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37 Matt Ellis LW
Height/Weight: 6-0/208 | Birthdate: 8/31/1981 | Birthplace: Welland, Ontario, Canada | Team: Buffalo Sabres | College: None | NHL Experience: 8 | Salary: $525,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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4/14/2014

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres' Ellis Tallies Goal In Finale

News: Matt Ellis scored his fourth goal of the season in Sunday's finale against the Islanders.
Analysis: Matt Ellis compiled six points in 50 games for the Sabres, averaging less than 10 minutes a game while serving as a bottom-six forward. Buffalo actually placed him on waivers early in the season only to go unclaimed by every other team, making him little more than a replacement-level player.

2/13/2014

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Ellis Seeing Limited Minutes For Sabres

News: Matt Ellis has five points and a minus-5 rating over 25 games for the Sabres.
Analysis: The production isn't terrible for a fourth-line player on the Sabres, but it's difficult to be optimistic about his prospects. He's struggling to see 10 minutes of ice time per night on the league's worst team.

12/26/2013

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres Send Back Ellis To Minors

News: Matt Ellis has been returned to AHL Rochester, Amy Moritz of The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Since being recalled Dec. 14, Matt Ellis appeared in five games for the Sabres, scoring one goal while averaging just over 10 minutes of ice time. He'll now be rejoining the Rochester as it prepares for a trip to Switzerland, where it will be one of six teams participating in the Spengler Cup.

12/15/2013

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres Recall Ellis

News: Matt Ellis was recalled from AHL Rochester on Saturday.
Analysis: With Cody Hodgson missing his second straight game with a lower-body injury, Matt Ellis will enter the lineup Saturday in what marks his season debut. Despite being ruled out, Hodgson was able to participate in pregame warmups and appears close to returning, suggesting Ellis' stay with the Sabres could be rather brief.

9/23/2013

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres Place Ellis On Waivers

News: The Sabres placed Matt Ellis on waivers Monday, Kevin Allen of USA Today reports.
Analysis: Matt Ellis re-signed with the Sabres after appearing in six games with Buffalo last season, but given that he will open the 2013-14 campaign in the minors, don't expect his role to be much different.

7/4/2013

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Matt Ellis: Inks Two-Year Deal To Remain With Sabres

News: Matt Ellis has signed a two-year, two-way deal, reports the team's official website.
Analysis: The veteran forward did not record a point in six games last season, and spent most of the year with the Sabres' AHL affiliate in Rochester. He holds very little fantasy relevance, and is a likely candidate for a leadership role in the AHL.

2/12/2013

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres' Ellis Clears Waivers

News: Matt Ellis cleared waivers and has been assigned to AHL Rochester.
Analysis: The Sabres needed to free up a roster spot for Robyn Regehr, so the veteran center was sent down to the AHL after failing to record a point in six contests for Buffalo.

2/10/2013

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres' Ellis Placed On Waivers

News: Matt Ellis has been placed on waivers, WGR550.com reports.
Analysis: With Robyn Regehr (ankle) expected back Sunday, the team had to open room on the roster, so Matt Ellis got the bump. Ellis hasn't recorded a point in six games this season, but there's always a chance another team takes a flier on the 31-year-old winger.

4/2/2012

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres' Ellis Returns To Health

News: Matt Ellis is once again healthy after missing the last 10 games with a knee injury, reports Sabres.com.
Analysis: Coach Lindy Ruff didn't mention if he will be playing Tuesday against the Leafs, but his counting stats (three goals, five assists, 25 PIMs) don't suggest any impending fantasy impact.

3/12/2012

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres' Ellis To Miss Time With Knee Injury

News: Matt Ellis (knee) will miss Monday's game against the Canadiens, reports the team's website.
Analysis: Matt Ellis left Saturday's game in Ottawa with the injury and could be out for a while. His fantasy numbers won't do much for your squad, but the Sabres will miss his intangibles during their playoff push.

3/10/2012

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres' Ellis Leaves Saturday's Contest

News: Matt Ellis left Saturday's shootout win in Ottawa in the third period due to a left leg injury, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Matt Ellis isn't a big scorer by any means -- just eight points on the season -- but his all-around play recently has been a big boost for the Sabres as the top line has struggled at times. He's needed for a bottom line as the Sabres try to land one of the final playoff spots in the East.

10/15/2011

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres' Ellis Continues To Be Healthy Scratch

News: Matt Ellis, who has been a healthy scratch for the first three games, will sit again on Saturday night, according to according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis: The Sabres have played a fast-break style of offense in their first three games, a style that doesn't suit Matt Ellis' style of play.

10/5/2011

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Ellis Sits As Sabres Open Up European Slate

News: Matt Ellis was the lone healthy scratch in Tuesday's exhibition in Germany.
Analysis: Matt Ellis has made the club, but at this point it seems like he's going to be watching the games in street clothes until an opportunity presents itself.

9/26/2011

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres' Ellis In Battle For Final Roster Spot

News: Matt Ellis is battling Luke Adam and Cody McCormick to be the final forward to make the Sabres roster before they head to Europe to open the season, according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Matt Ellis' attitude and work ethic had Lindy Ruff in love with him, but you can say the same about McCormick. It may come down to financials, and offense, and if it does, Adam would be the choice. However, of the three players, two will likely stay with the team, one in a reserve role. The third guy will likely be sent to AHL Rochester.

7/19/2011

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Ellis Re-Signs With Sabres

News: The Sabres have re-signed Ellis to a multi-year contract, fan590.com reports.
Analysis: Ellis, who went without a point in 14 games with the Sabres this past season, gives the team some depth up front, but is unlikely to achieve much fantasy relevance after having scored just 13 goals in 201 NHL games to date.

4/23/2011

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Ellis Recalled By Sabres

News: Ellis was recalled by the Sabres on Saturday, WGR550.com reports.
Analysis: Ellis is up after Jason Pominville suffered what looked like a severe lower body injury during Friday night's Game 5 win over Philadelphia. It figures to be Ellis or Mark Mancari -- who is also with the club but has been a scratch for the first five games of the series -- who will take Pominville's place.

4/13/2011

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres Send Ellis Back To Portland

News: Ellis was sent back to Portland on Wednesday, according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Ellis was up to fill the void left by the glut of injuries on the wing for the Sabres. Now that Mike Grier and Patrick Kaleta are healthy, Ellis can go down to Portland and help them in the AHL playoffs.

1/22/2011

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres Recall Ellis

News: Ellis has been recalled by the Sabres from their AHL affiliate in Portland, according to Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Ellis is a grinder who is the closest thing the Sabres have to fill the shoes of Pat Kaleta, who is on the shelf with a broken hand. Ellis went pointless in six games earlier with the Sabres, and shouldn't be considered a serious fantasy option as he could very well be back on his way to Portland after Sunday's game.

11/20/2010

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Ellis Sent to Portland by Sabres

News: The Sabres sent Ellis back to their AHL affiliate in Portland on Saturday, according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Ellis did not earn a point in his six appearances while with the Sabres.

11/6/2010

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres Recall Ellis

News: Ellis was recalled by Buffalo on Saturday, according to WGR550.com.
Analysis: Ellis will replace injured Drew Stafford in the lineup. He has been very good this season in Portland, with three goals and 10 assists in 13 games.

10/6/2010

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres' Ellis Clear Waivers

News: Ellis has cleared waivers and will report to Portland (AHL), Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: He'll be one of the first recalled from Portland when the Sabres need forward depth, but Ellis doesn't have a skill set that makes him worth holding onto at this point, even in deeper formats.

10/4/2010

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Sabres Waive Ellis

News: The Sabres placed Ellis on waivers Monday, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: Ellis set career highs nearly across the board last season, but he was never more than a fourth-liner for Buffalo with very little fantasy value.

8/31/2010

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Matt Ellis Re-Signs With Sabres

News: The Sabres and Ellis agreed to terms on a one-year contract on Tuesday, according to the Sabres website.
Analysis: Ellis had career highs in games played (72), points (13), and assists (10) last season for Buffalo. He should see time on the fourth line for the Sabres, but carries very little value in fantasy leagues.

12/18/2009

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Ellis has first goal since Oct. 21

News: Sabres LW Matt Ellis scored a goal during Friday's game against the Maple Leafs. Ellis chased Vesa Toskala after his wrist shot went in from the left circle with 7:12 left in the second to make it 4-1. It was his second goal and first since Oct. 21.
Analysis: Ellis went 21 games without a point before lighting the lamp on Friday. That should clue you in to his Fantasy appeal -- he has none. Ellis is way more important to the Sabres than Fantasy owners.

10/21/2009

Matt Ellis, LW, BUF

Matt Ellis

Ellis returns, scores vs. Florida

News: Sabres LW Matt Ellis returned to the lineup Wednesday against the Panthers after missing one game with a quad injury. He scored a goal and finished at plus-2. Buffalo went up 3-0 at 4:37 in the first on Ellis' goal as he beat Tomas Vokoun with a slap shot. Ellis has three points during a three-game point streak.
Analysis: Ellis has a point in half of his games this season and is providing a nice presence on the left side of the ice. However, we don't expect his offensive pace to continue. Ellis has minimal Fantasy appeal despite the goal.