News:Andrew Ebbett was a healthy scratch in Tuesday's win over the Blues.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett lost out on the active roster spot when Zack Kassian came back from a back injury. However, Kassian left the game after playing just a little less than 3:00, so Ebbett could be back in the mix when the Canucks hit the ice again.
News:Andrew Ebbett picked up a goal and two assists in Thursday's win over the Predators.
Analysis: Those three points were Andrew Ebbett's first of the season. He's currently skating with the third line and hasn't shown off much offensive upside in his career, so don't get too excited about Ebbett's big night.
News: The Canucks recalled Andrew Ebbett from Chicago of the AHL on Monday, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett will assume the roster spot left vacant by Jordan Schroeder, who was sent to the minors. The 29-year-old veteran will see time centering the Canucks' third and fourth lines. With just 58 points in 168 career appearances at the NHL level, it's hard to get too excited about Ebbett from a fantasy perspective.
News:Andrew Ebbett was assigned to AHL Chicago Friday, Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett appeared in five games this season, without recording a point. Ebbett was sent down to make room for Tom Sestito, who was recently claimed off waivers.
News: The Canucks have recalled Andrew Ebbett from AHL Chicago, the Province reports.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett, who can play all three forward positions, gives the Canucks some needed depth up front, with center Ryan Kesler out with a foot injury.
News: The Canucks are expected to recall Andrew Ebbett from Chicago of the AHL prior to Sunday's game against the Flames, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: He will fill the roster void left by Ryan Kesler, who is out the next four to six weeks with a broken foot. Andrew Ebbett will likely spend most of his time on the fourth line if recalled.
News: The Canucks have assigned Andrew Ebbett to AHL Chicago, Sportsnet.ca reports.
Analysis: The Canucks had placed Andrew Ebbett on waivers to clear a roster spot for David Booth, but he'll head back to the AHL -- where he has compiled 21 points in 29 games -- after clearing waivers.
News: The Canucks have placed Andrew Ebbett on waivers, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett has played in just five games this season for the Canucks, failing to register a single point.
News:Andrew Ebbett will be a healthy scratch again Wednesday, the Avalanche's official Twitter account reports.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett will watch his second consecutive game from the press box. He's averaged 12:29 minutes of ice time in four games so far this season.
Canucks' Ebbett Unlikely To Play Monday But Will Warm Up
News:Andrew Ebbett is unlikely to play Monday against the Kings, but he will warm up in case Jordan Schroeder (groin) isn't 100 percent, the Canucks' official Twitter account reports.
Analysis: It sounds like Andrew Ebbett will be a healthy scratch Monday after skating more than 13 minutes against the Sharks on Sunday. However, if Schroeder's ailment is bad enough to where he can't go, Ebbett will slide in.
News: After centering the second line in the first two games of the season, Andrew Ebbett was a healthy scratch for Wednesday's tilt against the Flames.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett failed to impress in his two-game stint as the second-line center, and his playing time has been handed to Jordan Schroerder, who centered the third line Wednesday night. The odds of Ebbett carving out a singificant long-term role for the Canucks are slim, especially once the team gets healthy.
News:Andrew Ebbett appears to be the current front-runner for the second-line centering gig, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett scored a goal in Wednesday's scrimmage, which has propelled him to the lead in a positional battle with Jordan Schroeder. Whoever nabs the job will see a nice uptick in early-season fantasy value, so continue to monitor the situation closely.
News: After totaling 21 points (7 G, 14 A) in 29 games with Chicago of the AHL, Andrew Ebbett will have an opportunity to make the Canucks' roster, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: With Ryan Kesler (shoulder) on the shelf, Vancouver is looking for a second line center for early season play. Andrew Ebbett will compete with Maxim Lapierre for the gig, while Jordan Schroeder, who would center the third line, is also trying to nab the same roster spot. Ebbett has managed just 58 points in 163 NHL appearances, so his upside appears minimal, but he would still garner some interest deeper formats if he nabs a top-six gig on one of the league's top offensive units.
News:Andrew Ebbett has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Canucks worth $600,000 at the NHL level, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.
Analysis: This could be a little surprising considering Andrew Ebbett was not re-signed at the end of June. Regardless, he's a depth center that notched five goals and an assist in 18 NHL games this past season.
News:Andrew Ebbett will not return to the Canucks for the 2012-13 season, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: The Canucks opted not to re-sign the 29-year-old center Monday, making him an unrestricted free agent come July 1. Andrew Ebbett tallied just six points in 18 games during his lone season in Vancouver.
News:Andrew Ebbett (shoulder) will play against Los Angeles on Friday, Vancouver Province writer Jason Botchford reports.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett has played just 18 games this year, posting six points (five goals) in that span.
News:Andrew Ebbett scored the overtime winner Saturday in his return to the lineup after missing 37 games with a fractured collar bone.
Analysis: It's nice to see him contribute after a long absence, but he won't have much impact in fantasy leagues. However, Andrew Ebbett will be a useful utility player in Vancouver's upcoming playoff drive.
News:Andrew Ebbett (collar bone) returned to full-contact practice Tuesday, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: The Canucks will likely try to get Andrew Ebbett in a couple of games prior to the start of the playoffs, but his ice time is expected to be too limited to help in most formats.
News: Canucks coach Alain Vineault said he's expecting that Andrew Ebbett will be ready to return next week from a fractured collar bone suffered in mid-November, according to the Vancouver Province.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett was back at full practice last week although he wore a red non-contact jersey. He is making steady practice and could return sometime early next week. His fantasy value remains limited at this time, so there is no reason to rush out and pick him up just yet.
News:Andrew Ebbett (shoulder) took part in a full practice Tuesday, the Canucks' official site reports.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett was sporting a non-contact jersey, so he still isn't ready for game action. While no timetable has been set, look for the 29-year-old forward to make a limited return before the playoffs.
News:Andrew Ebbett (shoulder) hopes to return to action before the end of the regular season, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett was originally expected to miss the remainder of the regular season, but his rehab has gone well enough for a likely return. He started skating Monday and took part in Thursday's optional morning skate. Ebbett would likely see time on the Canucks' third and fourth lines upon his return.
News:Andrew Ebbett (shoulder) underwent successful surgery Sunday, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett will miss the remainder of the regular season. His only shot on a return this year is if the Canucks advance deep into the playoffs.
Canucks' Ebbett To Undergo Surgery On Broken Collarbone
News:Andrew Ebbett will undergo surgery within the next 24 hours to repair a broken collarbone, according to the Canucks' official Twitter page.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett returned to the ice in late December after missing more than a month with a broken foot, but he is now looking at another extended absence after hurting himself Saturday in the win over the Bruins. The Canucks also lost Sami Salo to injury in the game, so the victory didn't come without a cost.
News:Andrew Ebbett netted the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win against the Sharks.
Analysis: That gives Andrew Ebbett three goals in his past two games. While it's encouraging to see Ebbett producing after missing time with a broken foot, he's still averaging just nine minutes of ice time per game. His status as a fourth liner will limit his fantasy upside going forward.
News:Andrew Ebbett lit the lamp twice Monday against Edmonton, giving him three goals on the season.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett did miss some time with an injury, but he's still not going to be fantasy viable this season.
News:Andrew Ebbett returned to action Wednesday, skating just under nine minutes with the fourth line.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett had been sidelined since suffering a broken foot on Nov. 10. His gives the Canucks some much needed depth at forward, but don't expect Ebbett to see enough ice time to muster up much production.
News:Andrew Ebbett (broken foot) hopes to return Wednesday against the Red Wings, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett has been skating for over a week, but the Canucks coaching staff wanted him to log a full practice Tuesday before returning to action. He'll likely skate with the fourth line upon his return.
News:Andrew Ebbett (broken foot) sat out Saturday's win over the Maple Leafs.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett has been skating with the Canucks for about a week, but the team decided to err on the side of caution Saturday night. Look for Ebbett to skate in the next game or two.
News:Andrew Ebbett (foot) said he's "ready to go" after Friday's practice, the Vancovuer Sun reports.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett has skated six straight days and appears fully recovered from the broken foot he suffered earlier this season. With Aaron Volpatti (shoulder) and David Booth (knee) both out, Ebbett will see action as soon as the team clears him to return to action. The Canucks still haven't made a decision on Ebbett for Saturday's game, but he should be joining the fourth line soon.
News:Andrew Ebbett has been cleared to skate and the Canucks are hopeful he can return to action next week, the club's official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett likely won't be returning to a larger role than he saw in his first five games with the Canucks -- fewer than 10 minutes of ice time per game, resulting in just one goal and one assist in the five games.
News: The Canucks placed Andrew Ebbett (foot) on the long-term IR retroactive to Nov. 10, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: That means Andrew Ebbett won't be eligible to return until Dec. 6. The 28-year-old forward made a good impression with the squad during training camp, but his ice time figures to be limited even when healthy.
News:Andrew Ebbett has tweeted that he broke his foot while blocking a shot in Thursday's win over the Kings, according to The Vancouver Province.
Analysis: We'll await further confirmation, but the fact the Canucks may get Alex Burrows back to their forward ranks soon would help soften the blow if Andrew Ebbett is in fact going to be out for a stretch.
News: With a slew of injuries to the Canucks' first three lines, Andrew Ebbett will get a chance to earn early-season playing time as a top nine forward in camp, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis:Andrew Ebbett has spent most of his time as a fourth-line winger over the past two seasons, but he did get a look skating in the top six for Anaheim back in 2008-09. He finished that season with 32 points (8 G, 24 A) in 48 games. That type of production is likely Ebbett's ceiling, as he'll have a hard time holding on to a spot in the Canucks' top six after the team gets healthy. Deep leagues can look to Ebbett as an early-season option, but don't expect his value to stick long term.
News: The Canucks signed Ebbett to a one-year deal Friday, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: The 28-year-old forward is expected to split time between the minors and majors next season, much like he did last year while with the Coyotes. Ebbett has totaled 52 points (19 G, 33 A) in 145 career NHL games.
News: Ebbett marked the box score with a goal in Friday's 4-3 win over the Sharks.
Analysis: Ebbett has averaged just over 10 minutes of ice time in 2010-11. He's proven to be a part-time player over the course of his career and likely will command very little attention in next year's fantasy hockey drafts.
News: Ebbett (upper body) returned to the ice Tuesday and posted an assist, two penalty minutes, and a minus-2 rating in the 4-3 win over the Flames.
Analysis: Ebbett skated for 15:16 in the contest, which happens to be the longest he's been on the rink in any game this season. Still, the 28-year-old is not relevant in fantasy hockey as the owner of three points in 22 games.
News: Ebbett (upper body) skated with the Coyotes during Monday's practice, according to the Arizona Republic.
Analysis: Ebbett is expected to return to action Tuesday night against the Flames. He left Sunday's game during the second period against Anaheim and did not return. Skating on the fourth line, he only has one goal and one assist in 21 games.
News: Ebbett left Sunday night's game against Anaheim with an upper body injury, according to the team's website.
Analysis: In the second period, Ebbett was crushed by an Anaheim player as he tried to make a play while kneeling at his own blue line. He left the ice soon after. The duration and extent of the injury is currently unknown.
News: The Coyotes recalled Ebbett from AHL San Antonio on Monday, according to the team's official website.
Analysis: Ebbett will likely remain with the team until fellow center Vernon Fiddler (upper body) is healthy enough to return to the ice.
News: Ebbett was sent to the AHL on Thursday, PhoenixCoyotes.com reports.
Analysis: Since posting 32 points in 48 games back in the 2008-2009 season, Ebbett just hasn't been able to get much going in the NHL. He has one goal in eight games to this point in the season.
News: Ebbett has been recalled by the Coyotes, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: We're not expecting him to contribute much from a fantasy standpoint, but Ebbett offers the Coyotes some versatility in being able to play on non even-strength units if needed.
News: Ebbett has been assigned to San Antonio of the AHL, according to the Coyotes' official site.
Analysis: Ebbett was with the Coyotes temporarily as an injury replacement. He appeared in six games, scoring once.
News: After being called up from the AHL, Ebbett wants to make the most of the opportunity, according to the Arizona Republic.
Analysis: Head coach Dave Tippett sees Ebbett as a versatile player adding that he is intelligent and can play in various situations. Ebbett said, "If I can play well and do the little things right, then hopefully it (will be) tough on them to try and send me down again." He will be on the roster for a few more games as Martin Hanzal (lower body) recovers from his injury.
News: Ebbett scored a shorthanded goal that turned out to be the game-winner in his first NHL game of the season, Thursday's win over Los Angeles.
Analysis: Ebbett has put up some really nice seasons in the AHL, so the scoring ability is there, but at 27, he's never seen a full season in the NHL. He's only up now thanks to Martin Hanzal's injury.
News: The Coyotes have called up Ebbett from San Antonio, according to the Arizona Republic.
Analysis: To fill the roster spot left behind due to the injury to Martin Hanzal (lower body), Ebbett will join the Coyotes. According to head coach Dave Tippett, Ebbett has played very well in San Antonio where in five games he has recorded four assists which ranked him second among the team in scoring.
News: Ebbett will report to San Antonio of the AHL after being cut from the Coyotes' training camp roster Thursday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Ebbett is nothing more than organizational depth now that he's been moved to the minors.
News: The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Wild C Andrew Ebbett will miss the rest of the season with a broken finger that will require surgery.
Analysis: When healthy, Ebbett is just a lower-line center for Minnesota and has minimal Fantasy value. Drop him if you own him.
News: Wild C Andrew Ebbett scored a goal during Friday's game against the Thrashers. An aggressive play by Ebbett made it 2-1 Minnesota. Mikko Koivu intercepted a pass in the Atlanta zone and passed to Cal Clutterbuck, whose shot from the left circle was stopped by Johan Hedberg. However, Ebbett crashed the net for an easy rebound goal. It was his sixth goal and second score in eight games.
Analysis: Ebbett isn't logging much playing time these days after having a strong start to his Minnesota career in late November. Ebbett has played more than 10 minutes just twice in his last 16 games. Ebbett has marginal Fantasy appeal until further notice.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Wild C Andrew Ebbett scored his first goal in 19 games on Wednesday against the Red Wings. He previously scored on Dec. 5 against the Predators.
Analysis: Ebbett was a real spark plug in his first few games with the Wild after being plucked off waivers for the second time this season in November. Unfortunately, his play has leveled off and his PT is dwindling. Ebbett has marginal Fantasy appeal until further notice.
News: Wild C Andrew Ebbett played in Saturday's loss to the Coyotes, just two days after leaving a game with neck, shoulder and back spasms following a hit by T.J. Oshie of St. Louis.
Analysis: Ebbett was a real spark plug in his first few games with the Wild after being plucked off waivers for the second time this season. Unfortunately, his play has leveled off and his PT is dwindling. Ebbett has marginal Fantasy appeal until further notice.
News:The Sports Xchange reports NHL discipline czar Colin Campbell didn't think Pittsburgh's Sergei Gonchar's flying elbow at right wing Cal Clutterbuck was worthy of a suspension. Now we'll find out what he thinks of the slew foot by St. Louis' T.J. Oshie on Andrew Ebbett during Thursday's 1-0 Blues win over the Wild. Ebbett suffered neck, shoulder and back spasms and left the Scottrade Center in a neck brace. Going into the corner eight minutes into the third period, Oshie grabbed Ebbett across his chest and used his right leg to sweep Ebbett's legs out from under him. The Wild felt it was a textbook slew foot. Ebbett crashed violently into the boards with his head hitting the ice. "There's no doubt it's a slew foot. There's no doubt," Wild coach Todd Richards said. "If you watch the replay, if they talk about slew foots and the danger of slew foots, that's exactly it. That'll probably be in the teaching clip next year for the NHL. His head comes straight back and hits the ice and you go into the boards defenseless."
Analysis: Referees Kevin Pollock and Ian Walsh didn't interpret the infraction as "slew-footing." If they did, Oshie would have gotten a match penalty -- or five-minute Wild power play with a 1-0 deficit. "I can't move anything right now," said Ebbett, who missed five games in December with a concussion. "I tried to soften the blow with my shoulders and back, and that's what's paying the price... Pretty dirty play. I've got nothing to protect myself." Even before the injury, Ebbett was on pace to play less than 10 minutes for the fourth straight game. Ebbett was a real spark plug in his first few games with the Wild after being plucked off waivers for the second time this season. Unfortunately, his play has leveled off and his PT is dwindling. It seems all these injuries could finally be catching up to him. Ebbett has marginal Fantasy appeal until further notice.
News: Wild C Andrew Ebbett failed to record a point and finished at even in six minutes of ice time Monday against the Penguins. He also spent two minutes in the penalty box. Ebbett has played less than 10 minutes in his last two games and has only one point in his last 13 games.
Analysis: Ebbett was a real spark plug in his first few games with the Wild after being plucked off waivers for the second time this season. Unfortunately, his play has leveled off and his PT is dwindling. If Ebbett isn't careful, he could be back on waivers. Ebbett has marginal Fantasy appeal until further notice.
News: Wild C Andrew Ebbett returned to action on Saturday following a concussion.
Analysis: Ebbett played a solid 17:15 on Saturday, which is a good sign he is over this concussion. Of course, another blow to the head could put him out for a while, so he's a bit of a risky start in deeper leagues.
News: The Minnesota Wild have placed center Andrew Ebbett on injured reserve because of a concussion. Ebbett was injured last week in Phoenix against the Coyotes. The Wild have been hit by a rash of concussions this season. Forwards Petr Sykora and Pierre-Marc Bouchard and defenseman Brent Burns also are missing time because of the injury.
Analysis: Ebbett has given the Wild a boost since being acquired on waivers from Chicago in November. He has three goals in seven games with the team. Ebbett is still nothing more than a low-end Fantasy flier when healthy.
News: Wild C Andrew Ebbett remained sidelined with a concussion Saturday as Minnesota lost to the Canucks. He has now missed three games.
Analysis: Ebbett has scored three times in seven games since joining the Wild in late November and finally seems to be in a place where he can be productive after being a castoff in Anaheim and Chicago. Ebbett is still nothing more than a low-end Fantasy flier when healthy.
News: Wild C Andrew Ebbett missed a second straight game on Friday against the Flames with a concussion suffered Monday against the Coyotes.
Analysis: The Wild have a lot of experience with players and concussions, and they usually err on the side of caution. However, Ebbett is not yet on IR, so he appears to be a day-to-day candidate. Ebbett has scored three times in seven games since joining the Wild in late November. He finally seems to be in a place where he can be productive after being a castoff in Anaheim and Chicago. Ebbett is still nothing more than a low-end Fantasy flier when healthy.
News: The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Wild forward Andrew Ebbett is out with a concussion after taking a forearm from Coyotes defenseman Ed Jovanovski on Monday. Jovanovski was suspended two games for the incident. Ebbett says he's got a headache, a stiff neck and a sore mouth from the hit. He was scratched Wednesday against the Avalanche.
Analysis: Ebbett has scored three times in seven games since joining the Wild in late November. He finally seems to be in a place where he can be productive after being a castoff in Anaheim and Chicago. Ebbett is still nothing more than a low-end Fantasy flier when healthy.
News: After a rough start to the season, the Minnesota Wild are headed in the right direction. Andrew Ebbett and Guillaume Latendresse joined the charge at just the right time, for them and their new team. Ebbett's rebound shot in overtime lifted the Wild to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night. "I've really enjoyed myself here," Ebbett said. "It's been frustrating so far this year, so it's a big relief to jump in and help out right away and get some opportunities." Latendresse, who scored in the first period, was stopped twice by Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne before Ebbett put his stick out to punch in the next try for Minnesota with a backhand from the slot. "Definitely the right place at the right time," said Ebbett, who has two goals in four games for the Wild and could've been referring to his change of address too.
Analysis: Ebbett was claimed from Chicago -- his second time on waivers this season -- and Latendresse came in a trade with Montreal, both in the past two weeks. Neither of them were fitting in with their previous teams, so the switch was welcomed. It's hard to believe why so many teams don't want Ebbett since he proved last season with the Ducks he can be productive in the NHL. The Wild are going to play him until they feel they don't need him or he proves to be a good fit. Ebbett is merely a low-end Fantasy flier.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Wild C Andrew Ebbett, playing for his third team in six weeks, knows he's running out of lives. He can't afford to be put on waivers again. "I'm definitely very thankful to have this opportunity, but now I've got to make the best of it," said Ebbett, who started the season in Anaheim and ended up in Chicago. "If it happens again, I don't know if too many teams take that chance. It's desperation-mode for me, and I've got to be the best of this so it doesn't happen again." He scored his first career shootout goal on his first-ever attempt Saturday.
Analysis: It's hard to believe why so many teams don't want Ebbett since he proved last season with the Ducks he can be productive in the NHL. The Wild are going to play him until they feel they don't need him or he proves to be a good fit. Keep Ebbett out of active Fantasy lineups until further notice.
News: Blackhawks C Andrew Ebbett was claimed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild.
Analysis: Ebbett was off to a poor start with the Blackhawks but will hopefully turn things around in his new surroundings. However, he remains just a low-end Fantasy option even playing for a new team.
News: Blackhawks C Andrew Ebbett scored a goal and finished at plus-1 during Monday's game against the Kings. Ebbett, claimed off waivers from Anaheim in October, scored his first goal with the Blackhawks with 10:40 to play as he beat Jonathan Quick on a tip-in.
Analysis: Ebbett has only one point in 10 games this season and it's a real shame his career has fallen off after he was such a key player for Anaheim in the second half last season. Chicago does play Ebbett on a regular basis, but until his numbers improve, he has marginal Fantasy appeal.
News: The Blackhawks claimed C Andrew Ebbett off waivers from the Ducks, and recalled RW Jack Skille from Rockford (AHL). Skille has been assigned to Rockford and recalled four times this season for salary cap reasons. He was the Blackhawks' first round pick in 2005.
Analysis: Ebbett clearly fell out of favor in Anaheim during the offseason or preseason as he was an important part of their run to the playoffs, scoring 32 points in 48 games. Hopefully he'll be able to get some consistent playing time with the Blackhawks, but he remains just a low-end option until he can start contributing.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Ducks C Andrew Ebbett, who played on the second line last season but has been displaced by newly obtained C Saku Koivu, was a healthy scratch for Saturday's opener against San Jose.
Analysis: It's very shocking to see Ebbett a healthy scratch after all he did for Anaheim last season. He came in an recorded 32 points in 48 games and proved a valuable addition in the faceoff circle and on the power play. He now has to fight for PT on a nightly basis. Consider Ebbett a risky Fantasy start until he returns to the regular lineup.
News: Anaheim C Andrew Ebbett scored a goal and came away with two assists in Wednesday's game against the Avalanche. It was the third straight game in which Ebbett has recorded a point and the fourth time he had a point in his last five contests.
Analysis: Ebbett hit a rookie wall earlier this month, but seems to be turning things back around as the Ducks try to make their way into the playoffs. He is currently worth using as a flier in larger formats for the playoff run.
News: Ducks C Andrew Ebbett had a power-play score during Sunday's game against the Coyotes. Scottie Upshall was given a four-minute high-sticking penalty with 3:40 left in the game after cutting Chris Pronger. Ryan Getzlaf scored his second goal of the game and 23rd of the season 21 seconds later, then Ebbett cashed in 36 seconds later for his sixth goal. It was the rookie's second goal in three games.
Analysis: Ebbett has hit a rookie wall in March with just three points in eight games, but that doesn't detract from the fact he has been a real surprise since his December recall. Ebbett has 24 points in 38 games and was the reason why Anaheim traded Chris Kunitz to Pittsburgh. Ebbett is worth a flier in larger Fantasy formats.
News: Ducks C Andrew Ebbett scored a goal, tallied two assists and finished at plus-2 during Saturday's game against the Stars. On a power play, Ebbett redirected Chris Pronger's shot into the net to give Anaheim a 2-0 lead at 12:11 of the first. It was his first goal in six games and fourth on the season.
Analysis: The rookie forward has posted 21 points in 30 games since his recall from the minors. His success led Anaheim to trade Chris Kunitz to the Penguins. Ebbett reward Anaheim's confidence with his second three-point outing in seven games. He has been a rookie flying under the radar, but Ebbett is worth a flier in larger Fantasy formats.
News: Anaheim C Andrew Ebbett increased his points total on the year to 16 with a three-point performance against the Thrashers on Sunday in an 8-4 loss. He had a goal and two assists in the game on what were mostly irrelevant goals.
Analysis: Ebbett has been a rather solid producer for the Ducks since he was brought up from the minors in December. With 16 points in about two months, he is certainly better than his two percent ownership would indicate. He may be worth picking up in deeper leagues.
News: Ducks C Andrew Ebbett tallied an assist and finished at minus-2 in 13:44 of ice time Monday against the Sabres. He has an assist in three straight games and five of his last six. He has 10 assists on the season.
Analysis: Since his recall in late December, Ebbett has managed 12 points in 19 games. He has been a great find for the Ducks and is even getting time on the power play. At this rate, Ebbett might be worth a look in larger Fantasy leagues.
News: Rookie Andrew Ebbett had a goal and an assist for Anaheim during Friday's 4-3 loss to the Lightning. Anaheim got on the board 8:42 into the second period while rookie defenseman Matt Smaby was off for tripping Brendan Mikkelson. Ebbett tapped the puck into a wide-open net after Kari Ramo stopped a slap shot from the right point by Bret Hedican and the rebound attempt by Brendan Morrison. It was Ebbett's second goal in five games.
Analysis: Ebbett has been a pretty good addition to the Ducks lineup since joining them in late December. He is still not a top-logging forward and could be back in the minors as soon as a roster spot is needed. So for now, he still has minimal Fantasy appeal.
News: Ducks C Andrew Ebbett celebrated his 25th birthday Friday by scoring his first NHL goal in a shootout loss to the Flyers.
Analysis: Ebbett was called up on Dec. 22 and has averaged 11:30 of ice time so far in six games. He has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Ducks have called up C Andrew Ebbett from Iowa of the AHL.
Analysis: Ebbett is having a nice AHL season with 29 points in 28 games, but he's not likely to get any top-six time with Anaheim. Continue to ignore him in all formats.
News:Andrew Ebbett, 25, will play his first NHL game Friday night against the St. Louis Blues at the Honda Center, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said after the clubs morning skate. Recalled Thursday from the American Hockey League affiliate in Portland, Maine, after Ryan Carter suffered a broken wrist and Todd Marchant a bruised shoulder the night before, Ebbett figures to skate on the second line alongside right wing Teemu Selanne and either Chris Kunitz or Todd Bertuzzi on left wing. "To take the best offensive player from your American Hockey League team and to play him on your fourth line or your energy line, to me thats crazy," Carlyle said. "You bring young guys up and try to give them an opportunity to have success - put them in situations where they have the best chance for success."
Analysis: Ebbett, who played four seasons at the University of Michigan before spending last season with Binghamton, N.Y., of the AHL in the Ottawa Senators organization, signed a free-agent contract with the Ducks in May. In his first season at Portland, he has 13 goals and 55 points in 55 games. He was tied for seventh in the league in points at the time of his recall. At this time, Ebbett has no Fantasy value.
News: The Anaheim have recalled center Andrew Ebbett on Thursday from the Portland Pirates, Anaheims primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League. The 25-year-old Ebbett has 13 goals and 42 assists with 60 penalty minutes in 55 games with the Pirates this season.
Analysis: At the time of his recall, Ebbett ranked tied for seventh in the AHL in points, tied for fourth in assists and tied for fifth in power play assists (19). He recorded 17 multiple-point games with Portland, including six three-point contests. Ebbett signed as a free agent on May 16, 2007. He has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: The Anaheim Ducks sent Bobby Bolt, Joe Callahan, Stephen Dixon, Andrew Ebbett, Brett Festerling, Mike Hoffman, Shane Hynes, Matt Keith, Dan LaCouture, Jean-Philippe Levasseur, Brendan Mikkelson, Brian Salcido and Clay Wilson to Portland of the AHL on Wednesday.
Analysis: The team also released Tyler Bouck and assigned youngsters Maxime Macenauer to Rouyn-Noranda of the QMJHL and Eric Tangradi to Belleville of the OHL to the juniors. None of the players mentioned above are worthy of any Fantasy consideration.
News: The Anaheim Ducks signed Andrew Ebbett to a one-year entry level contract on Thursday.
Analysis: The former University of Michigan standout managed 24 goals and 41 assists in 2006-07 with Binghamton of the AHL, the Senators farm club. He is not expected to make much of a Fantasy splash in 2007-08.
News: The Ottawa Senators assigned F Danny Bois, D Charlie Cook, F Andrew Ebbett, F Chanse Fitzpatrick, G Jeff Glass, G Kelly Guard, F Jeff Heerema, D Neil Komadoski, F Arttu Luttinen, F Brian Maloney, F Cory Pecker, D Neil Petruic, F Grant Potulny, F Bobby Robbins and F Ryan Vesce to Binghamton of the AHL on Tuesday.
Analysis: The Senators might call on a handful of these youngsters if injuries occur, but they are not worthy of any Fantasy consideration.