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4 Ryan Ellis D
Height/Weight: 5-10/179 | Birthdate: 1/3/1991 | Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | Team: Nashville Predators | College: None | NHL Experience: 3 | Salary: $810,000 | Owned/Started%: 59/15 | Average Draft Position: 181.60
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2/28/2015

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Not Playing Saturday

News: Ryan Ellis will not be in the lineup Saturday against the Red Wings.
Analysis: After missing more than a month and a half with a lower-body injury, Ryan Ellis returned to the lineup Thursday against the Wild, seeing 11:29 of ice time, which was about eight minutes fewer than his season average. It's not clear if he suffered an injury setback during that contest, or if coach Peter Laviolette is simply making him a healthy scratch Saturday. Regardless, Victor Bartley will replace him on the Preds' third pairing, where he'll skate next to Seth Jones.

2/26/2015

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Set To Return Thursday

News: Ryan Ellis (lower body) is no longer listed on injured reserve, suggesting he'll be available for Thursday's game against the Wild.
Analysis: Coach Peter Laviolette intimated after the Preds' morning skate that Ryan Ellis would be a game-time decision for Thursday's tilt, but barring a late setback, it seems highly likely the defenseman will play for the first time since Jan. 8. Victor Bartley is expected to come out of the lineup to make room for Ellis, who skated on a pair with Seth Jones during the morning session. With five goals and 18 points in 40 games this season, Ellis could still have a shot at surpassing his career-best total of 27 points, despite missing nearly seven weeks of action.

2/26/2015

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Nearing Return From Lower-Body Injury

News: Ryan Ellis (lower-body) is expected to rejoin the lineup Thursday against Minnesota, the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Although no formal announcement was made following the morning skate, fellow blueliner Victor Bartley was on the ice for an extended period, an indication that he would not play that night against the Wild. If that were to be the case, Ryan Ellis would likely get the nod in Bartley's absence. Ellis hasn't played since Jan. 8, missing the team's last 21 games. Technically, he remains on injured reserve, but has been skating with the team for several days and has declared himself ready to go. Either way, be ready to re-insert Ellis back in your fantasy lineups once he gets the official green light to return.

2/25/2015

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Skates On Pairing Wednesday

News: Ryan Ellis (lower body) took part in Wednesday's practice, skating with Seth Jones as the Preds' third pairing, Kristopher Martel of FOX Sports reports.
Analysis: Ryan Ellis' participation alongside Jones would seemingly indicate that he's closing in on a return, though he seemed to back off on playing in the Preds' next game Thursday against the Wild, noting that the injury is "still nagging him." In any event, he at least seems to be progressing in the right direction, and should represent a welcome addition to the blue line corps once he's fully healthy.

2/16/2015

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Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Still Sidelined

News: Ryan Ellis (lower-body injury) is expected back in the Preds' lineup in a week or two, the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Per the report, the blueliner, who last suited up on Jan. 8, continued skating with the team on Monday, but he's still dealing with some pain at this stage. "I couldn't play right now because it's still pretty painful," said Ryan Ellis, who has recorded 18 points in 40 games to date, to go along with a plus-12 rating. "It just all depends on how fast I get over that pain. If it's next week, it's next week. If it's 10 days, it's 10 days."

2/14/2015

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Skates With Team

News: Ryan Ellis (lower body) took part in the Preds' morning skate Saturday, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports.
Analysis: Ryan Ellis won't be a lineup consideration for Saturday's game against the Devils, as it's the first time he's been able to skate with the team since suffering the injury Jan. 8. He could begin taking part in full practices within the next couple of days, potentially allowing him to return to action at some point next week.

2/3/2015

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Skates On Own

News: Ryan Ellis (lower body) skated on his own before Tuesday's morning session, NHL.com's Thomas Willis reports.
Analysis: Ryan Ellis is still expected to be out for approximately one more week, and he hasn't played in a game since Jan. 8.

1/27/2015

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Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Out Another Two Weeks

News: Ryan Ellis (lower body) is expected to be out for approximately two more weeks, The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Ryan Ellis suffered the injury Jan. 8, and it sounds as though he'll miss four-to-five weeks in total. He has five goals and 13 assists in 40 appearances this season.

1/10/2015

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Preds Move Ellis (Lower Body) To IR

News: Ryan Ellis (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Analysis: The transaction is just procedural, as Ryan Ellis has been ruled out through at least the next two weeks with the injury. The Predators are expected to call up an extra defenseman from AHL Milwaukee to assume his roster spot.

1/10/2015

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Out Until After All-Star Break

News: Ryan Ellis (lower body) will be out until after the All-Star break, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: The Predators plan to reevaluate Ryan Ellis' condition in about two weeks. Prior to leaving the second period of Thursday's game against the Stars with the injury, Ellis had been enjoying his hottest stretch of play of the season, tallying two goals and three assists over a three-game span. With the specter of a long-term injury now hanging over Ellis, the onus will be on youngster Seth Jones to pick up the slack on the Preds' second pairing.

1/9/2015

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis (Lower Body) Likely Out Saturday

News: Ryan Ellis (lower body) was unable to practice Friday, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: With the Predators playing the Wild on Saturday in afternoon tilt, it appears safe to conclude that the blueliner will miss that contest, since the team won't be hold another skate before then to gauge his health. Look for Anton Volchenkov to check back in Saturday in Ryan Ellis's stead.

1/8/2015

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Leaves With Lower-Body Injury

News: Ryan Ellis suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against the Stars and will not return.
Analysis: The origin of Ryan Ellis' injury is a bit unclear, but he will miss the remainder of Thursday's contest at a minimum. He should receive an updated status at some point before Saturday's game against the Wild. The blueliner had been in the midst of a bit of a hot streak, tallying two goals and three assists over his last three games.

1/5/2015

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Back-To-Back Two-Point Outings For Preds' Ellis

News: Ryan Ellis dished out a pair of power-play assists in Sunday's loss to the Ducks.
Analysis: That's back-to-back multi-point outings for Ryan Ellis, who now has four goals and 17 points in 38 games, to go with an impressive plus-11 rating. Averaging 19:46 of ice time and seeing decent power-play minutes, the 24-year-old could reach the 35-point barrier in 2014-15. As a top-six defenseman on a Nashville team sitting second in the Western Conference, Ellis makes for a good play in some deeper formats.

1/3/2015

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Two Points For Preds' Ellis

News: Ryan Ellis scored his fourth goal of the season and chipped in an assist in Saturday's wild 7-6 win over the Kings.
Analysis: Ryan Ellis was one of four Predators to post a multi-point effort in this one. He now has 15 points, a plus-10 rating, 78 SOG and 27 PIM in 37 games this season and appears poised to challenge his career high of 27 points set last year. If Shea Weber and Roman Josi found themselves on one of your competitor's rosters this year, you could do worse than to kick the tires on Ellis if you're in need of D help, as he's a very serviceable rearguard on a surprisingly productive Nashville squad that ranks fourth in the Western Conference with 2.95 goals per game.

12/13/2014

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Nabs Goal In Victory

News: Ryan Ellis netted his third goal of the season in Thursday's victory over the Coyotes.
Analysis: The 23-year-old has been a dependable contributor while taking on a greater role for the Predators this season. Ryan Ellis has noticed a rise in ice time of over three minutes compared to a season ago and has been a steady performer, providing 11 points, 17 PIM and 37 blocked shots over 28 contests.

11/19/2014

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Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Helps Out In Rout

News: Ryan Ellis contributed a pair of assists to Tuesday's 9-2 pasting of the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: The points snapped a four-game drought for Ryan Ellis, who's still stuck on one goal among 37 shots this year, but nonetheless has a respectable nine points in 18 games. His development continues to proceed nicely.

10/21/2014

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Ellis Carries Preds With Offensive Outburst

News: Ryan Ellis scored his first goal of the year, assisted on the Preds' other two tallies, went plus-2 and potted the winner in the shootout Tuesday against the Coyotes.
Analysis: That's how you put the team on your back. Ryan Ellis had gone four straight without a point after notching an assist in the opener, and this is a heck of a way to break the slump. The 23-year-old Ellis has massive offensive upside, but will have a hard time realizing it while skating on Nashville's third defensive pairing.

9/29/2014

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Joins Team After Contract Signing

News: Ryan Ellis, who signed a five-year $12.5 million contract last week, skated with the team Monday, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Ryan Ellis did not play in either of the team's split-squad scrimmages against the Panthers on Saturday, but could be in the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jackets. We expect he will be fully up to speed once the regular season begins in October.

9/25/2014

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Ryan Ellis

Preds, Ellis Agree To New Contract

News: Ryan Ellis and the Predators agreed to a new contract Thursday, according to the Tennessean.
Analysis: Terms of the deal were not immediately released, but are expected Friday when Ryan Ellis reports to training camp in Nashville. Ellis, who last season ranked third among Predators defensemen in points with 27, is now expected to reprise his role as a top-six blueliner heading into this season.

9/21/2014

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Preds, Ellis Still At Odds Over New Contract

News: Preds GM David Poile addressed Ryan Ellis' contract situation Saturday, saying the main stumbling block continues to be money, according to the Tennessean. "Unfortunately at this time we have not agreed what they think and what we think is fair compensation," Poile said. "We want [Ellis]. We are not trading him, we really like him. We really like the way he played last year. It's just a disagreement on dollars."
Analysis: Ryan Ellis, who has missed the first two days of training camp so far, played in 80 games last season for and finished with 27 points - his highest full season total to date. And while there is still plenty of time left to get a deal done before the start of the season, the clock is ticking. Not only is he missing out on conditioning drills and scrimmages, the more Ellis misses of training camp, the greater the chances of some other defenseman impressing the coaching staff and grabbing a roster spot that might otherwise go to Ellis. Bottom line, we think Ellis will get signed by the start of the regular season, but what his role on the team will be is anybody's guess. He's a risky fantasy pick right now, until all of the above gets sorted out.

9/5/2014

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Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Still Unsigned

News: Ryan Ellis and the Predators are reportedly not close to signing a new contract, according to Josh Cooper of the Tennessean.
Analysis: Ryan Ellis, currently a restricted free agent, finally put together a decent season last year, posting 27 points (6G, 21A) in 80 games. However, his development has still been far too slow for the Preds' liking, considering his stellar offensive contributions in junior (300+ points in four seasons from 2007-2011). Assuming the two sides can agree on a deal for the upcoming season, Ellis will likely return to his usual role as a second-pairing, second power play defenseman. However, the Preds are well-stocked with blue line talent, so they are likely not in a huge rush to get a deal done with Ellis if it means overpaying him. For fantasy purposes, be sure to keep him off your draft lists as long as he remains unsigned.

4/14/2014

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH Two Points For Preds' Ellis In Finale

Ryan Ellis

Two Points For Preds' Ellis In Finale

News: Ryan Ellis supplied a goal and an assist in Sunday's season finale against the Wild.
Analysis: Ryan Ellis produced reliably for fantasy players down the stretch, accumulating two goals, two assists and a plus-7 rating over his final five games. He's one of several Nashville defensemen to produce well on the offensive end this season, accumulating six goals and 21 assists over 80 contests.

3/26/2014

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH Assists Trickling In For Preds' Ellis

Ryan Ellis

Assists Trickling In For Preds' Ellis

News: Ryan Ellis has recorded three assists over his last two games.
Analysis: The blueliner has benefited from a significant uptick in ice time from his 15:33 average TOI for the season, but it's hard to envision him continuing such production. Ryan Ellis still only has 22 points in 71 games, and will probably be counted on to help out more defensively with the Preds surrendering four or more goals in four of their last six games.

3/15/2014

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Scores Game-Winner Friday

News: Ryan Ellis scored his fourth goal of the season as the Predators defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday.
Analysis: The defenseman scored just 45 seconds into the third period to put Nashville up 3-1 and that ultimately proved to be the game-winner. With just four goals and 15 assists through 65 games, he's obviously not known for his scoring touch, but he does now have two points in his last three games.

2/17/2014

Ryan Ellis, D, NSH

Ryan Ellis

Preds' Ellis Not Scoring Much

News: Ryan Ellis has three goals and 13 assists in 57 games so far this season.
Analysis: The blueliner is more of a stay-at-home type, and was scoreless in the nine games leading up to the Olympic break. He's a lot more valuable to the Predators at this point as a steady defender than he is in fantasy leagues.