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Ryan Ellis | Defenseman | #4

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (11) / NAS
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Ellis scored a goal in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Roman Josi fed Ellis for the one-timer that he promptly blasted in behind Louis Domingue for his third goal of the season. Since returning from his knee injury, Ellis has picked up five points in eight games and should definitely be looked at in fantasy leagues (owned in 61% of Yahoo leagues). P.K. Subban and Viktor Arvidsson also scored in the loss. Jan 23 - 10:54 PM

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Ryan Ellis is feeling good since returning to the lineup from a leg injury.

Ellis missed October through December because of the injury. "I feel like I'm a lot further along than I expected, I guess," Ellis said. "Not having a training camp or preseason or 30-something games of the regular season, the legs, the lungs, everything was honestly better than I thought. I feel better than I did last year as far as the legs go. Playing with the injury all last year and finally being healthy, it's been a lot better." He has two goals and two assists in six games this season.
Jan 20 - 9:53 AM

Ryan Ellis scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Ellis recorded the primary assist on Scott Hartnell's second-period goal before adding one of his own with less than three minutes to go in regulation. The Preds blue liner finished the game with a plus-1 rating, four shots on goal and one blocked shot in 22:33 of ice time. Ellis has two goals and two assists in six games this season. Craig Smith scored the game-winning goal in the shootout.
Jan 18 - 11:21 PM

Ryan Ellis scored his first goal of the season in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.

In his second game back from injury, Ryan Ellis scored his first goal of the season. The Preds got their second goal from Craig Smith, his 14th of the season, but it wasn't enough to knock off the Arizona Coyotes.
Jan 4 - 11:57 PM

Ryan Ellis wasn't exactly eased back into the lineup on Tuesday after returning from off-season knee surgery.

Ellis logged a team-leading 7:37 of ice time in the first period and finished with 18:28 of action after missing the first 38 games of the year. "As the game went on, I kind of found my legs," Ellis said. "Felt better and better and more comfortable out there, I guess." He recorded two shots, one hit, two blocks and a minus-1 rating in the contest.
Jan 3 - 10:43 AM

Ryan Ellis (knee) will make his 2017-18 season debut on Tuesday night.

Ellis is finally good to go after recovering from off-season knee surgery. In 71 games last year, he registered personal bests with 16 goals and 38 points. He also had 13 points in 22 playoff matches. Feel free to activate him if you've kept him stashed away or consider adding him if he's available.
Jan 2 - 2:30 PM

Ryan Ellis (knee) skated alongside Roman Josi and led the team's stretches at Monday's practice.

Ellis appears to be on track to play Tuesday night versus the Golden Knights. However, a decision on his availability hasn't been made yet. An update on his status should come after Tuesday's morning session.
Jan 1 - 1:22 PM

Ryan Ellis (knee) could be back in the lineup in Nashville's first game after the calendar turns to 2018.

That would put his potential return on Jan. 2 against Vegas. Nashville GM David Poile told a Nashville radio station that Ellis is fully healed and it's just about building back his confidence and getting him ready to make his season debut. Ellis skated without a no-contact jersey on Thursday.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 05:06:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 01:11:00 PM

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.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 04:02:00 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.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 03:49:00 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.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 03:04:00 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.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 04:10:00 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.
Mon, Jun 12, 2017 12:38:00 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.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 07:51:00 PM

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C1Ryan Johansen
2Kyle Turris
3Nick Bonino
4Mike Fisher
5Calle Jarnkrok
6Colton Sissons
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Kevin Fiala
3Scott Hartnell
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