News:Ryan Wilson (ankle) has been shut down for the remainder of the regular season, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson played in just 12 games this season as he battled numerous leg injuries, ending with a high-ankle sprain. Wilson was expected to be a top four defenseman and could have solidified his role alongside Eric Johnson as the team's top defensive pairing, but could not stay healthy this season.
Avs' Wilson Does Not Participate In Thursday's Practice
News:Ryan Wilson (ankle) missed Thursday's practice and may be shut down for the rest of the season, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson has only played in 12 of the team's 43 games this season, and with only five games remaining, Wilson may be shut down for the rest of the season. The Avs are going nowhere playoff-wise, already having been eliminated, so it might be best to let their young defenseman fully recover. Tyson Barrie and Stefan Elliot will continue to play in Wilson's place as they have most of the season.
News:Ryan Wilson (ankle) has been placed on IR by the Avs.
Analysis: With Ryan Wilson having re-injured his ankle against Vancouver on Sunday, fellow blueliner Tyson Barrie has been recalled from AHL Lake Erie.
News:Ryan Wilson (ankle) won't return to Sunday's game against the Canucks.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson just came off IR due to an ankle injury, though it's unclear if the injury that knocked him out of Sunday's game is an aggravation of his previous issue or a new ailment.
News:Ryan Wilson (ankle) has been activated by the Avs.
Analysis: With Ryan Wilson -- who has three assists and eight PIMs in 11 games with the Avs to date -- back in business, fellow blueliner Stefan Elliott has been reassigned to AHL Lake Erie.
News:Ryan Wilson (ankle) was placed on the injured reserve, the Avalanche's official twitter reports.
Analysis: The move is retroactive to March 14, when he aggregated an ankle injury that previously forced him to miss most of February. The move freed up space for the Avalanche to bring Stefan Elliot back to the majors.
News:Ryan Wilson (ankle) will not play Monday against the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Monday will mark the second straight game Ryan Wilson has missed with the injury, though there's no indication that it's anything too serious, so consider him day-to-day for now.
News:Ryan Wilson (ankle) was a scratch for Saturday's game against the Wild.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson, who missed over a month with a leg injury, now seems to be bothered by an ankle injury. It is uncertain whether this is due to the previous leg injury or if he sustained any injury in Thursday's game. For now, Wilson is day-to-day and his ability to practice will determine the severity of this injury.
News:Ryan Wilson returned to action Sunday after missing over a month with an leg injury.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson totaled over 22 minutes of ice time on 34 shifts, tied for the most on the team in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Sharks. Wilson finished the game with a plus-1 rating, giving him a plus-7 rating on the year, second on the team. Even in his first game back Wilson saw a significant amount of playing time, so it's safe to say he will see a lot of minutes going forward if he remains healthy.
News:Ryan Wilson (leg) has been activated from IR.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson has been out since Feb. 2 with a leg injury, but it looks like he will return Sunday. In eight games this season, Wilson has three points (all assists) and a plus-6 rating.
News:Ryan Wilson (leg) could return for Sunday's game against the Sharks, the Denver Post's Adrian Dater reports.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson hasn't played since Feb. 2, but he's day-to-day at this point. If he doesn't play Sunday, he could suit up against the Oilers on Tuesday.
News:Ryan Wilson (leg) will not play Friday against the Blackhawks, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: The 26-year-old defenseman was eyeing a return earlier this week, but he remains out with the leg injury. It sounds like he may have a chance to go Sunday against the Sharks.
News:Ryan Wilson (leg) will not play against the Blackhawks on Wednesday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson injured his leg on February 2, and hasn't played since. The Avs will be without fellow defenseman Erik Johnson (concussion) Wednesday as well, but neither has been ruled out of Friday's game, which is also against the Blackhawks.
News:Ryan Wilson (leg) is hoping to return Wednesday when the Avalanche play the Blackhawks, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson has been out since February 2 with his leg injury. He had an impressive plus-6 rating at the time he went down, so the Avs will hope he can get back into the lineup soon. They have a tough schedule upcoming, with two of their next three games against the NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks.
News:Ryan Wilson (leg) will not travel with the team on their upcoming three-game road trip, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: This means Ryan Wilson will miss at least three more games. Wilson has not played in over three weeks, and he remains out indefinitely.
News:Ryan Wilson (leg) will be out indefinitely, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson exited Saturday's game with the injury, and he'll be on the shelf for an indefinite period of time. A trip to IR may be in store for the 26-year-old.
Avs' Wilson Leaves Saturday's Game With Leg Injury
News:Ryan Wilson left Saturday's game with a leg injury and will not return, the Denver Post's Mike Chambers reports.
Analysis: Consider Ryan Wilson day-to-day until more information is available. He picked up his third assist of the year before leaving the game, and now sports an impressive plus-6 only eight games into the season.
News:Ryan Wilson picked up an assist and posted a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's victory over the Kings.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson is not a big scorer, but he did his part in the Avs' win over the reigning champs. He will see plenty of ice time in the near future with the Avalanche playing five times in an eight-day stretch that begins Thursday.
News:Ryan Wilson (undisclosed) missed practice Wednesday, reports the Denver Post.
Analysis: It's unclear at this point whether there is an injury at play here, however Ryan Wilson played in just 59 games last season due to an assortment of ailments (head, groin). Keep an eye on his status.
News: The Avalanche have re-signed Ryan Wilson to a three-year contract, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson registered a goal and 20 helpers in 59 games last season, playing most of the season on the Avs' third defensive pairing. He was the Avs' second-highest scoring blueliner behind Erik Johnson (26 points).
News:Ryan Wilson picked up two assists Saturday against the Rangers. He now has five points in his last seven games.
Analysis: He's delivering some surprising fantasy value as a waiver grab. He has 21 points in 53 games and should be monitored as a possible late-round steal for next year's draft.
Avs' Wilson Quietly Putting Together Career Season
News:Ryan Wilson recorded his 16th assist of the season in Tuesday's 7-1 rout of Minnesota. He is now just two goals and two helpers shy of the career-best 21 points he posted two seasons ago.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson doesn't possess a ton of fantasy value outside of very deep leagues, but he should continue to be an everyday player for the Avs as long as he can stay healthy - something that's been tough for him to do the last couple of seasons. For now, he continues to skate on the Avs' second defensive pairing with Jan Hejda.
News:Ryan Wilson (illness) returned to the lineup over the weekend after missing last Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Vancouver.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson averaged about 18 minutes per game Friday against Edmonton and Sunday against Winnipeg, so he seems good to go at this point. With just two assists in 14 games since the start of December, he's still not producing much offensively, but he may be given more of a chance to roam now that Kyle Quincey has been traded to Detroit. Keep an eye on his ice time and point totals and be ready to pounce if either one shows an uptick.
News:Ryan Wilson, who did not play during Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Vancouver, is dealing with an undisclosed illness, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson, who skated prior to Wednesday's game, was a healthy scratch in three of the previous four contests so chances are good he would not have played either way. He continues to be the odd man out on the Avs' blue line right now, and should not be counted on for fantasy purposes.
News:Ryan Wilson will likely watch from the bench Friday against Carolina, his third consecutive game as a healthy scratch, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: According to coach Joe Sacco, Ryan Wilson is partly caught up in a numbers game. With eight healthy defensemen on the roster, two guys ultimately have to sit every night. However, Sacco also points to Wilson's quality of play since returning from a combination of concussion and groin injuries. "Has he [played] consistently his last couple games? No. That's one of the reasons why he's not in the lineup right now," Sacco said. "He's also the victim a guy who was injured, came back, didn't play as well as he did before he got injured." Overall, Wilson has been reasonably productive when healthy (15 points in 36 games), but his inability to remain in the lineup on a consistent basis makes it hard to recommend him for fantasy purposes.
News:Ryan Wilson watched Tuesday's 5-2 win over Chicago from the press box, the second time in as many games he has been a healthy scratch.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson's season has been plagued by an assortment of head and groin injuries thus far, allowing other guys to jump ahead of him on the team's depth chart. Coach Joe Sacco is carrying eight healthy defensemen on the roster right now, meaning at least one guy has to sit every night, and right now Wilson is drawing the short straw. He'll likely get back in at some point, but for now he makes for a very unreliable fantasy option.
News:Ryan Wilson (groin) will return to the lineup Tuesday against Minnesota, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson will take the place of rookie Stefan Elliott, who will sit as a healthy scratch. Wilson is invaluable to the Avs as an all-around defenseman who can play many roles, including both the penalty-kill and power play. He has 15 points (1G, 14A) in 33 games, giving him limited fantasy value in deeper leagues.
News:Ryan Wilson (groin) has been skating with the team but was still bothered enough by the injury to miss Sunday's game against Anaheim, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: The Avs have just one game this week before the All-Star break, so the team may just decide to sit Ryan Wilson out until play resumes next Tuesday. Put Wilson on your fantasy bench this week in favour of a healthier alternative.
News:Ryan Wilson missed Saturday's 3-1 win over Los Angeles with a groin injury, reports the Denver Post.
Analysis: It's been a tough year for Ryan Wilson, who just recently returned from a 15-game absence due to a concussion. He has 15 points in 33 games this year, which would give him fantasy value in deeper leagues if he could just stay healthy. Consider him day-to-day for now.
News: As expected, Ryan Wilson (head) returned to the lineup Tuesday against Nashville. He played a team-high 22:28 and played in all situations, mostly even-strength and on the penalty kill.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson has arguably been the Avs' best-all around defenseman this season, with a goal and 13 helpers in 29 games, along with a plus-5 rating, good for second-best on the team. He projects some decent value in medium to deeper fantasy formats.
News:Ryan Wilson (head) will play Tuesday against Nashville, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson has missed the last 15 games, 13 because of a head injury and the last two as a healthy scratch. He will take the spot of Shane O'Brien, who suffered a knee injury Saturday against St. Louis.
News:Ryan Wilson will be a scratch for Friday's game against Chicago, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: This was expected to be the case, but now Ryan Wilson's status for Friday is confirmed. His owners will need to look elsewhere Friday.
News:Ryan Wilson (head) was activated from the IR Thursday, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson is unlikely to play Friday night against the Blackhawks but could be able to face the Blues on Saturday. The defenseman has averaged nearly one assist every two games this season (13 in 28).
News:Ryan Wilson (head) will travel on the Avs' upcoming road trip but might not necessarily play, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis: The Avs face the Blackhawks and Blues, respectively, this Friday and Saturday. If Ryan Wilson doesn't suit up for either of those games, look for a possible return sometime next week.
News:Ryan Wilson (head) completed a full practice Wednesday and is close to returning to the lineup, reports the Denver Post.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson won't play Thursday against Phoenix and there is no set timetable for his return to the lineup, but he says he's getting close. "It was a really good feeling to wake up the one day with no headache," Wilson said. "There is a gradual build-up. You jump on the bike, everything was good, and then it was time to step on the ice. I feel really good. The legs and lungs are going to take a little bit of time." Keep him reserved, but be ready to re-activate him as soon as he gets the green light to return.
News:Ryan Wilson (head) took part in Tuesday's optional morning skate, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson has skated the last couple days, his first action since suffering a head injury Dec. 6. He will not play Tuesday, and a target date for his return remains unclear, but returning to the ice is a big step in his recovery.
News:Ryan Wilson (head) will miss Monday's game against the Flyers, according to The Denver Post.
Analysis: The Avs will certainly miss Ryan Wilson's presence in the lineup, as he is currently first on the team in plus-minus (plus-5) and tied for sixth in scoring with 14 points (1G, 13A). He's also among the team leaders in hits (51), blocked shots (26) and PIMs (24), making him a fairly valuable commodity in medium to deeper fantasy formats. Keep him on your bench for now, and keep your fingers crossed that you don't start hearing that dreaded term - concussion - where Wilson is concerned.
News:Ryan Wilson (head) has been placed on injured reserve, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson was injured last week after taking a shot to the head during a game against the Canucks. The team has not officially classified his injury as a concussion (yet), but all signs are beginning to point in that direction. Keep him on your fantasy bench for the time being.
News:Ryan Wilson (head) did not practice Wednesday and is experiencing vision problems, according to The Denver Post.
Analysis: The news on Ryan Wilson was mixed the day after he took a hit to the head during Tuesday's game against Vancouver. "He's doubtful [against Calgary] but if he comes in [Thursday] morning and feels great there's a chance he could play," said coach Joe Sacco. "He was feeling better after the game and today. Right now he's having a little trouble in the vision in his right eye." Keep Wilson on your fantasy bench and keep your fingers crossed these added complications don't get worse.
News:Ryan Wilson suffered a head injury during the Avs' 6-0 blowout loss to Vancouver on Tuesday, according to The Denver Post.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson's night was cut short after just one shift and 59 seconds of ice time, following what the Avs are calling an illegal hit from Max Lapierre. There was no penalty called. "[Wilson]'s got a head injury right now. We'll know more tomorrow," coach Joe Sacco said. "That's a dangerous hit, and that should of been a penalty on that play. Unfortunately, the referee missed it." Hopefully the injury to Wilson is not serious - he is currently the Avs' second-highest scoring defenseman this season with a goal and 13 assists in 28 games.
News:Ryan Wilson, who had three assists in Friday's 7-6 OT loss to Dallas, currently leads the Avs with a plus-8 rating and is tied for fourth in scoring with eight points in 13 games.
Analysis:Ryan Wilson, whose role is usually one of stay-at-home defenseman/enforcer, has impressed coach Joe Sacco with his play so far this season. "[Wilson]'s our plus-minus leader and he's putting in some points as well, which is a bonus," Sacco said. Wilson has seen his ice time grow from 16-17 minutes per game at the start of the season to 19-20 minutes currently, and he's seeing time on the power play as well, skating 2:58 with the man advantage Friday against the Stars. Wilson won't hit the scoresheet too often, but his increased output this season does give him some value in deeper formats.
News:Ryan Wilson (hand) limited him in the preseason but recent production indicates he is recovering well.
Analysis: The hand injury never was expected to cause too much time missed and it has proved true so far. Ryan Wilson has appeared in the Avs' first four games, playing 61 total minutes and tallying three assists.
News:Ryan Wilson will miss Tuesday's Burgundy/White game with a minor hand injury, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: It's reportedly nothing serious, but enough to keep him out of the annual preseason scrimmage. Ryan Wilson is expected to be the Avs' #5 or #6 d-man this year, but don't expect a ton of fantasy production from him - he's good for about 15-20 points a season, giving him value in deeper formats only.
News: Wilson re-signed with the Avalanche on Saturday, agreeing to a one-year, $1.275 million contract, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Wilson was fifth among all Avs defensemen in ice time last season, averaging just under 20 minutes per game. Offensively, Wilson didn't contribute much, with just 16 points (3G, 13A) in 67 games, but he was used more as a shutdown defender than a scorer. Looking ahead, with the recent departures of John-Michael Liles and Kevin Shattenkirk, there is an opportunity for Wilson to play more of a top-four role next season, but don't expect him to take a huge step forward.
News: Wilson (knee) skated on his own prior to Wednesday's practice, according to the Avs' official site.
Analysis: At the very least, it sounds like he is still a few days away from rejoining the lineup. Keep him reserved.
News: Wilson (knee) did not play Saturday against Los Angeles.
Analysis: It's still unknown how long Wilson will be out. He suffered a knee injury during Thursday's 4-3 loss to Toronto and remains day-to-day. In his place, the Avs used recent AHL callup Shawn Belle against the Kings on Saturday.
News: Wilson (knee) remains day-to-day, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: The Avs have recalled defenseman Shawn Belle from Lake Erie of the AHL as a possible fill-in for Wilson if he can't play this weekend. The Avs play back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday against the Kings and Ducks, respectively.
News: Wilson suffered a knee injury during Thursday's 4-3 loss to Toronto, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: It's tough to say how serious this is, as few details about the injury have been made available thus far. Consider him day-to-day for now.
News: Wilson scored his first goal of the season during Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Capitals.
Analysis: Wilson, who had been a healthy scratch the previous four games, was inserted back into the lineup during the first period when Kyle Quincey departed with a shoulder injury. Wilson responded well, recording five hits and two blocked shots in just over 19 minutes of ice time. He also saw roughly two minutes on the power play. Hopefully this will be enough to get him back in his coach's good graces, and back into the lineup on a regular basis.
News: Wilson is expected to be a healthy scratch Friday against Carolina, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: With the return of captain Adam Foote to the lineup following a knee injury, the Avs suddenly have one extra defenseman to start their five-game road trip. Someone has to sit, and Wilson has evidently drawn the short straw for now. Put him on your fantasy bench and use a more viable alternative instead.
News: Wilson (leg) will return to the lineup Monday against St. Louis, according to the Denver Post.
Analysis: Wilson missed the last two weeks with a blood clot in a leg. If you rely on him for fantasy purposes, feel free to re-activate him in time for Monday's tilt with the Blues.
News: Wilson (leg) will be out another week, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Wilson has missed the last two games with the injury. He's not much of a fantasy force, with just three points in 11 games so far this season. If you do rely on him, keep him reserved until he gets the green light to return.
News: Wilson (leg) will be a game-time decision Saturday against the Stars, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Wilson said he blocked a shot against Columbus last weekend that resulted in the injury. "It just got a little worse every day, and there was a time when it just needed a little rest for it to get better," he said. "It did a little bit of swelling and then there was pressure on it from skating on it for a couple of days." Wilson will take the pre-game skate Saturday before coach Joe Sacco decides whether or not he'll play. Keep him on your fantasy bench until he is back in the lineup full-time.
News: Wilson missed Thursday's game against Vancouver with a leg injury, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: No details have been released on the nature of the injury, or how long Wilson will be out. Consider him day-to-day for now. Kevin Shattenkirk, recently called up from AHL Lake Erie, will likely continue to take Wilson's spot in the lineup.
News: Avalanche D Ryan Wilson returned to the rink on Wednesday after missing five games due to a head injury. In 26 shifts against the Ducks, he finished minus-1 with two PIM.
Analysis: With three goals and 14 assists on the year, Wilson has little Fantasy value when healthy.
News: Avalanche D Ryan Wilson (head) missed a fourth straight game Saturday as Colorado fell to the Coyotes.
Analysis: Wilson has little Fantasy value when healthy, so don't concern yourself too much about when he might return.
News: Avalanche D Ryan Wilson did not play in Wednesday's game against the Kings. He's missed three straight games due to a head injury.
Analysis: With three goals and 14 assists on the year, Wilson has little Fantasy value when healthy.
News: Avalanche D Ryan Wilson missed a second straight game on Monday against the Kings with a head injury. He remains day to day.
Analysis: Don't be surprised if Wilson has to sit out at least a week. The NHL is very cautious with players that suffer head injuries. Wilson has been a favorite of coach Joe Sacco's when the rookie blueliner has been healthy in 2009-10. Unfortunately, Sacco likes him more for his defensive effort than offensive. Wilson continues to have minimal Fantasy appeal when healthy.
News: Avalanche D Ryan Wilson missed his first game on Sunday against the Ducks since suffering a head injury on Wednesday against the Flames.
Analysis: Wilson has been a favorite of coach Joe Sacco's when the rookie blueliner has been healthy in 2009-10. Unfortunately, Sacco likes him more for his defensive effort than offensive. Wilson continues to have minimal Fantasy appeal when healthy.
News: Avalanche D Ryan Wilson left Wednesday's game against the Flames after suffering a head injury. He will not return. In 3:56 of ice time, he finished -1 with five penalty minutes and one hit.
Analysis: With three goals and 14 assists at plus-11 on the year, Wilson has little Fantasy value when healthy.
News: Avalanche D Ryan Wilson returned to the lineup on Thursday against the Wild after missing two games with a head injury. He had no points in 16:26 of ice time and finished at minus-1.
Analysis: Wilson has been able to work his way into the Avs' rotation as a rookie and impresses coach Joe Sacco with his hard work at the defensive end of the ice. Wilson will get the occasional point, but he still has minimal Fantasy appeal.
News: The Denver Post reports that Avalanche D Ryan Wilson (concussion) will return to action Thursday vs. Minnesota.
Analysis: Wilson, a rookie, hasn't been much of a Fantasy factor in his first NHL season with just 11 points in 39 games. Continue to ignore him in all but the deepest of leagues.
News: The Denver Post reports that Avalanche D Ryan Wilson (concussion) was back at practice on Tuesday.
Analysis: This is good news for Wilson and the Avs, but Wilson hasn't much of a Fantasy factor in his first NHL season when healthy. Continue to ignore him in all but the deepest of formats.
News: The Denver Post reports that Avalanche D Ryan Wilson has a concussion and won't be back in the lineup for the foreseeable future. "He won't be back until he's symptom-free," Joe Sacco said.
Analysis: Wilson is a rookie who has a solid 11 points in 38 games this season. Hopefully this concussion doesn't derail his season at all. Continue to ignore him in all but the deepest of seasonal leagues, but he still has some keeper value.
News: Avalanche D Ryan Wilson skated off the ice in the first period on Monday against the Oilers with a head injury and didn't return. He had no points in 4:34 of ice time and finished at even.
Analysis: The rookie Wilson has managed to keep a spot on the Avalanche blue line with strong play at both ends of the ice. Coach Joe Sacco likes the upside with the 22-year-old defender. However, Wilson remains a low-end Fantasy option since he is not an elite offensive player.
News: Colorado D Ryan Wilson picked up two firsts on Tuesday in a win over the Flames. Wilson recorded his first multi-point game of the season in the win and also scored his first goal. The goal came in the 1st period and started the scoring for both teams. He later assisted on Cody McLeod's 2nd-period goal.
Analysis: Wilson hadn't recorded any points since the end of October but has only played three games in November at this point. Wilson has been decent since making his NHL debut but is still not really worth owning in Fantasy play at this point.