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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 is up with the Sabres.
He has dressed in four games with the Sabres this month. Ellis doesn't have any points this season and he scored six in 50 outings with Buffalo in 2013-14. He practiced on Monday on the fourth line with Nicolas Deslauriers and Patrick Kaleta. Jan 26 - 6:42 PM

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Matt Ellis has been sent to the minors.

The Sabres won't play again until after the All-Star break, so Buffalo might as well allow him to play with AHL Rochester. He has no points in four contests with Buffalo in 2014-15.
Jan 19 - 12:09 PM

Matt Ellis has been called up by the Buffalo Sabres.

The Sabres made the move because Chris Stewart is battling the flu. Ellis has seven goals and 13 points in 36 AHL contests this season. He is projected to play on the fourth line with Zac Dalpe and Patrick Kaleta.
Jan 13 - 3:03 PM

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.
Thu, Jan 2, 2014 11:08:00 PM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Zemgus Girgensons
2Mikhail Grigorenko
3Phil Varone
4Johan Larsson
5Matt Ellis
6Tim Schaller
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Nicolas Deslauriers
4Jerry D'Amigo
5Evander Kane
6Cody McCormick
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Cody Hodgson
4Zac Dalpe
5Patrick Kaleta
D1Zach Bogosian
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Nikita Zadorov
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Andrej Meszaros
8Tyson Strachan
G1Anders Lindback
2Chad Johnson
3Matt Hackett