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Ryan Ellis | Defenseman

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

The Nashville Predators have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Ryan Ellis on Thursday.

Ellis missed almost a full week of training camp because of the contract dispute. According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, Ellis and the Preds have agreed on a 5-year deal worth 2.5 million dollars per season. The 23-year-old registered 6 goals and 27 points in 80 games with Nashville last season. Ellis is still young and should improve on last season’s totals.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 06:49:00 PM

Nashville Predators GM David Poile suggested that Ryan Ellis will benefit from new coach Peter Laviolette's system.

The only problem is that Ellis is still a restricted free agent. Poile has made it clear that he won't trade Ellis, so it sounds like they might be stuck in a staring contest. For what it's worth, Poile has said that he offered Ellis four and five-year deals in addition to a two-year bridge contract.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 06:06:00 PM

Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile gave an update on negotiations between the team and restricted free-agent Ryan Ellis.

"Unfortunately at this time we have not agreed what they think and what we think is fair compensation," said Poile. "We want (Ellis). We are not trading him, we really like him." The 23-year-old defenseman registered 6 goals and 27 points in 80 games with the Predators last season.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 11:09:00 AM

The contract talks for Ryan Ellis with the Nashville Predators "are not going well at all," according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

This one is hard to understand because Ellis is not in position to demand top dollar, and the Preds with plenty of cap space. Regardless with Ellis "nowhere close to a new contract," the Preds have brought in former Lightning and Senator Brian Lee on a PTO.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 01:38:00 AM

Nashville GM David Poile is hopeful that restricted free agent Ryan Ellis will be signed soon.

"Like 99 percent of negotiations that aren't done at this time we just don't agree exactly on what the dollars should be," Poile said. "Hopefully it will be done by training camp. That's what our target is." Ellis should be a good fit with coach Peter Laviolette and his offense-oriented approach. He produced six goals and 27 points in 80 games last season.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 05:44:00 PM

Ryan Ellis scored the overtime winner to lead Canada to a 3-2 victory over Sweden.

The win gives Canada first place in their division heading into the quarter-finals of the World Championship. They are tied in the standings with Sweden but will take first place due to the win. Brayden Schenn and Kevin Bieksa also scored for Canada who were down 2-0. Linus Klasen and Joakim Lindstrom gave the Swedes the 2-0 lead.
Sun, May 18, 2014 12:05:00 PM

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