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Ryan Ellis | Defenseman | #4

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (11) / NAS
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Ellis (knee) skated with his teammates on Thursday.
However, Ellis isn't expected to return earlier than his previously projected timetable, so he still a few weeks away from being available to play. Ellis is working his way back from a knee issue he played through during the playoffs. Nov 30 - 1:11 PM

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Ryan Ellis' lower-body injury is related to his knee.

Ellis played through the injury during the postseason and needed surgery afterwards for ligament repair. "The initial prognosis on this type of a knee injury is 4-6 months," Predators GM David Poile said. "Right now, we feel and the doctor feels it's going to take the full six months for him to recover. Ryan's not skating yet. He probably will be skating in approximately another three weeks, and the recovery will go from there." The Predators are hoping to have him back around the start of 2018.
Sep 7 - 4:02 PM

Ryan Ellis is dealing with a lower-body injury that resulted in offseason surgery and that will cause him to miss a significant chunk of the 2017-18 campaign.

Back in late June Ellis was seen with a brace on his right leg due to a "minor procedure," so perhaps that's related to his current lower-body injury or maybe that's a separate issue entirely. The Predators are hoping to have him back around the start of 2018, but we'll have to wait and see. This is obviously a big blow to the Predators and fantasy owners might want to consider passing on Ellis until at least the late rounds of a standard league draft.
Sep 7 - 3:49 PM

Ryan Ellis was seen recently with a brace on his right leg.

Ellis said he had "minor procedure" and that "it looks worse than it probably is." The Predators never disclosed what injury Ellis was suffering from in the playoffs.
Jun 28 - 3:04 PM

Predators GM David Poile didn't provide an update on the status of Ryan Ellis Wednesday when he disclosed the team's other playoff injuries.

Ellis is still being evaluated and more is expected to be known next week. He played in all 22 of Nashville's playoff games, but suffered an undisclosed injury in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Jun 14 - 4:10 PM

Ryan Ellis played through an injury in Game 6 against Pittsburgh.

Coach Peter Laviolette said that Ellis' injury was "pretty serious." The Predators may reveal more about his status shortly. Ellis logged 24:05 of ice time on Sunday night.
Jun 12 - 12:38 PM

Ryan Ellis is taking warmups ahead of Sunday's do-or-die Game 6 against the Penguins.

Ellis left Game 5 early with an upper body injury and did not look 100 per cent when he skated ahead of the team's Sunday morning skate. His presence on the Predators blueline this season has been invaluable, but his injury is likely to limit his effectiveness.
Jun 11 - 7:51 PM

It is unclear if Ryan Ellis will play Sunday night in Game 6 against the Penguins.

Ellis, who is currently dealing with an undisclosed injury, skated on his own before the Predators' formal optional practice and took some shots. However, there was not much force on his shots and he did not take part in the optional workout with the rest of his teammates. Stay tuned for further updates.
Jun 11 - 11:57 AM

Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports is reporting that Ryan Ellis is "probable" to play Sunday in Game 6 against Pittsburgh.

Ellis is currently dealing with an undisclosed upper-body injury. However, Lavoie acknowledged it's still a little too early to be sure if Ellis will be able to suit up. For now, consider Ellis as a game-time decision.
Jun 10 - 2:34 PM

Ryan Ellis is not at the optional skate with the rest of his teammates.

Ellis is dealing with an undisclosed injury relating to the upper body. There will likely be an update after practice but he should be regarded as a game-time decision ahead of Game 6 tomorrow.
Jun 10 - 1:01 PM

Ryan Ellis' undisclosed injury is related to his upper body.

That's not much information, but it's about all we can expect during the Stanley Cup Final. Ellis left Game 5 due to the injury and it remains to be seen if he'll be available for Game 6.
Jun 9 - 6:27 PM

Ryan Ellis sustained an undisclosed injury in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Ellis left the contest in the second period as a result. The Predators' chances of winning were already slim when he left the game, so it's possible that the decision to shut him down for the night was a precautionary one. If he's unavailable for Game 6 though it would be a huge blow for the Predators. The defenseman has five goals and 13 points in 21 playoff games.
Jun 9 - 10:50 AM

Ryan Ellis earned his 13th point in 20 postseason games on Monday night.

Ellis contributed an assist in a 4-1 win over Pittsburgh for his first point since Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. He is one point behind teammate Roman Josi for second in scoring among all defensemen in the playoffs. Nashville's blueliners have been a huge part of the team's success all year long and that has been the case again in the postseason.
Jun 6 - 6:00 PM

Ryan Ellis netted his fifth goal of the postseason in Monday's 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh.

Ellis got the Predators on the board on a second-period power play after the Penguins took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission. Nashville outshot Pittsburgh 9-0 in the middle frame. Unfortunately, Ellis finished with a minus-2 rating and he was unable to stop Jake Guentzel, who scored the game winner even though the Preds were in full control of the match. Ellis has produced 12 points in 15 playoff games.
May 30 - 10:22 AM

Ryan Ellis said the key moment in the Preds' playoff run was the Round 1 sweep over Chicago.

"The big moment for us was just beating Chicago - getting over that hump, and we knew that was, for us, the team to beat at that point was them," he told the media on Sunday. "The way we did it kind of put that confidence in us and from there we've flourished." Ellis and the Preds open up their quest for Stanley on Monday evening.
May 28 - 8:12 PM

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2Kyle Turris
3Nick Bonino
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Kevin Fiala
3Scott Hartnell
4Cody McLeod
RW1Viktor Arvidsson
2Craig Smith
3Austin Watson
4Miikka Salomaki
5Pontus Aberg
D1Roman Josi
2P.K. Subban
3Mattias Ekholm
4Matt Irwin
5Alexei Emelin
6Yannick Weber
7Anthony Bitetto
8Ryan Ellis
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros