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Matt Ellis | Center

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/31/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Ellis scored the only Buffalo goal in a 4-1 loss to Minnesota Thursday.
The goal was just the second of the campaign for Ellis, who offers no fantasy value. Mike Weber and Tyler Ennis drew the assists on the marker. Jan 2 - 11:08 PM

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According to Rochester's website, Matt Ellis was on his way to Switzerland on Wednesday to join Buffalo's AHL affiliate for the Spengler Cup.

Ellis has one goal in five games with Buffalo this year and 10 points in 25 contests with the Rochester Americans.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 08:58:00 AM

Matt Ellis was called up from the minors on Saturday.

Ellis played 8:43 minutes with a couple of shots on goal Saturday as he made his seasonal debut. The 32-year-old had five goals and 10 points in 25 games with Rochester of the AHL before his recall. He has no fantasy value.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 02:09:00 AM

The breakdown of Sabres forward Matt Ellis' contract has been released.

The 31-year-old signed a two-year, two-way deal and is expected to serve as the Rochester Amerks' captain. He will make $550,000 in the NHL and $300,000 in the AHL. He spent most of the year in the AHL and had eight shots on goal in six games in the NHL this year.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 08:56:00 PM

Buffalo Sabres sign Matt Ellis to two-year, two-way contract.

Ellis spent most of the 2013 season with the Sabres' AHL affiliate in Rochester. In six games at the NHL level, Ellis had eight shots on goal. He has no fantasy value.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 06:02:00 PM

Matt Ellis has successfully cleared waivers.

Buffalo waived him on Sunday to make room for Robyn Regehr's return. He has no points in six games with the Sabres this season.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 12:11:00 PM

The Buffalo Sabres placed veteran winger Matt Ellis on waivers on Sunday.

It's hard to imagine the 31-year-old forward getting snatched by another team after failing to register a point in five quiet games, but you never know. Ellis essentially has zero fantasy value.
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 02:38:00 PM

With Thomas Vanek out of action, room has been opened up for depth player Matt Ellis.

The 31-year-old forward has made little impact in the two games he's played so far this season. It's hard to expect him to do too much for the Buffalo Sabres against the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
Sun, Jan 27, 2013 03:10:00 PM

Matt Ellis (knee) has been given the green light to return to the Sabres' lineup.

Ellis has been sidelined since March 10th. He has three goals and eight points in 59 games this season.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 01:18:00 PM

Matt Ellis hasn't resumed skating since sustaining a knee injury on Mar. 10 versus Ottawa, but coach Lindy Ruff said the Buffalo forward is making progress.

He is expected to miss his fourth straight game Wednesday with the ailment and should be considered day-to-day at this time. The Sabres will have only eight games left following Wednesday's contest, so he'll need to get better soon if he wants to play prior to the end of the regular season.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 06:57:00 AM

Matt Ellis sustained a knee injury on Saturday.

Ellis will be out for an extended period of time, but Sabres coach Lindy Ruff isn't ready to call it a season ending injury. There's less than four weeks left in the season though, so any serious injury has the potential to be season ending.
Mon, Mar 12, 2012 12:24:00 PM

Matt Ellis left Saturday's game in the third period with an apparent leg injury.

After the game, coach Ruff said Ellis "wasn't doing good and will definitely miss some time." Ellis has three goals and five assists, along with 25 penalty minutes, in 59 games this season.
Sun, Mar 11, 2012 11:58:00 AM

Matt Ellis occupied injured center Ville Leino's spot on Buffalo's third line during Wednesday's practice.

He will probably remain between Zack Kassian and Luke Adam in Friday's game versus Toronto. Ellis has one goal and two assists, along with 21 penalty minutes, in 21 games this season.
Thu, Dec 15, 2011 07:45:00 AM

Matt Ellis enjoyed his first goal on Friday since early March 2011.

Ellis, a wily veteran at the age of 30, scored to help give Buffalo a 5-1 win over Ottawa. With Jochen Hecht and Tyler Ennis out of the lineup it has given Ellis new life on the fourth line. His play is simple in style but effective. For fantasy purposes he is not on the radar however it is a nice story to see.
Sat, Nov 12, 2011 11:19:00 AM

Matt Ellis skated in his first game of the season on Tuesday after making the team out of training camp as Buffalo's extra forward.

He got into the lineup because Tyler Ennis is on the sidelines with an ankle injury. Ellis centered a line between Brad Boyes and Cody McCormick versus the Lightning, while earning an assist on Boyes' first marker of the season.
Wed, Oct 26, 2011 06:23:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Ennis
2Cody Hodgson
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Matt Ellis
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Drew Stafford
2Chris Stewart
3Brian Gionta
4Torrey Mitchell
5Patrick Kaleta
D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Andrej Meszaros
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Nikita Zadorov
8Tyson Strachan
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett