|Assets:||Plays a sound positional game and rarely gets beaten one-on-one because of his good skating ability. Has some offensive know-how and puck-moving skills. Can also work on the power play.|
|Flaws:||Has had a hard time avoiding the injury bug at the NHL level. Can make mistakes in his own end, and lacks the durability to play a consistently physical game. Is a bit limited on offense, too.|
|Career Potential:||Solid all-round defenseman, when healthy.|
|OHL||Second All-Star Team||2001-02|
|11/12/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues to a one-year contract.|
|7/04/2013||Contract bought out by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|7/03/2013||Placed on waivers by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|3/31/2013||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|3/29/2013||Loaned to Grand Rapids (AHL) for conditioning.|
|3/23/2013||Missed 29 games (shoulder injury).|
|1/22/2013||Shoulder injury, injured reserve.|
|9/13/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a two-year contract.|
|2/22/2012||Missed 3 games (sprained right wrist).|
|2/16/2012||Sprained right wrist, day-to-day.|
|12/06/2011||Missed 8 games (lower body injury).|
|11/22/2011||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|11/19/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/21/2011||Missed 5 games (upper body injury).|
|10/11/2011||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|10/10/2011||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|3/24/2011||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|2/11/2011||Missed 7 games (eye injury).|
|1/19/2011||Eye injury, injured reserve.|
|1/18/2011||Missed 2 games (facial injury).|
|1/13/2011||Facial injury, day-to-day.|
|11/15/2010||Missed 7 games (upper body injury).|
|10/30/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/06/2010||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues to a two-year contract.|
|2/03/2010||Missed 5 games (lower body injury).|
|1/23/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/03/2009||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|11/30/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/07/2009||Missed 4 games (flu and upper body injury).|
|10/28/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/26/2008||Missed 2 games (left ankle injury).|
|11/24/2008||Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|11/22/2008||Left ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|4/05/2008||Missed the last 8 games of the regular season (groin).|
|3/20/2008||Groin, remainder of the regular season.|
|1/29/2008||Missed 9 games (right knee injury).|
|1/06/2008||Right knee injury, day-to-day.|
|12/27/2007||Missed 37 games (knee injury).|
|10/03/2007||Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|6/21/2007||Re-signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a three-year contract extension.|
|4/05/2007||Missed 1 game (leg injury).|
|4/03/2007||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|1/01/2007||Missed 1 game (headache).|
|12/12/2006||Missed 3 games (head injury).|
|12/05/2006||Head injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/04/2006||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|11/29/2006||Assigned to Toronto (AHL) for conditioning.|
|10/31/2006||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|10/20/2006||Missed 7 games (headache) and assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|10/03/2006||Headache, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/17/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|4/18/2006||Missed the last 34 games of the regular season (concussion).|
|1/24/2006||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/10/2006||Missed 5 games (wrist injury).|
|12/28/2005||Wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|11/27/2005||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|11/09/2005||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|11/08/2005||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|10/06/2005||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|10/05/2005||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|10/03/2005||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|9/15/2004||Assigned to St. John's (AHL).|
|1/28/2004||Assigned to St. John's (AHL).|
|1/17/2004||Recalled from St. John's (AHL).|
|10/06/2003||Assigned to St. John's (AHL).|
|11/11/2002||Returned to his junior team (Erie-OHL).|
|10/07/2002||Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a multi-year contract.|
|9/12/2001||Returned to Erie (OHL).|
|11/12/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues.|
|9/13/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|11/24/2008||St. Louis Blues traded Lee Stempniak to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Carlo Colaiacovo and forward Alexander Steen.|
|6/23/2001||Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1st round (17th overall) in 2001.|
Carlo Colaiacovo in, Cole out Monday night | 12/02/2013 6:27 PM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo will get back into St. Louis' lineup Monday night.
Jeremy Rutherford on Twitter
ImpactHis only appearance this season came on Nov. 25 against Minnesota when he posted an assist and logged 14:17 of ice time. Ian Cole will head to the press box to make room for him.
Carlo Colaiacovo set to make season debut | 11/25/2013 4:06 PM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo will make his season debut Monday night.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactHe is going to play whether or not Kevin Shattenkirk, who has the flu, is able to dress. "He's been ready for a week," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He's a great puck distributor, he's smart, he plays sneaky good minutes. He's a real complementary player. He can play minutes killing penalties, he can play on the power play ... he can add to the group."
Blues make Carlo Colaiacovo signing official | 11/14/2013 12:18 PM
NewsSt. Louis GM Doug Armstrong officially announced the signing of Carlo Colaiacovo on Thursday.
Impact"With Jordan Leopold out for a significant period, we wanted to bring an experienced player into our group of seven," said Armstrong. "Being a former Blue, Carlo is familiar with our organization which should make for an easy transition." He inked a one-year, $550,000 deal with the Blues after he was bought out by the Red Wings in July.
Colaiacovo is dealing with immigration issues | 11/13/2013 3:56 PM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo is still dealing with immigration issues before he can join the St. Louis Blues.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactColaiacovo agreed to a one-year contract with St. Louis on Tuesday, pending a physical. He played in just six NHL games last season, but he recorded at least 19 points in four consecutive years from 2008-09 to 2011-12.
Details on Carlo Colaiacovo deal emerge | 11/13/2013 1:25 PM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo's newly signed one-year deal is worth a minimum of $550,000.
Tim Wharnsby on Twitter
ImpactColaiacovo can earn an additional $200,000 in bonuses based on the number of games he plays. The Blues wanted to bolster their defense after Jordan Leopold suffered a serious hand injury.
Blues, Colaiacovo reach tentative agreement | 11/12/2013 1:52 PM
NewsThe St. Louis Blues have reached a tentative one-year agreement with Carlo Colaiacovo.
ImpactColaiacovo still needs to complete a physical before the deal can be finalized. He spent four seasons with the Blues from 2008-09 to 2011-12 and put up decent offensive numbers with the squad. The Blues likely wanted to add some extra depth to their blueline while Jordan Leopold is sidelined with ligament damage in his hand.
Red Wings put Carlo Colaiacovo on waviers | 07/03/2013 12:12 PM
NewsDetroit Red Wings place Carlo Colaiacovo on unconditional waivers.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactThis is the first step in the buyout process, which we knew was coming. The Red Wings will save a little under $3 million in cap space next season once they buy out Colaiacovo by Friday's deadline.
Colaiacovo will be bought out, Bert staying | 07/02/2013 9:04 PM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo will be bought out by the Red Wings, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
Helene St. James on Twitter
ImpactShe also reports that the Wings will not be buying out Todd Bertuzzi. Colaiacovo was set to earn $2,850,000 in the final season of his two-year deal.
Carlo Colaiacovo might be a buyout candidate | 06/21/2013 6:58 PM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings might decide to buy out Carlo Colaiacovo.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactColaiacovo might not have a top-six spot with the team anymore, due to the signing of Danny DeKeyser. Colaiacovo comes with a $2.5 million annual cap hit, which the Red Wings can wash their hands of if they use one of their two compliance buyouts on him.
Detroit Red Wings try to stay upbeat | 05/29/2013 9:53 AM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings are trying to stay upbeat after losing Games 5 and 6.
Impact"Unfortunately, we've had two chances to win it, but by no means are we counting ourselves out," Carlo Colaiacovo said. "We have guys in this room who have won Stanley Cups, so we should feel good about our chances." Colaiacovo's attempt to stop Michael Frolik's breakaway in Game 6 led to a penalty shot and the game-winning goal for the Blackhawks. Colaiacovo was "surprised" by the call and it will likely be one that sits poorly with him for a long time to come if they don't win Game 7 on Wednesday.
Hawks deserved Game 5 win: Carlo Colaiacovo | 05/26/2013 10:41 AM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks thoroughly outplayed the visiting Red Wings in Game 5 of their playoff series Saturday night, peppering 45 shots at Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard in a 4-1 victory.
Impact"We're foolish to think that they were just going to give us that game," Wings defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo said. "They're a really good team. They deserved it more than we did."
Carlo Colaiacovo makes impact in return | 05/11/2013 9:02 AM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo played his first game for the Red Wings since April 14th as he suited up for Game Six of their opening round playoff series against the Ducks Friday.
ImpactThe veteran blueliner only played in six regular season contests due to a shoulder ailment, but his puck-moving skills were a welcome addition for the Wings in his first game back "I thought Colaiacovo had a couple of shifts, like everyone else, he wishes he didn't have, but I thought he played well,'' coach Mike Babcock said. There's little doubt Colaiacovo will be in the lineup in place of Brian Lashoff for Game Seven of the series Sunday night.
Carlo Colaiacovo will suit up in Game 6 | 05/10/2013 1:46 PM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo will dress in Game 6 against Anaheim.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactHe will be paired with Jakub Kindl and Brian Lashoff will draw out of the lineup. Colaiacovo was limited to six games during the regular season because of injury and he hasn't played in any of the Wings' previous five playoff contests versus the Ducks. The Wings will be looking to force Game 7 on home ice.
| 04/02/2013 2:40 AM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo was called up from the minors on Monday April 1.
Colaiacovo agrees to conditioning assignment | 03/29/2013 12:21 PM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo has been sent to AHL Grand Rapids on a conditioning assignment.
ImpactColaiacovo returned from a shoulder injury last week, but has been a healthy scratch since. He hasn't played in a little more than two months, so this will give him a chance to get back into game shape before the playoffs.
Carlo Colaiacovo unlikely to play for a while | 03/24/2013 10:47 AM
NewsWhile the Detroit Red Wings activated defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo (shoulder) Saturday, don't expect him to be in the team's lineup for a while.
ImpactDetroit head coach Mike Babcock wants to see Colaiacovo in practice for a period of time before getting him back in the lineup. "Now that you've been cleared, you have to practice like you are ready to go," Babcock said. "Obviously it's great to have options and good to have depth but I'm going with the crew I have. You have to be part of practice first and get yourself in shape and we'll go from there."
Red Wings activate Carlo Colaiacovo | 03/23/2013 6:36 PM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings have activated Carlo Colaiacovo (shoulder) from the injured reserve list on Saturday.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactLook for Colaiacovo to play in his third game of the season on Sunday. He had two goals and 19 points in 64 games in 2011-12.
Colaiacovo feels he's ' real close' to return | 03/20/2013 2:46 PM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo (shoulder) returned from his doctor visit in Toronto in good spirits.
Impact"Seeing him and getting a second look and a different opinion really helped," said Colaiacovo. "We saw some things that were of some concern and I've dealt with them and treated them and I've been getting myself to the point where I'm 100 percent. I was still having some issues that were of some concern physically and mentally and I wasn't at the point where I was confident enough to be out there. It's been a frustrating battle, but I'm at the point now where I'm feeling better than ever and I'm real close now. I'm just taking it day by day." He has played in just two games this season and hasn't suited up since Jan. 21.
Carlo Colaiacovo visits specialist in Toronto | 03/10/2013 9:58 AM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo recently visited a specialist in Toronto to discuss his ailing shoulder.
ImpactThis isn't great news for anyone hoping the blueliner would be back on the ice soon. Colaiacovo injured the shoulder in the second game of the season and hasn't seen his name written back into the lineup since. Although his return appeared imminent a recently as a week ago, this must be considered a setback, bumping the time frame for the injury back to an indefinite one.
Colaiacovo is inching his way to returning | 03/04/2013 5:39 PM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo (shoulder) is getting closer to being able to play again, but he isn't sure when he'll be ready.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"I'm at a point right now where I'm not having any setbacks," Colaiacovo said Monday. "But I need more of the conditioning on the ice, with the battle and the strength stuff, game situations. I thought I'd be at a better point today, and I'm better, but not where I want to be." Colaiacovo hasn't played since Jan. 21.
C. Colaiacovo isn't likely to return Sunday | 03/02/2013 9:21 PM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo (shoulder) isn't expected to play on Sunday.
ImpactColaiacovo might be healthy enough to return, but the Red Wings have decided to err on the side of caution. "We made the decision before practice started," Colaiacovo said on Saturday. "We'll probably give it another day, just to make sure mentally and physically that it's ready to go. Everything's been feeling great. ... We just decided that a couple of more days would benefit me." Consider him probable for Tuesday's contest.
Carlo Colaiacovo hopes to return Sunday | 02/27/2013 6:47 PM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo (shoulder) is hoping to return for Sunday's game against Chicago.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactHe hasn't played since the second game of the 2013 season. His return to active duty would add to an already crowded blueline picture in Detroit.
Carlo Colaiacovo isn't sure when he'll return | 02/22/2013 11:31 AM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo isn't sure when he'll be able to return from a shoulder injury.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactColaiacovo isn't pain-free yet. "I wish I had an answer for you; I wish I had a clear picture of it," Colaiacovo said. "I'm at a point where it's allowing me to do more. Strength is continuing to get better every day. That's just what I'm focusing on." Colaiacovo has only played in two games this season.
Carlo Colaiacovo could be week from return | 02/19/2013 7:54 PM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo (shoulder) is getting better and could be roughly a week away from returning, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
ImpactColaiacovo hasn't played since Jan. 21 but has been skating lately. The extremely short-handed Wings are hopeful he'll be able to play before the end of February. We'll let you know what we hear as Colaiacovo progresses in his rehab.
Carlo Colaiacovo not expected back this month | 02/13/2013 5:49 PM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo (shoulder) hasn't been cleared for contact yet.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactHe has been skating but he isn't expected to be ready to play before the end of the month. Colaiacovo hasn't played since Jan. 21.
Carlo Colaiacovo (shoulder) skates Tuesday | 01/30/2013 11:16 AM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo (shoulder) was on the ice Tuesday.
ImpactColaiacovo is still expected to be sidelined for a couple more weeks. "I want to be out there (playing) as bad anything," Colaiacovo said. "But it's good motivation for me to keep myself going, keep working off the ice, and get it stronger. It's frustrating but I just have to come to the rink, put a smile on my face and work my butt off to get back in the lineup."
Colaiacovo out 3-4 weeks with shoulder injury | 01/23/2013 1:43 AM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo will be out three to four weeks after sustaining a shoulder injury on Monday night.
Bob Duff on Twitter
ImpactAccording to Bob Duff, no surgery is required. The Red Wings signed Colaiacovo before the lockout, as they were looking for some insurance on the blueline. He was earning solid ice time in his first two contests before the injury. Fantasy owners should send him to the waiver wires and monitor his progress when he returns.
Carlo Colaiacovo injures shoulder Tuesday | 01/22/2013 9:13 AM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo suffered a shoulder injury on Monday.
ImpactThe oft-injured defenseman inked a two-year deal with the Red Wings before the work stoppage as Detroit was looking for help on the blueline. He is a big injury risk and as such, he is not worth picking up in most pools, especially those that have weekly transactions only. Consider him day-to-day for now.
| 01/22/2013 2:59 AM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo returned to action on Monday January 21.
| 01/21/2013 11:17 PM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo returned to action on Saturday January 19.
Carlo Colaiacovo plays old team right away | 01/20/2013 1:18 PM
NewsIt didn't take long for Carlo Colaiacovo to return to the place he spent four years at.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactThe defenseman just signed a two-year deal with the Red Wings in the offseason, and played the Blues on Day 1. "They couldn't wait a game or two to throw me back in there," Colaiacovo joked before the contest about facing his old team. "They're throwing me to the wolves right off the bat." Colaiacovo saw 18:32 of ice time.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsCarlo Colaiacovo returned to action on Friday January 18.
Colaiacovo hopes to be ready for opener | 01/11/2013 4:05 PM
NewsWith the lockout over, Carlo Colaiacovo is getting used to playing with the Detroit Red Wings.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactColaiacovo signed a two-year/$5 million contract with Detroit just before the start of the work stoppage. That being said, Colaiacovo might miss the start of training camp because he has a sore shoulder from the Spengler Cup. As an interesting side note, it was Red Wings teammate Damien Brunner that pushed Colaiacovo from behind, although it sounds like there's no hard feelings between the two. "Obviously, not intentional," Colaiacovo said. "It was a tough break there at the end, little stupid play, but it is what it is, and I feel really good right now. I'm hoping to be ready for the start of the season."
White: Carlo Colaiacovo will fit in nicely | 01/09/2013 11:51 AM
NewsIan White thinks Carlo Colaiacovo will fit in well with the Detroit Red Wings.
ImpactWhite and Colaiacovo played together in Toronto. "He'll fit in well," White said. "He's quick player, a puck mover who likes to jump into the play. We were actually paired for some time so I've got a little bit of chemistry with him." Colaiacovo's status going into training camp is unclear after he sustained an injury during the Spengler Cup.
Carlo Colaiacovo might not be ready to go | 01/06/2013 12:49 PM
NewsIt looks like the Detroit Red Wings will start the 2012-13 season without Carlo Colaiacovo.
Helene St. James
ImpactColaiacovo's Spengler Cup injury is expected to take about 2-3 weeks to heal, which will eat up at least training camp. His struggles with a staggering rotation of ailments might be the story of his career; he's only played 70+ games once.
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