News:Keaton Ellerby was traded to the Kings for a fifth-round draft pick Friday, the Panthers' team website reports.
Analysis: In nine games this season, Keaton Ellerby has not recorded a point playing behind multiple defenders on the depth chart. He should provide extra depth for the Kings, but is not much of a threat to score over his career.
News:Keaton Ellerby has signed a one-year deal with the Panthers, the team's official Twitter page reported Friday.
Analysis:Keaton Ellerby, 23, averaged over 15 minutes of ice time in his 40 games last season with the Panthers. He recorded no goals and only five assists in those games, but he'll be back in Florida for at least one more year.
News:Keaton Ellerby (lower body) is slated to be a game-time decision for the Panthers' Game 6 tilt against the Devils on Thursday, South Florida Sun-Sentinel writer Harvey Fialkov reports.
Analysis:Keaton Ellerby left Game 4 early in the second period with the injury and is close to being able to return. Ellerby has value as a long-term keeper option.
News:Keaton Ellerby (lower body) will not suit up for Game 5 against the Devils, Dieter Kurtenbach of the Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis:Keaton Ellerby left Game 4 on Thursday after being hit along the boards by Stephen Gionta early in the second period. Little is known about the extent of the injury at this point, but the injury is expected to keep Ellerby out for more than one game.
News:Keaton Ellerby is making his playoff debut in Jason Garrison's place for Game Four, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Garrison was a late scratch for the Panthers for undisclosed reasons. Keaton Ellerby typically played 15 minutes per game in his 40 appearances with the Panthers this season.
News:Keaton Ellerby will be inactive for Game 1 against New Jersey, the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: During the regular season, Keaton Ellerby typically averaged between 15 and 20 minutes per game. Expect Brian Campbell, Dmitry Kulikov, and Ed Jovanovski to receive the bulk of the minutes as defenders on Friday.
News:Keaton Ellerby picked up an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs, snapping a six-game pointless streak.
Analysis:Keaton Ellerby has struggled to make a meaningful fantasy impact this season. As a former 10th overall pick, Ellerby's true fantasy value lies as a long-term keeper option.
Panthers' Ellerby A Healthy Scratch Against Canucks
News:Keaton Ellerby was a healthy scratch Monday night against the Canucks.
Analysis:Keaton Ellerby's play has been sporadic at best this season. While he may not make a major impact this year, Ellerby has value as a long-term keeper option. The former 10th overall pick is working on his overall two-way game and should be on your radar if he is not already.
News:Keaton Ellerby is expected to be in the lineup Thursday night when the Panthers take on the Kings in Los Angeles, the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis:Keaton Ellerby will likely remain in the lineup until Dmitry Kulikov returns from a leg injury. He figures to skate with rookie Erik Gudbranson on a third defensive line that could be a liability for the Panthers.
Panthers' Ellerby A Healthy Scratch Against Canadiens
News:Keaton Ellerby will be a healthy scratch Monday, the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: The former 10th overall pick is struggling to crack the lineup having only logged 11 minutes of ice time over two games this season. At this point, Keaton Ellerby's fantasy value is best reserved for deeper keeper leagues until he can begin to play on a more consistent basis.
News:Keaton Ellerby saw his first game action of the season Tuesday night, replacing the injured Sean Bergenheim, the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis:Keaton Ellerby only skated 7:07 over 10 shifts and didn't register on the scoresheet.
News: Ellerby signed a one-year, one-way contract with Florida on Wednesday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Ellerby only had 12 points in 54 NHL appearances last year, but the former 10th overall draft pick apparently showed enough for Florida to give him a slight promotion.
News: Ellerby was assigned to the AHL on Thursday, South Florida Sun-Sentinel writer Harvey Fialkov reports.
Analysis: Ellerby has just eight points in 34 games, so he could use some more development time in the AHL.
News: Ellerby scored his first NHL goal Tuesday in a win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Ellerby's making a case to stay with the big club after his initial call-up saw him play well but sent back to the AHL. The 22-year old is a plus-6 on the season in 22 games.
News: The Panthers recalled Ellerby from AHL Rochester on Saturday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Ellerby played very well in his first stint with Florida this season and probably didn't deserve to be sent down, but now he's back and will likely be available for Saturday's game against the Capitals.
News: The Panthers assigned Ellerby to AHL Rochester on Tuesday, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Ellerby, who has played well with the Panthers with a plus-5 rating, 17 hits and 19 blocks in 17 games, will go back to the minors with several regulars ready to return in the next week or two. Ellerby will be a candidate to be recalled later in the season.
News: Ellerby has been recalled by the Panthers, the Panthers' official site reports.
Analysis: With Jay Garrison and Bryan Allen banged up, Ellerby should immediately be thrown into action against the Bruins on Wednesday night.
News: The Panthers recalled Ellerby from AHL Rochester on Friday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Ellerby appeared in two games with the Panthers in an earlier stint this season. Similar to the first time around, he's up to take the place of Jason Garrison, who is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
News: With Jason Garrison ready to return to the ice, the Panthers have sent Ellerby back to AHL Rochester, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Ellerby notched two assists in his first game with the big club this season. Expect him to be the first called up if another injury bites Florida's blue line.
News: Ellerby has been called up from Rochester to replace the injured Jason Garrison, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Ellerby had a phenomenal preseason campaign, so it's no surprise that he was Florida's first choice for a blue line replacement. An untimely shoulder injury derailed the young defender's bid to make the final roster, but we expect him to make the most of his NHL opportunity.
News: Ellerby (shoulder) did not stick on the Panthers' final roster, the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: This likely won't be the last you'll see of Ellerby in Florida. The young defenseman, who turned in an excellent preseason campaign, will likely be among the first called up if the injury bug strikes the Panthers.
News: Ellerby (shoulder) will not play in Friday's preseason contest against the Lightning, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: There's no information yet about the severity of the injury Ellerby sustained, but any opportunity missed to showcase his talents may hurt the blueliner's chances of sticking on the final roster.
News: Ellerby added 20 pounds in the offseason and continues to impress coach Pete DeBoer with his physical play, the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Ellerby has been criticized in the past for not being physical enough, but the 10th overall pick in the 2007 draft is looking to change that going forward. "I did what I could over the summer and have worked hard so if I play well in the games, hopefully I can steal a job on the back end," Ellerby said.
News: The Panthers reassigned RW Michal Repik and D Keaton Ellerby to Rochester of the AHL on Sunday.
Analysis: Ellerby was recalled on Saturday since defenseman Bryan Allen got a day off to rest his sore knee. Ellerby is a promising blue-line prospect, but he is nothing more than a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: Florida recalled D Keaton Ellerby and LW Steve MacIntyre from Rochester of the AHL on Thursday. The pair replaced D Bryan Allen and C Nick Tarnasky in the lineup.
Analysis: Ellerby is a promising blue-line prospect and MacIntyre is more of an enforcer. They both seem to be bouncing between the AHL and NHL, so who knows how long they will stay this time. Keep both players off your Fantasy radar until further notice.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Florida made two call ups from its AHL affiliate on Saturday, bringing up Victor Oreskovich and Keaton Ellerby from Rochester. Ellerby was brought up as a precaution for Bryan Allen, but Allen played in his first back-to-back game this season as Ellerby watched from the press box.
Analysis: The 2007 first-round pick (10th overall) had four assists in 11 games with Rochester. He spent all of last season in the minors as a first-year pro and has yet to make his NHL debut. It seems a long-term injury might bring Ellerby to the NHL, but for now, he is nothing more than a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: Panthers defenseman prospect Keaton Ellerby has yet to score this season for Rochester of the AHL. He does have four assists in 10 January games and 11 assists in 38 games, but also has a minus-4 rating in his first season as a pro.
Analysis: Ellerby was never really a top offensive defenseman as a junior hockey player, but Florida took him 10th overall un 2007 as they hoped he would grow into his 6-4 frame. Ellerby is solid on defense, but his prospects as a Fantasy option seem bleak. Be wary of him in long-term keeper leagues.
News: The Florida Panthers assigned four players to the junior ranks over the weekend. Keaton Ellerby was sent to Kamloops of the WHL, Michael Frolik was assigned to Rimouski of the QMJHL, Shawn Matthias was shipped to Belleville of the OHL and Michal Repik was sent to Vancouver of the WHL.
Analysis: The 10th pick overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft posted two goals and 25 points in 69 games with Kamloops last season. He is at least a couple of years away from making a splash in Fantasy Hockey.