Ryan Ellis D NAS 9 Days
Ryan Ellis was promoted to Nashville's second defense pairing, with Kevin Klein, in Wednesday's win over Columbus.
He received a season-high 18:12 of ice time in the Predators' 4-0 win. Ellis finished the contest with two assists and a plus-3 rating. He has picked up seven points in 23 games this season, but those numbers could go up if he can build off this performance.
Ryan Ellis D NAS 2 Months
Ryan Ellis will probably get into Nashville's lineup on Tuesday.
He's been a healthy scratch in the Predators' first two games of the season, but Roman Josi's injury has opened a hole for him on the back end. "I've been waiting all summer to get back at it. It's unfortunate what happened to Josi. It's tough, but that's when people have to step up," Ellis said. "Hopefully I can get in there and make a difference." He registered six points in 32 games last season with the Predators.
Ryan Ellis D NAS 2 Months
Nashville is hoping to see more offensive production from Ryan Ellis this season.
"He's not gifted with size. You want to be as strong and as fast as you can to give yourself some separation," coach Barry Trotz said. "Last year he concentrated so much on defending and there wasn't much offense out of him. Just a healthy balance is what I need." Ellis isn't expected to be used in many defensive situations for the Predators, so he'll probably need to produce points to remain in the lineup. He is also playing in the final season of his entry-level deal, so he would "love to have a big year." He has recorded five goals and 17 points in 64 games over his last two seasons.
Ryan Ellis D NAS 9 Months
Ryan Ellis was a healthy scratch Saturday.
Ellis is an offensive defenseman and if he is not scoring, he has little value to the Predators at this stage of his career as he is not a stellar defensive defenseman. He started off the season with four points in his first nine games but has only two in his last 22 games. Keep an eye on him for next season but it looks like this year may be a write off.
Ryan Ellis D NAS 11 Months
The Predators may turn to Ryan Ellis and Jonathon Blum for help on the blueline if GM David Poile can't swing a deal to strengthen his club following the free-agent loss of Ryan Suter in the off-season.
Both players are first-round selections who have struggled a bit with AHL Milwaukee this season. Ellis missed some time with a wrist injury and has just nine points in 20 games, while Blum has 12 points in 34 games and owns a minus-3 rating. If Poile can't acquire more experience then Nashville appears to be satisfied to run with Ellis and Blum. "Lately they've been playing very good in my mind, and I think in our system they should be in a good position," Poile said. "I'm pretty bullish on both of them." They should both make the team's opening roster barring something unforeseen.
Ryan Ellis D NAS 12 Months
Ryan Ellis registered an assist in the Milwaukee Admirals' 4-3 win over the Rockford IceHogs Friday night.
Ellis was selected 11th overall in the 2009 Entry Draft for his offensive prowess and could be a huge part of the Nashville power play when the season resumes. Ellis missed the Admirals' first 14 games due to a broken wrist but has five points in 10 games since coming back. He should be on everyone's draft list when the time comes.
Ryan Ellis D NAS Nov 24 '12
Ryan Ellis needed only two games to make a splash for the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals, scoring a goal and adding an assist in Friday night's shootout loss to Peoria.
Ellis is now a +4 with 2 points in the two games since his return from a broken wrist. The injury washed away his first 14 games of the year, but Ellis is expected to take major strides in his development this season in order to help narrow the gaping hole left by Ryan Suter's departure on the Preds' blueline.