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Mike Ribeiro | Center | #63

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (37) / 2/10/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 179
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 2 (45) / MON
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Mike Ribeiro's agent, Bob Perno, believes his client's hockey career is over.
Ribeiro has been dealing with substance abuse issues for a while, and he reportedly suffered an alcohol relapse back May. Since then, no one has really heard anything from the 37-year-old forward. "All I know, is that Mike hasn't laced up the skates once since the end of the season," Perno said (quotes have been translated). "He doesn't train anymore and he doesn't go out on the ice anymore. He's going to retire. There's not one NHL team or a team in Europe that has reached out to me to ask about him. The way his career is going to end is really disappointing." Ribeiro has always been an incredibly talented hockey player. It's unfortunate that his career ended up this way. We wish him all the best in this uphill battle. Aug 31 - 10:43 AM
Source: Lapresse.ca

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Mike Ribeiro reportedly suffered an alcohol relapse.

According to his agent, Bob Perno, the relapse occurred before the Predators decided to waive Ribeiro in February. The 37-year-old was forced to finish the season in the AHL after going unclaimed. It's unclear what the future holds for Ribeiro at this time. We wish Ribeiro all the best in his uphill battle.
May 18 - 8:21 PM

Mike Ribeiro is indeed expected to report to AHL Milwaukee on Monday.

The demoted veteran could hold out and try to force a trade or a termination of his contract, but it appears he's going to play with the Admirals instead. At least for now.
Source: Adam Vingan
Feb 5 - 8:55 PM

Mike Ribeiro, who cleared waivers and was assigned to the AHL on Saturday, is expected to report to Milwaukee in time for the Admirals' next game Tuesday against Cleveland.

Well at least he is taking his demotion like a man. Ribeiro had requested a trade and he will likely be moved prior to the NHL trading deadline. In the meantime, the Preds save some cap money by having Ribeiro play in the AHL.
Feb 5 - 12:47 PM

After clearing waivers Mike Ribeiro was assigned to AHL Milwaukee on Saturday.

The veteran pivot has posted four goals and 25 points in 46 games with the Predators thus far, but has apparently grown weary of his role with the team. Burying him in the minors will save Nashville $362K on the cap.
Feb 4 - 2:38 PM

Mike Ribeiro cleared waivers on Saturday.

Odds are is that the veteran forward will be buried in AHL Milwaukee until a trade can be made. If that's the case, Nashville will save $362K against the cap. However nothing is official just yet. Stay tuned.
Feb 4 - 12:45 PM

Normally the distance between a trade request and being moved is a bit longer than what Mike Ribeiro had.

According to Pierre LeBrun, the veteran pivot made the request on Wednesday and was placed on waivers today on Friday. That's 48 hours, at most. Be that as it may, he'll likely have a new home sooner rather than later. Stay tuned.
Feb 3 - 7:57 PM

Mike Ribeiro reportedly put in a trade request before the Predators put him on waivers.

Ribeiro has four goals and 25 points in 46 contests this season, but he's been a healthy scratch in Nashville's last three games. The fact that the Predators put him on waivers suggest there's not much of a market out there for him. He is in the final season of a two-year, $7 million contract.
Feb 3 - 3:03 PM

Nashville has placed Mike Ribeiro on waivers.

Ribeiro has been scratched for the last three games and five of Nashville's past 11 matches. The 36-year-old is in the final year of a $7 million contract that carries a $3.5 million cap hit. Ribeiro has produced four goals and 21 assists in 46 games this season.
Feb 3 - 12:36 PM

Mike Ribeiro, Brad Hunt, and Derek Grant will be scratched against the Oilers on Thursday.

Of the three, only Ribeiro has picked up a notable fantasy value. He has four goals and 25 points with 33 hits. The 36-year-old has also averaged just 15:58 of ice time per game, indicating the limits of his contributions to the team.
Feb 2 - 7:15 PM

Mike Ribeiro continues to be a healthy scratch for the Nashville Predators.

He sat during Nashville's last game against the Blue Jackets and he's sitting again on Tuesday night against Pittsburgh. The veteran center has just four goals and 25 points in 46 games in 2016-17. Brad Hunt and Derek Grant will watch from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 31 - 7:22 PM

Mike Ribeiro, Brad Hunt, and Derek Grant will be scratched against the Blue Jackets on Thursday.

Of the three only Ribeiro boasts any fantasy value. The wily centerman has posted four goals and 25 points along with 33 hits in 46 games thus far.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 26 - 7:58 PM

Mike Ribeiro got back in the lineup on Tuesday in a 1-0 loss to Vancouver.

He was scratched for the Nashville's previous two games. Ribeiro posted one hit and one block in 17:48 of ice time.
Jan 18 - 12:08 PM

Mike Ribeiro has been made a healthy scratch against the Avalanche on Saturday.

This will be the veteran pivot's second straight match on the pine. He has four goals and 22 points over 33 games so far.
Jan 14 - 2:34 PM

Mike Ribeiro has been made a healthy scratch against the Bruins on Thursday.

Through 31 games this season Ribeiro has posted four goals and 22 points.
Jan 12 - 7:49 PM

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