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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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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 upper-body in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Jun 14 - 4:10 PM

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Ryan Ellis played through an upper-body 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

Ryan Ellis' four goals are the most from a Predators defenseman in a single postseason.

He is riding a seven-game point streak going into Game 5 against St. Louis on Friday night. Ellis leads Nashville in playoff scoring with nine points in eight games.
May 5 - 10:31 AM

Ryan Ellis scored a goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.

The Preds defenseman scored the first goal of the game (on the power play) at the 5:09 mark of the third period. Ellis has taken his play to another level during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He's now found the back of the net in three straight games and he continues to be a big reason why Nashville's one win away from being in the conference final. Ellis also bailed out goalie Pekka Rinne, as he came up with two huge saves while his team was shorthanded in the second period. He's up to four goals and an incredible nine points in eight games during the postseason. The Preds now lead the best-of-seven series 3-1. Game 5 will be played in St. Louis on Friday night.
May 3 - 12:48 AM

Ryan Ellis extended his playoff point streak to six straight games on Sunday afternoon in a 3-1 win over St. Louis.

He opened the scoring with his third goal of the postseason. Ellis has amassed eight points (three goals, five assists) during his scoring spree. Nashville has a 2-1 series lead over the Blues in Round 2 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Apr 30 - 6:15 PM

Ryan Ellis scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Ellis helped set up James Neal's goal in the first period to give Nashville a 1-0 lead. The Preds defenseman scored one of his own early in the third period to make it 2-1 for his team. Unfortunately for the Preds, they were unable to close out the game, as they allowed goals to Jori Lehtera and Vladimir Tarasenko in the third frame. Ellis is up to two goals and five assists in six games this postseason. Those are very impressive numbers. The best-of-seven series is now tied at one. Game 3 will be played in Nashville on Sunday.
Apr 29 - 12:31 AM

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4Colton Sissons
5Vernon Fiddler
6Frederick Gaudreau
LW1Colin Wilson
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3Pontus Aberg
4Austin Watson
5Cody McLeod
6Harry Zolnierczyk
RW1Filip Forsberg
2Viktor Arvidsson
3P. A. Parenteau
4Craig Smith
5Miikka Salomaki
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Anthony Bitetto
6Matt Irwin
7Yannick Weber
8Brad Hunt
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros
3Marek Mazanec