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Ribeiro scored a goal and added an assist Tuesday, finishing plus-2 in a 9-2 massacre of the Leafs.

He struggled mightily on faceoffs, winning just eight of 24, but the veteran center continues to find the scoresheet with regularity. He's only failed to register a point three times in his last 16 games and has been particularly good lately, with six points and a plus-8 rating in his last five contests. All this despite extremely limited special-teams production -- Ribeiro hasn't collected a point on the man advantage since Oct. 18 despite averaging more than three minutes per game on the power play this season.

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Ribeiro scored his fourth goal, added an assist and went plus-2 in Tuesday's win over the Oilers.

Although the veteran center hasn't exceeded one shot on goal in any of the last five games, he's nonetheless racked up five points and a plus-5 rating in that span. The goals will remain a blessed rarity unless Ribeiro finds a way to shoot the puck more -- not a development that we can expect from him at age 34.

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Ribeiro added an assist - his third in as many games and ninth point of the season - during Sunday's win over Vancouver.

Ribeiro is really thriving in his new surroundings this season, centering the Preds' first line in between James Neal and Filip Forsberg. Keep him rolling while he's hot.

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Ribeiro picked up his third goal of the year and added an assist in Tuesday's shootout win over the Coyotes.

A nice night for the veteran against the Coyotes, with whom he spent a disappointing 2013-14 season. That's also four straight games with a point for Ribeiro after he opened the year with a pair of scoreless outings.

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Ribeiro scored the game-tying goal in an eventual shootout loss to the Flames on Tuesday.

Ribeiro was the beneficiary of a Craig Smith shot that ricocheted off a pack of players parked in front of the net to an opening at the right post, where the center slapped home the puck. Bought by the Coyotes in the offseason after a falling out with team brass, Ribeiro should be poised for better numbers this season working next to James Neal on the top line.

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Ribeiro is a likely candidate to center the Predators' top line this season alongside James Neal, The Tennessean reports.

Ribeiro and Neal were teammates in Dallas for three seasons (2008-2011) prior to the trade that sent Neal to Pittsburgh, so it makes sense for the Preds to try and re-create whatever chemistry may have existed between the two back then. In fact, Ribeiro's two best seasons came during this period (83 points in 2007-08 and 78 points in 2008-09), however don't expect him to put up similar numbers with his new team. We think a 50-point season is within his reach, with upside to 60+ if all goes well.

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Mike Ribeiro admitted that he was dealing with marital problems last season that he believes impacted his performance.

Ribeiro said that those issues resulted in him not being committed to his job with the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes inked him to a four-year, $22 million contract last summer, but GM Don Maloney decided to buy him out in June, citing "real behavioral issues" that the team "could not tolerate." Ribeiro is now a member of the Nashville Predators on a one-year, $1.05 million contract. "I had a chance to really focus on myself and really learn about myself," Ribeiro said. "That's why I'm comfortable. What Mr. Maloney said - it shocked some people, my wife wasn't happy about it. I sat down, thought about it. I'm comfortable with myself now. I'm open with what happened or didn't happen with our marriage issues, and really I think I'm comfortable with it and not trying to hide it." If he can put all this behind him, then Ribeiro would be a serious candidate to record 60-70 points in 2014-15.

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The Nashville Predators have signed Mike Ribeiro to a one-year, $1.05 million contract.

The fact that Ribeiro will earn just $1.05 million after commanding a four-year, $22 million contract last summer speaks volumes to how severe his fall from grace has been. Ribeiro didn't have a particularly good season, but the Coyotes said they bought him out due to "behavioral issues" rather than performance ones. Perhaps that scared off other suitors, but the Predators needed a center that was worthy of playing alongside James Neal and when he's at his best, Ribeiro certainly qualifies. This could be a big bounce back season for him.

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Mike Ribeiro is expected to make a decision regarding his future this week.

Ribeiro agreed to a four-year, $22 million contract with Arizona last summer, but they bought him out after just one season. They cited "real behavioral issues" that the team "could not tolerate" as the reason. While that's concerning, Ribeiro is typically a solid top-six forward and would be a fine addition to most teams.

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The Coyotes reportedly bought Mike Ribeiro out due to "real behavioral issues" that the team "could not tolerate."

Interesting. Ribeiro ended up spending just one season with the Coyotes after signing a four-year, $22 million contract. It's worth noting that while the Coyotes are freeing up some cap space, they were not expected to come near the ceiling in the first place.