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Michael Ryder | Winger | #17

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (38) / 3/31/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 8 (216) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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Michael Ryder isn't expected to be back with New Jersey next season.
The Devils have not confirmed that decision yet, but it's expected after he sat frequently as a healthy scratch and posted just 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) in 47 contests. Thu, Jun 18, 2015 12:15:00 PM

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Michael Ryder and Martin Havlat will both be scratched against the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

Tonight will mark the ninth and eighth straight games Ryder and Havlat in the stands, respectively. Ryder has produced just 19 points in 47 games this season, while Havlat owns only 14 points in 40 games. Unfortunately, neither have any fantasy value.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 06:20:00 PM

Michael Ryder, Martin Havlat, and Peter Harrold will each be scratched versus the New York Rangers on Saturday night.

Ryder has produced just 19 points in 47 games this season, while Havlat has a mere 14 points in 40 games to his credit. Indicating neither have much fantasy value remaining. Harrold meanwhile isn't much better from the blue line, with three points, 39 blocks, and 40 hits over 42 games this season.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 06:04:00 PM

Devils forwards Michael Ryder and Stefan Matteau will all be extras for Monday’s game against the Kings.

Ryder hasn’t appeared in a game since March 20th and has just six goals and 19 points in 47 games this season. Matteau is still on the Devils roster but is there for emergency recalls for the time being. He has yet to appear in an NHL game.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Michael Ryder had an assist in a 2-0 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Ryder was playing in his second straight game after a five-contest stint in the press box. Devils GM and interim coach Lou Lamoriello has been happy with Ryder's recent performance so it will be interesting to see if Ryder stays in the lineup even after Patrik Elias (back spasms) is ready to return.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 09:32:00 AM

Michael Ryder and Martin Havlat will be scratched again versus the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday evening.

Ryder has played just twice since mid-January, and Havlat has played just twice since early-February. Meaning neither have any fantasy value as they cannot manage to get back into the lineup.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 05:27:00 PM

Michael Ryder feels his lack of playing time is why the Devils couldn't find a trading partner for him.

"It's hard to move a guy and get something for him when I've only played two games since the All-Star break. Other teams are probably wondering what's going on," Ryder said. "If they wanted to get something for me, it's tough. Hopefully somebody gives me a chance next year." He's set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. There probably won't be much demand for his services, but someone might take a chance on him as a bargain bin signing.
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 02:59:00 PM

Michael Ryder was made a late scratch against the Boston Bruins on Friday night.

Ryder hasn't played since Feb. 13th, making this seven straight in the stands. He has six goals and 18 points through 43 disappointing games this season.
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 06:28:00 PM

Michael Ryder, Martin Havlat, and Mark Fraser will all be healthy scratches once again Wednesday night against Calgary.

Winners of four straight, the Devils will keep the same lineup rolling Wednesday when they host the Calgary Flames. That means veteran forwards Michael Ryder and Martin Havlat will continue to watch from the press box. Ryder has posted six goals and 12 assists in 43 games this year while Havlat has potted just five goals and nine assists in 37 games played. Both players last dressed for the Devils on February 14th. Also scratched will be defenseman Mark Fraser, who hasn’t dressed since February 9th.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 05:09:00 PM

Michael Ryder isn't requesting a trade, but he's certainly open to the possibility.

"I just want to play, so if it's being traded, it's being traded," Ryder said. "I'm at the point that the guys are winning here and I'm happy for that. We're making a little push and it would be nice to be playing and be a part of that, but if I get traded and play I'll be happy with that, too. I just want to play." Ryder has only be used in one game since Jan. 21. He has six goals and 18 points in 43 games this season.
Tue, Feb 24, 2015 05:34:00 PM

Michael Ryder will watch from the press box Monday evening when the Devils take on the Coyotes.

It’s been a disappointing year for the 34-year-old veteran as he’s recorded just six goals and 12 assists in 43 games for the Devils. He’s only appeared in one game since January 19th and is no longer a player to roster in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 06:55:00 PM

Michael Ryder, Martin Havlat, and Mark Fraser will be scratched versus the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

Combined, Ryder and Havlat have 11 goals and 32 points this season. Fine if that was put into a single defenseman, but unacceptable from the former top-line scorers. Simply put, they no longer have any fantasy value.
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 06:30:00 PM

Do not be surprised if the New Jersey Devils trade Michael Ryder.

Ryder has been a healthy scratch in eight of the last nine games so he likely would relish a deal elsewhere. The trade deadline is just 15 days away and there will be lots of rumors and actual trades in the lead up to the event. Ryder has six goals and 18 points in 43 games. The Devils should not expect much in return.
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 08:17:00 AM

Michael Ryder will be scratched against Nashville on Saturday night.

And so Ryder's miserable season continues, having played just once in the last eight games. The 32 year old has just six goals and 18 points this season through 43 games.
Sat, Feb 14, 2015 03:32:00 PM

Michael Ryder took an interference penalty on Friday in his return to the lineup after being a healthy scratch for seven straight games.

Ryder took the penalty with the Devils up 1-0 at the end of the second and had Marian Hossa score on the power play early in the third to change the momentum of the game. It remains to be seen if the penalty will force Ryder back to the press box this weekend.
Sat, Feb 14, 2015 09:08:00 AM

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