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16 Ryan Potulny C
Height/Weight: 6-0/190 | Birthdate: 9/5/1984 | Birthplace: Grand Forks, ND, USA | Team: | College: Minnesota | NHL Experience: 6 | Salary:   | Owned/Started%: 0/0

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7/2/2011

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Capitals Sign Potulny

News: The Capitals have signed Potulny for the 2011-12 season, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Potulny was a frequent traveler last season, having played for the Blackhawks and more recently, the Senators, in addition to each of those team's minor league affiliates. Potulny has 126 games worth of NHL experience, but has also consistently seen time in the minors since the Flyers selected him in the third round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. The journeyman will provide organizational depth at the center spot for the Capitals.

3/15/2011

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Potulny Demoted By Sens

News: The Senators have re-assigned Potulny to AHL Binghamton, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Potulny, who was acquired by the Senators on Feb. 28 from the Blackhawks, is scoreless in 10 NHL games this season.

3/1/2011

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Sens Recall Potulny From AHL

News: Ottawa recalled Potulny from the AHL on Tuesday reports the club's web site.
Analysis: Potulny will play with the big club for the remainder of the season and get a chance to show what he's capable of in the hopes of landing a contract extension with Ottawa. He'll line up for Tuesday's game against Boston with Jesse Winchester at center and Francis Lessard on the other wing. This is currently Ottawa's fourth line, so don't expect a lot of fantasy numbers to be generated.

2/28/2011

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Potulny Traded To Sens

News: The Blackhawks have traded Potulny to Ottawa for Chris Campoli. The deal also includes a conditional second-rounder from each side, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
Analysis: Potuly moves on to his third NHL organization. He's been a productive scorer in the AHL before and flashed a little offense at times with Edmonton last year, but the former third-round pick hasn't been able to develop into a consistent presence. He has 41 points in 58 games in the AHL this season.

12/14/2010

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Blackhawks' Potulny Back To AHL

News: Potulny was sent to the AHL after a one-game stint with the Blackhawks, Chicago Tribune writer Chris Kuc reports.
Analysis: Potulny took one (missed) shot in about 9.5 minutes of play against Colorado, and it doesn't seem likely that his impact in near future NHL games will be drastically different.

11/2/2010

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Blackhawks' Potulny Sent Down

News: Potulny has been assigned to Rockford, according to James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail.
Analysis: Potulny, who got called up when Dave Bolland got hurt, did not record a point in two games with the Blackhawks. Potulny has minimal fantasy value in most formats.

10/30/2010

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Blackhawks Recall Potulny From Rockford

News: Potulny has been recalled from the AHL, reports the Blackhawks' official site.
Analysis: Potulny has six points, including two goals, with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL in eight games this season.

10/30/2010

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Blackhawks: Potulny Recalled from Rockford

News: Potulny was recalled from Rockford of the AHL on Saturday to replace Dave Bolland, who did not make the trip to Minnesota because of an unknown injury, the Daily Herald reports.
Analysis: Potulny, 26, is second on the IceHogs with four assists and third on the squad with six points, two goals and four assists, in eight games this season.

10/5/2010

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Blackhawks Place Potulny on Waivers

News: Potulny was placed on waivers by the Blackhawks on Tuesday for the purpose of sending him down to Rockford of the AHL, the Daily Herald reports.
Analysis: Potulny signed as a free agent in September after skating with the Oilers last season with 15 goals and 17 assists. Potulny should be up with the Blackhawks sometime this season.

9/9/2010

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Signs with Chicago

News: Potulny signed a one-year deal with the Blackhawks on Wednesday, the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
Analysis: Potulny had 15 goals and 17 assists last season for the Oilers. He will add veteran depth to Chicago's front line.

2/15/2010

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Potulny has five goals in last 11

News: The Sports Xchange reports C Ryan Potulny is one of the few Oilers who actually headed into the Olympic break on a high. He is second on the team with 14 goals and had five in 11 games before the break.
Analysis: Potulny is having a career campaign in 2009-10, and that is because Edmonton has given him a chance to finally play on a regular basis. He impresses coach Pat Quinn because he drives hard toward the net and has a good motor. With Edmonton in selling mode, we are likely to see Potulny play often down the stretch. Still, he is not a great multi-point threat and has low-end Fantasy appeal.

2/11/2010

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Potulny scores 13th goal

News: Oilers C Ryan Potulny scored his 13th goal of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Ducks.
Analysis: Potulny has 21 points in 42 games this season as he looks to earn himself a full-time NHL job for the first time. He remains just a low-end flier in the deepest of leagues for now.

2/4/2010

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Potulny burns former team

News: Ryan Potulny scored the game's only goal during a power play with 17 seconds left, and the Edmonton Oilers won their second straight following a 13-game skid, topping the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 on Wednesday. With Philadelphia's Darroll Powe in the penalty box, Sam Gagner sent a backhand pass to the hard-driving Potulny. The former Flyers forward shoveled his 12th of the season past goalie Michael Leighton.
Analysis: Potulny has three goals in his last five outings. He has his first 20-point season in 2009-10 and has been a nice surprise for Edmonton. Potulny has done a good enough job for Edmonton to keep his spot in the lineup and avoid a demotion to the minors. Still, he is by no stretch of the imagination a must-start Fantasy option. Potulny is merely a flier for the deepest of Fantasy formats.

1/23/2010

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Potulny has 1-and-1 night

News: Oilers C Ryan Potulny scored a goal and tallied an assist on Friday against the Stars. Potulny put in his own rebound past goalie Marty Turco on the power play 13:12 into the first. It was his first goal in five games.
Analysis: Potulny has done a good enough job for Edmonton to keep his spot in the lineup and avoid a demotion to the minors. He does have 18 points in 34 games, but he is still by no stretch of the imagination a must-start Fantasy option. Potulny is merely a flier for the deepest of Fantasy formats.

1/13/2010

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Potulny nets two points Tuesday

News: Oilers C Ryan Potulny scored a goal, tallied an assist and finished at minus-1 on Tuesday against the Predators. Potulny made it 4-2 with five minutes left on the game's first power play. It was his ninth goal and second score in seven games.
Analysis: Potulny has done a good enough job for Edmonton to keep his spot in the lineup and avoid a demotion to the minors. He does have 16 points in 29 games, but he is still by no stretch of the imagination a must-start Fantasy option. Potulny is merely a flier for the deepest of Fantasy formats.

12/29/2009

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Potulny sets new high in goals, points

News: Oilers C Ryan Potulny had his team's only goal during a 4-1 loss to the Flames on Monday. Edmonton scored 2:02 into the game when Potulny tipped in a shot by defenseman Jason Strudwick during a scramble in front of goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff. It was his eighth goal and third in seven games.
Analysis: Potulny set new career highs with 13 points and eight goals on Monday. This is his most extensive action since the 2006-07 season and it appears he could stick around since he has been one of Edmonton's best players since late November. Still, Potulny is merely a flier for the deepest of Fantasy formats.

11/29/2009

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS Potulny red hot since recall

Ryan Potulny

Potulny red hot since recall

News: The Sports Xchange reports Oilers forward Ryan Potulny has played only 11 games since being called up from Springfield (AHL), but he already has five goals which, believe it or not, puts him third in team scoring among active players. "There's not really a feeling out process," Potulny said. "If you come in scared or nervous you're not going to play well. Obviously there's a little bit of nerves, it's a good nervous, but you just have to go play hockey."
Analysis: Potulny has pretty much been in a minor leaguer in his career, but with all the injuries that have plagued the Oilers, he is getting a chance for regular minutes. If he keeps this up, Edmonton can't afford to send him down to the minors. But before we jump on the Potulny bandwagon, we will continue to monitor his progress. He is still just a stopgap Fantasy option.

11/19/2009

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Potulny has tying goal vs. Avs

News: Ryan Potulny and Patrick O'Sullivan scored third-period goals and the Edmonton Oilers overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Wednesday. After Sam Gagner pulled the Oilers within one with 16 seconds left in the second period, Potulny tied it on a power play at 2:45 of the third. It was his second goal of the season.
Analysis: Potulny was recently recalled from the AHL as Edmonton has dealt with a rash of injuries. Once the team gets close to 100 percent, Potulny might be returned to the minors. He is not worth owning in Fantasy.

11/8/2009

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Two Oilers play after recall

News: LW Liam Reddox and C Ryan Potulny were in uniform for the Oilers on Sunday against the Avalanche after being recalled from Springfield of the AHL on Saturday. Potulny had a goal and an assist, while Reddox had an assist and plus-1 rating.
Analysis: Reddox and Potulny are just up with the team as the Oilers deal with some injuries. Both players are likely headed back to the AHL shortly. Don't put them on Fantasy rosters.

7/29/2009

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Potulny stays with the Oilers

News: The Oilers re-signed forward Ryan Potulny Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Analysis: The 24-year-old Potulny had three points (no goals) in eight games with the Oilers in 2008-09. He has totaled seven goals and 17 points in 52 NHL games with the Oilers and Flyers. Potulny had a pretty good season in the AHL last year with 38 goals and 62 points in 70 games. But he is having a hard time cracking a NHL lineup full time, so he has little to no Fantasy appeal.

2/6/2009

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Oilers makes some roster moves

News: Oilers GM Steve Tambellini announced Friday that Theo Peckham was recalled from Springfield of the AHL. Ryan Potulny was sent down to Springfield to clear a roster spot, and joining him will be Jean-Francois Jacques on a two-week conditioning assignment. Jacques has been out all season following back surgery.
Analysis: Jacques, Potulny and Peckham are just organizational depth for the Oilers at this point and could bounce around all season. It's safe to ignore them in Fantasy until they become NHL regulars.

1/31/2009

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Potulny fails to stat after recall

News: Ryan Potulny was on the Oilers' second line Friday against the Wild after recently being recalled from Springfield (AHL). Potulny, who had three assists in four games in his previous stint with the big club, didn't record a point in 11:02 of ice time Friday.
Analysis: Potulny is trying to make a permanent stay in the NHL after failing to do so with the Flyers. He is having a good season in the minors, but is trying to break out of the Quad-A status -- too good for the minors, not good enough for the pros. Potulny has little Fantasy appeal until further notice.

1/30/2009

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Potulny back up with Oilers

News: The Oilers have recalled C Ryan Potulny from the AHL.
Analysis: Potulny was acquired from the Flyers in June and has been up and down from the minors this season. He has no Fantasy value at this time.

1/20/2009

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS

Ryan Potulny

Potulny sent back down

News: The Oilers have assigned C Ryan Potulny to Springfield of the AHL.
Analysis: Potulny has marginal Fantasy appeal until further notice.

1/12/2009

Ryan Potulny, C, WAS Potulny has two assists after recall

Ryan Potulny

Potulny has two assists after recall

News: Former University of Minnesota star Ryan Potulny had two assists in his first game for the Oilers during Sunday's 2-1 win against the Blues. Potulny was called up from Springfield of the AHL on Sunday to replace Zach Stortini, who placed on injured reserve after sustaining a lower-body injury Friday night in a fight with San Jose's Brad Staubitz.
Analysis: Potulny leads the AHL's Springfield Falcons with 17 goals and 31 points in 36 games. Potulny has had some good season in the minors, but never could break into the NHL on a permanent basis with the Flyers. He is hoping to change that with Edmonton and got off to a nice start Sunday. Still, he has marginal Fantasy appeal until further notice.