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Ryan O'Reilly | Center | #90

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (33) / COL
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Ryan O'Reilly lifted his point streak to four games during Saturday's 3-2 win over the Blues.
He tallied a power play goal during the effort, giving him two goals and four points during the streak. For the season he has 12 goals (four on the man-advantage) with 37 points in 48 games. Feb 18 - 4:30 PM

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Ryan O'Reilly has generated 19 points in the last 21 games.

He has also enjoyed plenty of success at home, where he has 17 points in the past 14 contests. O'Reilly had an assist on a goal by Sam Reinhart in Thursday's 2-0 win over his former Colorado teammates.
Feb 17 - 8:52 AM

As Ryan O'Reilly gets ready to play against his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, on Thursday, he reflected on how his role has changed since being dealt to Buffalo.

O'Reilly agreed to a seven-year, $52.5 million contract with Buffalo that began this season and feels that he's seen as more of a leader in Buffalo than he was with the Avalanche. "I think every year, you find new ways to grow your game," O'Reilly said. "I try to be more of a vocal guy, more of a leader. That was something coming here, I had to find how to do a bit more of. I think it’s really helped. I think there’s a little more creativity in my game offensively. Past years with Colorado tended to be a bit more on the defensive side, where here on the (power play) and stuff like that, I feel I can create more. It’s something I have to continue to work on, though." O'Reilly has 12 goals and 36 points in 47 contests this season. He's been hot lately with five points in his last five games.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 16 - 6:11 PM

Ryan O'Reilly found the back of the net in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators.

O'Reilly scored the game's first goal just 24 seconds into the opening period, but the Sabres eventually fell behind 2-1 in the second period. They went to work in the third frame though, as they got goals from Matt Moulson and Justin Bailey to jump back ahead and secure the victory. O'Reilly has 12 goals and 24 assists in 47 games this season.
Feb 14 - 10:58 PM

When Ryan O'Reilly plays well, the Buffalo Sabres seem to win a lot more games.

On the flip side, when O'Reilly struggles, they seem to struggle too. O'Reilly has suited up in 44 contests in 2016-17 and the team has won 18 of those games. During victories, he has 10 goals, 23 points and a plus-13 rating, which is outstanding. Unfortunately, his numbers are uglier in losses, as he has no goals, three assists and a minus-8 rating in 17 regulation defeats. "If we want to make the playoffs, I myself have to contribute every game for that," O’Reilly said. "(On Thursday) I don’t think I was good enough. It’s frustrating, but going forward I myself have to be a lot better." O'Reilly had an assist and a minus-2 rating in Thursday's loss to the Ducks.
Feb 11 - 10:35 AM

Ryan O'Reilly notched a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over San Jose.

He got Buffalo's comeback started in the third with a power-play goal and assisted on game-tying score by Kyle Okposo. The Sabres rallied from a 4-1 deficit for an impressive victory.
Feb 8 - 10:03 AM

Ryan O'Reilly picked up an assist in Buffalo's 2-1 overtime loss to the Rangers on Thursday night.

He also had three shots on goal in the contest. O'Reilly's point ended a mini three-game scoring skid. He has potted nine goal and has 30 points in 40 games this campaign.
Feb 3 - 8:23 AM

The Buffalo Sabres had an ugly collapse in the second period of Friday's game against Carolina.

Buffalo went into the second period with a 1-0 lead, but they watched as the Hurricanes scored three goals in the first 6:51 of the frame. The Sabres never recovered. "They get a goal and you just see us drop. We got affected by it," said center Ryan O'Reilly. "They come right back down and they score again. From there it was trying to climb back. We couldn't do it. We didn't have the collective everyone-together kind of thing. When things aren't going the right way, we tend to get a little selfish and you can see it breaks us down."
Jan 14 - 11:56 AM

Ryan O'Reilly registered a pair of assists in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Philadelphia.

He finished with a plus-3 rating and led all Sabres forwards with 22:38 of ice time. O'Reilly has recorded multi-point efforts in each of his last three appearances. He has 24 points in 30 matches this season.
Jan 11 - 10:27 AM

Ryan O'Reilly is now the proud owner of consecutive two-point games.

O'Reilly has posted a goal and four points in that span. He has nine goals and 24 points in 30 games this season, so make sure you start him every night just as the Sabres did during their 4-3 win over the Jets on Saturday.
Jan 7 - 4:39 PM

Ryan O'Reilly earned two assists in his return from an emergency appendectomy on Thursday night.

He missed just four games following the procedure. O'Reilly centered the third line between Zemgus Girgensons and Brian Gionta, but his assists came on power-play goals by Kyle Okposo and Jack Eichel.
Jan 6 - 9:14 AM

Ryan O'Reilly (appendectomy) will return to the Sabres' lineup on Thursday.

In the end, O'Reilly only missed four games after undergoing surgery, which is very impressive. That being said, the plan is to limit his minutes and faceoff duties Thursday night, so keep that in mind should you decide to use him.
Jan 5 - 3:12 PM

Ryan O'Reilly (appendectomy) may be available to return to action as early as Thursday night.

He was back on the ice for Wednesday's practice just 10 days after having an emergency appendectomy. "It felt great to be back with the guys," O'Reilly said. "It feels like it has been months since I've been around. It's nice to get out there. I feel 100 percent. It's just a matter of making sure everybody is on board and feeling safe." He hopes to play against Chicago after missing the last four games.
Jan 5 - 7:44 AM

Ryan O'Reilly (appendectomy) is on the injured reserve list.

This is just an FYI because the move is presumably retroactive to Dec. 23. What that means is O'Reilly can be activated whenever he's healthy. He took part in Wednesday's practice, so he might not be sidelined for much longer.
Jan 4 - 5:28 PM

Ryan O'Reilly (appendectomy) took part in Wednesday's practice.

O'Reilly underwent surgery on Christmas Day, so the fact that he's already practicing with the Sabres is impressive. Consider him day-to-day at this point.
Jan 4 - 5:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Johan Larsson
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5William Carrier
6Cody McCormick
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
5Justin Bailey
6Nicholas Baptiste
7Evan Rodrigues
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Justin Falk
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson