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Ryan Ellis | Defenseman

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
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Ryan Ellis returned to action Thursday after missing 21 games with a lower-body injury.
He was limited to just 11:29 of ice time in Nashville's 4-2 loss to Minnesota. "I don't think it was my best game by far," Ellis said. "But you can't expect to get too much ice time (right away). It's a little bit of a feeling-out process." His return bumped Victor Bartley into the press box. Feb 27 - 11:36 AM

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Ryan Ellis (lower body) could be back in the lineup as soon as Thursday night.

He has been skating with the team for several days and was paired with Seth Jones on Wednesday. Ellis isn't listed on injured reserve anymore so unless there's a setback prior to game time, he appears to be back after missing 21 games with a lower-body injury.
Feb 26 - 3:23 PM

Ryan Ellis (lower body) skated with his teammates again Tuesday morning.

He appears to be close to returning and is listed as day-to-day. Ellis has missed 21 straight games with a lower-body injury.
Feb 25 - 3:12 PM

Ryan Ellis (lower body) may be ready to return in a week or two, according to GM David Poile.

"It's probably taking a little longer (than expected), but he's making some progress," Poile said. "We have the luxury of being a little bit careful. It's getting better. Nothing is broken or anything. It's just taking a little time." Ellis skated with the team on Monday.
Feb 17 - 11:22 AM

Ryan Ellis (lower body) is out indefinitely.

He has already missed 14 games with a lower-body injury. There's no timetable for his return. Ellis has been doing some skating on his own, but he isn't considered to be close to returning.
Feb 11 - 12:09 PM

Ryan Ellis (lower body) doesn't appear to be close to returning.

He has missed 13 games already with a lower-body injury and hasn't played since Jan. 8. Ellis, who has five goals and 18 points in 40 games, was on pace for a career year, but his injury situation could cost him.
Feb 10 - 10:14 AM

Ryan Ellis (lower body) is expected to miss another two weeks, according to the Predators.

He suffered a lower-body injury on Jan. 8 against Dallas and hasn't played since then. Ellis has five goals and 18 points in 40 games this campaign.
Jan 27 - 10:06 AM

Ryan Ellis will likely be sidelined until after the All-Star game.

He sustained a serious lower-body injury in Thursday's game agasinst Dallas. Ellis will be re-evaluted at the end of January. Reserve him immediately as he will not be back anytime soon.
Jan 10 - 1:39 PM

Ryan Ellis (lower body) wasn't able to skate on Friday.

Ellis suffered the injury in the second period of Thursday's game. He won't be available for Saturday's contest, but beyond that there's no clear timetable for his return. Ellis' usual defensive partner, Mattias Ekholm, practiced with Seth Jones.
Jan 9 - 4:24 PM

Ryan Ellis exited Thursday's game in the second period with a lower-body injury.

He wasn't able to return after logging 11:16 of ice time. The Predators didn't have an update on his status after the match. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 9 - 11:40 AM

Ryan Ellis had a pair of power-play assists in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to Anaheim.

He registered the primary helper on goals by Seth Jones and Craig Smith during the second period. Ellis has four points in his last two appearances and 17 in 38 games this season.
Jan 5 - 10:52 AM

Ryan Ellis scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 7-6 overtime win over Los Angeles.

The Predators were up 5-1 in the game, and 6-3 in the third period before they saw their lead evaporate. Ellis now has four goals, 15 points and a plus-10 rating in 37 games this season. He's on pace to reach a career-high 33 points this season.
Jan 4 - 1:34 PM

Ryan Ellis tallied a goal in Nashville's 4-3 shootout win against Los Angeles.

His second marker of the season tied the game at 2-2 late in the second period. Ellis became the third defenseman on the Predators, after Shea Weber and Roman Josi, to hit double digits in points.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Ryan Ellis and the Nashville defense has been chipping in plenty of offense.

The Predators' defense corps has picked a point on 18 of the team's 29 goals to open the season. "It touches on our system, it touches on the way we've been encouraged to get into the play and just contribute offensively," Ellis said. "I think everyone is getting involved, the forwards are looking to us more often." He has collected one goal and five assists in 12 games, which ties him with Shea Weber for the most points on the team among blueliners.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 01:55:00 PM

Ryan Ellis scored a goal and added a pair of assists for the Predators in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win against Arizona.

The offensive-minded blueliner certainly possesses a boat load of untapped potential, but the bevy of talented rearguards on the Nashville roster limits his upside. James Neal and Mike Ribeiro also netted goals for the Preds in the winning effort.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 12:02:00 AM

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C1Mike Ribeiro
2Mike Fisher
3Mike Santorelli
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Paul Gaustad
LW1Matt Cullen
2Colin Wilson
3Gabriel Bourque
4Taylor Beck
RW1James Neal
2Filip Forsberg
3Craig Smith
4Eric Nystrom
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Cody Franson
4Seth Jones
5Mattias Ekholm
6Ryan Ellis
7Anton Volchenkov
8Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton