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Ryan Sproul | Defenseman | #48

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/13/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 206
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (55) / DET

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Ryan Sproul will tag in for Xavier Ouellet against the Capitals on Thursday.
The rookie defender has posted six points along with 11 blocks in 21 games this season, his rookie campaign. Feb 9 - 1:56 PM

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Ryan Sproul will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Sproul has been scratched in every game since Jan. 10. The 23-year-old has one goal and five assists in 21 games this season. Steve Ott will join him in the press box tonight.
Feb 7 - 7:48 PM

Ryan Sproul and Tomas Jurco will be scratched against the Islanders on Friday.

The rookie Sproul has posted six points along with eight hits and 11 blocks in 21 games thus far. Jurco meanwhile is still searching for his first points of the season through 13 games.
Source: Dave Hogg
Feb 3 - 6:25 PM

Ryan Sproul will play Thursday against the Kings.

Through the first 19 games of his career, Sproul has posted six points with not much else to his credit. Which unfortunately indicates his general value in fantasy.
Jan 5 - 8:39 PM

Ryan Sproul is a good bet to return to the lineup Thursday night.

Brendan Smith and Niklas Kronwall suffered lower-body injuries Wednesday, so Sproul should get back into the lineup. He has been scratched for the last four contests.
Jan 5 - 8:21 AM

Unfortunately Ryan Sproul will be scratched from Sunday's Centennial Classic against the Maple Leafs.

Someone was going to be sitting out, unfortunately it's him. Through 18 games of Sproul's rookie season he has posted six points with little else to his credit fantasy-wise.
Jan 1 - 3:06 PM

Ryan Sproul will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against Arizona.

This is Sproul's fifth consecutive game as a healthy scratch. The 23-year-old has one goal and four assists in 14 games this season. Depth forward Drew Miller will also watch the game from the press box.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 07:32:00 PM

Ryan Sproul scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Sproul got into the lineup because the Wings decided to give Niklas Kronwall some rest. The goal was the first of his career. Sproul did all his damage in the third period, as he cut Tampa's lead to 3-2. He also helped set up Henrik Zetterberg's game-tying goal. Both his points came on the power play. The 23-year-old has four points in six games in 2016-17.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 11:25:00 PM

Ryan Sproul will be a healthy scratch when the Red Wings visit the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday

Xavier Ouellet will draw in over the the Mississauga, Ontario native earned two assists in five games, averaging 15:14 time on ice. Tonight's scratch will mark consecutive games in a suit after dressing for five straight. He was a scratch for the first four games of the season as well.
Source: Ansar Khan
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 07:32:00 PM

Ryan Sproul has been instructed to find a place in Detroit.

That's good news for anyone looking to watch the talented young blue liner. He has just nine games of NHL experience, four this season, and two points. We wouldn't pick him up just yet, but don't hesitate if he gets hot.
Source: Ansar Khan
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 09:37:00 PM

Ryan Sproul impressed Red Wing coach Jeff Blashill with his play Saturday night against San Jose.

Sproul had been a healthy scratch in four of the six Red Wings' games thus far. Blashill was pleased with Sproul's effort Saturday, though. "If he competes that hard, plays with that type aggressiveness defensively, he’s going to be real good player", said Blashill. This performance could lead to more starts for the 23-year-old rearguard. Sproul has some modest offensive ability so watch him for now.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 09:30:00 AM

Ryan Sproul will serve as a healthy scratch against the Senators on Monday.

Sproul will continue to serve as the Red Wings' extra defenseman. The 23-year-old has one game of NHL experience and it came in 2013-14. Steve Ott will also be scratched for the second consecutive game.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Ryan Sproul is hoping to "step up" during Red Wings training camp.

"They are looking for guys to step up here in this camp and that's my goal, step up, and make it hard for them to send me down or even put me on waivers in the first place," Sproul said after practice at Centre Ice Arena. "I need to definitely be shooting the puck in the preseason a lot and using that to my advantage." Sproul produced 12 goals and 35 points in 75 games in the AHL last year, but failed to earn a look in Detroit. The fact that he has to go through waivers if he's sent down to the minors might play in his favor.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 11:36:00 AM

Ryan Sproul has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.

In the first season of Sproul's deal, it's two-ways and he can earn $600,000 annually at the NHL level. However, it becomes a one-way contract for the second campaign, so he'll earn $650,000 regardless of where he plays. He had 12 goals and 35 points in 75 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 06:14:00 PM expects Ryan Sproul to sign a one-year deal before the start of training camp.

Sproul is the only remaining RFA left for Detroit to sign. The 23-year-old has played just one NHL game and it was back in 2013-14. The young defenseman scored 12 goals and 35 points in 75 games with the AHL Grand Rapids. Sproul is out of options, which means he'll have to go through waivers to be sent back down to the AHL.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 01:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Dylan Larkin
2Frans Nielsen
3Darren Helm
4Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Anthony Mantha
4Steve Ott
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Gustav Nyquist
3Andreas Athanasiou
4Justin Abdelkader
5Riley Sheahan
6Tomas Jurco
7Johan Franzen
8Joe Vitale
D1Mike Green
2Danny DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Xavier Ouellet
5Brendan Smith
6Niklas Kronwall
7Ryan Sproul
8Nick Jensen
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard
3Jared Coreau