Preds' Ellis Sent To AHL MIlwaukee: The Predators assigned Ryan Ellis to AHL Milwaukee on Saturday, the Tennessean's Joshua Cooper reports. (Updated 4/6/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 6/19/13).
Ryan Ellis was recalled for one game and saw 20:11 of ice time Thursday night, but now he is headed back to Milwaukee. He has two goals and six points in 32 games with the Predators this season. (Updated 4/6/13).
The 2012-13 season could be a pivotal one for Ryan Ellis. With Ryan Suter having departed for Minnesota as a free agent, the Preds will certainly be looking for someone to fill his skates on the team's top defensive pairing alongside Shea Weber. Ellis certainly has the scoring touch to fill that role -- particularly on the power play -- so be ready to bump him up a few notches on your draft sheets come October. At the very least, expect Ellis to play a regular role for the Preds next season after scoring 11 points in 32 games in 2011-12. (Updated 8/14/12)