagger to the heart as the listing..." March 26

  • Busy night for Michael Del Zotto

    Bergen Record "D Michael Del Zotto played a team-high 26:24 with two blocked shots, including 1:33 on the penalty kill. But with D Ryan McDonagh briefly unavailable because of an issue with his skate, Del Zotto was used to successfully kill off the Capitals’ two-man advantage. Brian Boyle held Eric Fehr at..." March 25

  • Rangers need to hold on to Del Zotto

    New York Post "We all know the Rangers are looking to add with the NHL trade deadline two weeks from today. General manager Glen Sather is in the market for a right-handed defenseman, the club would like to bulk up on the wing and sure would like to add some scoring punch to boot. The problem, though, is the..." March 20

  • Nash, McDonagh, Del Zotto practice

    ESPN "An injury-addled Rangers club appears to be inching its way back to health, as Wednesday saw three of its key injured players practicing with the team. Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh and Michael Del Zotto all skated Wednesday, following the team's 4-3 loss to Winnipeg on Tuesday night. Losers in..." February 27

  • Rangers Powe, Del Zotto, Girardi ready to return

    New York Post "The Rangers provided no information regarding the status of Rick Nash or Ryan McDonagh, but both players are expected to miss tonight’s game at the Garden against the Jets with believed post-concussion-like symptoms. This would mark the fourth straight missed by Nash, but the first for..." February 26

  • Del Zotto exits defeat after hard hip-check

    New York Post "Defenseman Michael Del Zotto could be the latest Ranger to find his way onto the injury list. With 9:27 remaining in the third period of Thursday night’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Senators, Del Zotto took a hard hip-check from Marc Methot and went down in pain. With the Rangers on the power play..." February 22

  • Del Zotto stands out in Rangers' surge

    New York Post "There's nothing easier than picking out the flaws of a NHL team you see every day, and, in this case, nothing easier than pointing out what the Rangers don't do. But of all the things the Rangers do not do, chief among them is that they simply do not allow goals. In going 12-5-3, the..." November 28

  • Michael Del Zotto has hernia surgery

    ESPN "New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia Tuesday morning, the team announced. Del Zotto is expected to be ready for training camp after the procedure, which was performed by Dr. William Meyers at the Riverview Surgical Center in Philadelphia." May 04

  • Torts mum on Del Zotto's future

    New York Post "Michael Del Zotto was in the lineup and Steve Eminger was out for the fourth consecutive game, but coach John Tortorella said prior to the Rangers' 3-2 defeat to the Red Wings that evaluations and decisions would follow the match. "With Michael, it's still a part of the process [where we have..." February 08

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