News:Steve Pinizzotto (illness) will return to action Thursday against the Avs.
Analysis:Steve Pinizzotto's fantasy impact has been minimal thus far, with one fighting major and 11 hits to his credit in four games with the Canucks to date.
News:Steve Pinizzotto (illness) will miss Tuesday's game against Columbus, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis:Steve Pinizzotto is dealing with an illness that has kept him out of the Canucks entire four-game road trip they embarked on last week. He's being re-evaluated by team doctors in Vancouver on Tuesday and should be able to return to action when the team gets home.
News:Steve Pinizzotto (illness) remained out of the lineup Saturday against the Kings.
Analysis:Steve Pinizzotto remains day-to-day with an apparent illness. It seems unlikely he'll join the team for the final tilt of a three-game road trip Sunday against Colorado.
News:Steve Pinizzotto (illness) will not play Thursday against the Coyotes, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: The lightly-used wing has appeared in four games since being called up Mar. 14, scoring zero points and registering a minus-2 rating. He could be headed back to the minors in the near future.
News: The Cancucks recalled Steve Pinizzotto from AHL Chicago on Thursday, the team's offical cite reports.
Analysis:Steve Pinizzotto has recorded 12 points and 29 penalty minutes for Chicago this season. He will likely see time on the Canucks' fourth line and have minimal fantasy impact.
News:Steven Pinizzotto (groin) is expected to join the Canucks after make one final appearance with Chicago of the AHL on Wednesday, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: Wednesday's tilt with the Seawolves will mark the end of Steven Pinizzotto's two-week conditioning stint in the AHL. He's expected to see work on the Canucks fourth line.
News:Steven Pinizzotto (groin) will begin a two-week conditioning program with Chicago of the AHL this weekend, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: The Canucks cleared a roster spot for Steven Pinizzotto when they waiver Aaron Volpatti earlier this week. Once Pinizzotto wraps up his two-week stint in the AHL, he's expected to join Vancouver and see action on the fourth line.
News:Steven Pinizzotto will miss training camp due to a groin injury, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: He skated on Tuesday and could rejoin Chicago of the AHL in two weeks, but Steven Pinizzotto's chances of making the Canucks roster to start the regular season have been shot. He could get a chance to see fourth-line duty with the Canucks later this season, but Pinizzotto isn't expect to ever have a role that leads to much of a fantasy impact.
News: The Canucks have re-signed Steven Pinizzotto (shoulder), the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Steven Pinizzotto, who missed the entire 2011-12 season due to a shoulder injury, gives the Canucks' organization some depth up front, but at 28, he has yet to appear in an NHL contest.
News:Steven Pinizzotto is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery, Jason Botchford of The Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis:Steven Pinizzotto was seen as an end-of-the-bench type player for the Canucks, so this loss, as unfortunate as it is for the player, shouldn't impact the team or fantasy owners much.
News:Steven Pinizzotto suffered a setback on his injured shoulder during Monday's practice, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis:Steven Pinizzotto was originally expected to join the Canucks on their six-game road trip that starts Tuesday, but now he'll stay in Vancouver. A new timetable for his return hasn't been set yet.
News:Steven Pinizzotto suffered a dislocated shoulder in Sunday's 4-3 preseason loss to the Ducks, the Canucks' official site reports.
Analysis:Steven Pinizzotto has impressed the Canucks' brass this preseason, but this latest setback could cost him a roster spot.
News: With Raffi Torres and Tanner Glass lost to free agency, Steven Pinizzotto could earn a role on the Canucks roster as a physical presence on the third or fourth line, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Steven Pinizzotto has topped 40 points in each of his past two seasons in the AHL, but he doesn't profile as much of a scorer at the NHL level. The 27-year-old winger's energy and physicality will be valuable to the Canucks, but it's unlikely he chip in enough production to make much of a splash in fantasy.
News: The Canucks signed Pinizzotto to a one-year, two-way contract Saturday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Pinizzotto spent the past four seasons playing for the Capitals' AHL affiliate in Hershey. The 27-year-old winger is expected to compete for the role of pest/agitator in camp next season. If he nabs a roster spot with the Canucks, look for Pinizzotto to slot in on the fourth line.
News: The Capitals signed defenseman Shaone Morrisonn and forwards Eric Fehr, Chris Bourque and Kyle Wilson to one-year contracts Wednesday. They also signed forward Steven Pinizzotto to a two year-contract. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Analysis: Pinizzotto split the 2008-09 season between the AHL and ECHL. He had eight goals and 13 assists in 56 games. Pinizzotto is merely organizational depth and can be ignored in Fantasy.