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Ryan O'Reilly | Center | #90

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/7/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 213
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (33) / COL
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Ryan O'Reilly netted his third goal of the season in Tuesday's overtime loss to Calgary.
O'Reilly racked up four points versus Edmonton on Sunday night, so he has five points after three contests this year. He logged 24:16 of ice time versus the Flames and will continue to shoulder the load until Jack Eichel is available to return from injury. Oct 19 - 9:59 AM

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Ryan O'Reilly led the Buffalo Sabres to a 6-2 romp over Edmonton on Sunday night with two goals and two assists.

The Sabres' forward scored the game winner on a breathtaking bouncing hail mary shot from center ice. O'Reilly's importance to the Sabres has ramped up over the past few days with injuries to Jack Eichel and Evander Kane. The 25-year-old is a good bet to exceed 55 points for the fifth time in his career this season.
Oct 16 - 10:28 PM

Even though he played in Thursday's game against the Canadiens, the Sabres are still being "super cautious" with Ryan O'Reilly.

O'Reilly had been dealing with a back injury, but Buffalo felt he was healthy enough to play in the game. Still, head coach Dan Bylsma wanted to limit the stress on his back as much as possible, which means he didn't take as many face-offs as he normally does. "I’m not going to take as many as I normally do but still I feel strong," O'Reilly said. "I could probably do it but it’s just a long season. If this were the Stanley Cup Finals I’m sure I’d be taking every one I possibly could but right now let’s make sure it feels good and ease back into it and not overdue it right away."
Oct 15 - 8:05 AM

Ryan O'Reilly (back) is good to play in Thursday's season opener.

That's a nice break for the Sabres, especially after losing Jack Eichel to a high-ankle sprain. O'Reilly might be limited when it comes to taking faceoffs, but his recent ailment isn't expected to impact him otherwise. Look for him to play alongside Sam Reinhart and Evander Kane.
Oct 13 - 1:55 PM

Ryan O'Reilly (back) is unlikely to play Thursday against Montreal, according to a source.

He returned to the ice for Wednesday's practice. O'Reilly is day-to-day due to spasms in his back and midsection.
Oct 12 - 4:41 PM

Ryan O'Reilly (back) did some power-play work Tuesday, but he didn't participate in practice.

"I wanted to get a feel for the power play," O'Reilly said. "We had a real good chance to work at it, so I wanted to be out there and get a feel for it. I skated this morning earlier and felt good. Hopefully, we'll practice with the boys tomorrow and get another feel. Hopefully, it'll be all right." He is considered day-to-day after experiencing spasms in his back and midsection following a preseason match last week.
Oct 11 - 5:16 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have been pretty banged up this preseason.

Ryan O'Reilly (back), Kyle Okposo (bruised knee), Dan Catenacci (hamstring), Nicholas Baptiste (back), Zach Bogosian (groin) and Dmitry Kulikov (butt bruise) are all on the shelf. It's unclear how many of those guys will be ready to go for next week's regular season opener, but the condensed preseason schedule has taken its toll on the team. "I think it's not the number of games but we’ve played four in five and now three in four," head coach Dan Bylsma said. "The players are playing the exact same number of games as they would have if they were spaced out. We split up games one and two and three and four for most of the players but I know a few other teams are dealing with bumps and bruises and injuries right now as well. I don’t know if it has anything to do with," number of games. "I certainly would like one or two more practices in the camp versus stuffing all the games in a short period of time."
Oct 8 - 7:31 AM

Ryan O'Reilly didn't skate on Thursday because of back and midsection spasms.

He exited Wednesday's preseason game after he tweaked something. "Ryan O'Reilly mostly left the game for precautionary reasons but had a spasm in his back and midsection, is still obviously off the ice with that," coach Dan Bylsma said Thursday. "Day-to-day, precautionary really at this point in time. He will not be playing tomorrow in the game, then we'll have the 8th off, so he should have a few good days here of rest, treatment and rehab."
Oct 7 - 8:06 AM

Ryan O'Reilly suffered a lower-body injury in Wednesday's exhibition match against Carolina.

He was removed from the game as a "precautionary" measure after he tweaked something in a muscle. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Oct 6 - 7:39 AM

Ryan O'Reilly was back with the Sabres on Monday for a physical after returning from the World Cup of Hockey.

He is projected to see exhibition action on Wednesday against Carolina and in Friday's finale at Ottawa to get ready for the start of the regular season.
Oct 4 - 9:30 AM

Though technically the injury replacement for Tyler Seguin, Ryan O'Reilly will dress for the healthy Claude Giroux against the Czechs on Saturday.

O'Reilly is expected to center Canada's fourth line between Joe Thornton and Matt Duchene, which sounds like a line out of NHL '17. Should be fun to watch.
Source: Arpon Basu
Sep 17 - 7:19 PM

Ryan O'Reilly will serve as Team Canada's fourth-line center in Wednesday's exhibition game against Russia.

O'Reilly will play alongside Joe Thornton and Claude Giroux. O'Reilly was added to Canada's roster Tuesday night after it was revealed that Tyler Seguin was dealing with a lower-body injury.
Sep 14 - 1:44 PM

Ryan O'Reilly has been added to Team Canada's roster.

O'Reilly is filling in for the injured Tyler Seguin. Given that Seguin had been practicing as a fourth liner, we wouldn't expect O'Reilly to play a bigger role than that in the tournament. In fact he might end up as a scratch in favor of Claude Giroux. That's just the reality of Canada's immense depth.
Sep 13 - 9:44 PM

Ryan O'Reilly has been acquitted of impaired driving.

O'Reilly had allegedly crashed into a Tim Hortons back in 2015. The Crown ultimately decided that there wasn't a reasonable chance on conviction, so rather than go forward with the planned two-day trial, O'Reilly was acquitted after an hour. "I’m just really glad to put this behind me," said the soft-spoken, O'Reilly said. "I know it’s been an unfortunate situation, and you know it’s just nice to get back and focus on training and prepare for next year."
Jul 12 - 3:13 PM

Ryan O'Reilly has helped Canada win back-to-back gold medals at the World Championship.

He had 11 points in 10 games at the tournament last year and eight points in 10 matches during the 2016 Worlds. O'Reilly is considered to be a bubble player for Canada's World Cup team.
May 23 - 10:04 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
5Derek Grant
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
5Hudson Fasching
6Nicholas Baptiste
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Casey Nelson
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson