Ryan O'Reilly
C BUF
1 day ago

O'Reilly scored his first two goals of the season, both of them on the power play, Tuesday against Vegas.

EDGE Analysis

After playing over 20 minutes in just one of his first five games, O'Reilly has now played at least 21 minutes in his past two games, including 26:56 in an overtime loss against Vegas. The veteran forward is now seeing his average ice time creep back over 20 minutes, and his first two goals now gives him four points in seven games. After a bit of a slow start, it looks like O'Reilly is back on track and hitting his stride. He made a promise to increase his offensive production this season and should make a run at topping 60 points.

Ryan O'Reilly
C BUF
4 days ago

O'Reilly finished Sunday's 3-1 win over Anaheim with an assist and a plus-1 rating.

EDGE Analysis

O'Reilly has had a slow start to 2017-18 -- his third as a Sabre -- notching two assists and going without a goal through six games. That said, O'Reilly is playing over four minutes per game on the man advantage, where he's scored 16 goals and 46 points over the past two campaigns, so it shouldn't be long before he gets back on track.

Ryan O'Reilly
C BUF
6 months ago

O'Reilly was voted by his teammates as the MVP, The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

O'Reilly's win comes at no surprise after finishing second on the team in scoring with 55 points and leading the league in ice time among forwards. His on-ice leadership and two-way play has earned the respect of many around the league, and he'll represent Canada at the upcoming World Championships in France and Germany. With captain Brian Gionta set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and a contract extension unlikely to come as the Sabres continue to build around its young core, O'Reilly is a leading candidate to inherit the mantle. Even though he's not an elite scorer, O'Reilly is still a valuable fantasy asset because of his 1,039 faceoff wins this season, which is only second to Patrice Bergeron's 1,089. With a healthy Evander Kane and Kyle Okposo on his flanks, he should be able to crack the 60-point mark next season.

Ryan O'Reilly
C BUF
6 months ago

O'Reilly has answered the call and will represent Canada at the World Championships, The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is the fourth appearance for O'Reilly at the Worlds, and will likely be the team's third-line center behind Mark Scheifele and Claude Giroux. He was an injury replacement for Canada at the World Cup, and despite failing to register a point in six games, was one of the team's most reliable two-way players. He'll assume a similar role under Team Canada head coach Jon Cooper.

Ryan O'Reilly
C BUF
7 months ago

O'Reilly scored a shorthanded tally to hit the 20-goal mark during Monday's loss to Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

The Buffalo captain has now registered 20 goals both seasons as a Sabre, and he's proven to be a reliable scorer with four straight 50-point campaigns. However, he hardly moves the needle in the peripheral categories with just 10 PIM, 20 hits and a minus-1 rating this year. He has shown an uptick in shot volume this season with 184 shots through 69 games, though. Still, while O'Reilly remains a solid fantasy asset, his upside is capped due to his underwhelming supporting statistics.

Ryan O'Reilly
C BUF
7 months ago

O'Reilly scored a goal and recorded three shots on net during Friday's shootout win over Anaheim.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran is turning in another solid offensive campaign with 17 goals, 47 points and 168 shots through 62 games. However, it's worth noting that O'Reilly provides little in the supporting categories. He has just 10 PIM, 18 hits and owns an even plus-minus rating, so the lack of peripheral coverage hurts his stock in certain settings. Still, he logs huge minutes (21:39 per game with 3:06 on the power play), so you can rely on his offensive production.

Ryan O'Reilly
C BUF
7 months ago

O'Reilly led off the games scoring with a goal 6:19 into the first period of Sunday's 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

The Sabres jumped out to a 3-0 lead, only to have their hopes crushed by the reigning champs. O'Reilly notched a point for the fourth-straight game, and a goal for the third-straight, with six points in that four-game span. Despite being on a low-scoring team, he's been red hot and deserves a fantasy start as long as this streak continues.

Ryan O'Reilly
C BUF
8 months ago

O'Reilly scored the Sabres only goal in Saturday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Lightning. It came on the power play.

EDGE Analysis

O'Reilly is on a three-game, five-point scoring streak in which he has scored two goals and three assists. His 43 points put him in a tie with Kyle Okposo for the team lead in scoring.

Ryan O'Reilly
C BUF
8 months ago

O'Reilly scored a power-play goal and dished out two assists -- one shorthanded -- in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Coyotes.

EDGE Analysis

The Sabres scored a pair of empty-netters, but O'Reilly got all his points the hard way, including assisting on Evander Kane's game-winner late in the third period. His scoring pace has slowed a tad this year -- 42 points in 54 games -- and he's had a couple of injury absences, so O'Reilly hasn't been a perfect fantasy asset, but it's hard to imagine a league so shallow that he isn't a quality play.

Ryan O'Reilly
C BUF
8 months ago

O'Reilly picked up a power-play goal and an assist in the third period of Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win against San Jose.

EDGE Analysis

He was instrumental in Buffalo's comeback from a 4-1 deficit -- O'Reilly's goal at 9:03 of the final frame made it 4-2, and his helper came on Kyle Okposo's game-tying tally 3:28 later. O'Reilly had been a bit cool lately, netting just two points in his past six games, but you can't keep the guy down for long. The time he's missed to injury will most likely keep him from hitting 60 points again, but that doesn't change the fact that O'Reilly is playing perhaps the best hockey of his career.