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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 picked up a pair of assists in Monday's 5-3 Game 3 loss to Colorado.
Ellis had the secondary helper on goals by Ryan Johansen (power play) and Colton Sissons in the contest. He didn't have a point in the first two games of the first-round series versus the Avalanche. Apr 17 - 10:17 AM

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Ryan Ellis produced a goal and an assist in a 5-4 shootout loss to Winnipeg on Sunday.

Ellis didn't have a point in his previous four outings, but he has accounted for eight goals and 26 points in 37 matches this season. He also has a plus-22 rating and 93 shots. Ellis was forced to make his 2017-18 debut on Jan. 2 because of knee surgery, but he has been worth the wait for the Predators as well as his fantasy owners.
Mar 26 - 12:16 PM

Ryan Ellis registered an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss to New Jersey on Saturday.

Ellis has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games. He's up to six goals and 22 points in 30 contests this season. With that pace, he would have had 60 points over a full 82 games, which would have easily made this his best offensive season to date.
Mar 11 - 8:37 AM

Ryan Ellis recorded one goal and two assists in Nashville's 4-3 comeback win over Colorado on Sunday.

Ellis' sixth goal of the season tied the game at 3-3 at the 18:54 mark of the third period. He also assisted on Filip Forsberg's game winner 1:07 into the extra session. Ellis' other helper came on a power-play goal by Kyle Turris. The Nashville blueliner has amassed 13 points in the last 11 games.
Mar 4 - 6:09 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Kyle Turris
3Nick Bonino
4Mike Fisher
5Colton Sissons
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Calle Jarnkrok
3Kevin Fiala
4Scott Hartnell
RW1Viktor Arvidsson
2Craig Smith
3Austin Watson
4Ryan Hartman
5Miikka Salomaki
6Eeli Tolvanen
D1Roman Josi
2P.K. Subban
3Mattias Ekholm
4Ryan Ellis
5Matt Irwin
6Alexei Emelin
7Yannick Weber
8Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Anders Lindback
3Juuse Saros