Ryan Reaves
RW PIT
3 weeks ago

Reaves is averaging just 6:35 of ice time over his last 10 outings.

EDGE Analysis

With such limited opportunities, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Reaves has just three points on the year. In fact, outside of hits (80) and PIM (66), the winger doesn't offer much in terms of fantasy value. The 30-year-old -- along with owners -- should be well aware of his role as an enforcer tasked with protecting the Penguins' star players, a job that doesn't lend itself to scoring a lot of goals.

Ryan Reaves
RW PIT
2 months ago

Reaves has posted one goal in nine games for Pittsburgh so far in the 2017-18 season.

EDGE Analysis

Although Reaves isn't providing much offense he's still logged 40 penalty minutes, 18 hits, and blocked four shots so far in the 2017-18 season. These are fairly impressive numbers given that he's only averaging 6:45 seconds of time on ice so far this year. Still, don't expect the 30-year-old to pick up his point production on the fourth line, but he should keep increasing his hits and penalty minutes throughout the season.

Ryan Reaves
RW PIT
6 months ago

Reaves has been traded to the Penguins, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Penguins wanted to add some toughness to their club and that is exactly what Reaves brings to the table. The hulking winger posted 13 points and 104 penalty minutes for the Blues last season. Reaves offers virtually nothing offensively and he is only a fantasy option in leagues that highly value PIM's.

Ryan Reaves
RW PIT
6 months ago

Reaves is unavailable to be taken by the Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft.

EDGE Analysis

The physical winger has played with the Blues since he entered the league in 2010, and he has surpassed the 200-hit mark in each of his past four years, even though he never averaged more than nine minutes of playing time over the course of a season. It leaves only speculation as to why St. Louis wants to keep a player who posted his career high in goals and points this season, with seven and 13, respectively. This move by Blues' general manager Doug Armstrong was most likely made to keep a enforcer, spark plug, and true leader with the organization.

Ryan Reaves
RW PIT
9 months ago

Reaves delivered five hits over 12:37 of ice time in Monday's 4-1 win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Reaves has played a more controlled game this season, taking fewer penalties and not being so quick to seek out a body for the sake of the punishment, but has picked up the pace in both categories of late. The man who leads the Blues with 209 hits (2.9 per game) and 92 minutes in penalties (1.28 per game) is averaging 4.6 hits and 1.8 PIM per game over the last eight. Reaves' activity is a sure sign we're getting closer to playoffs.

Ryan Reaves
RW PIT
10 months ago

Reaves (foot) has been cleared for action and will be in the lineup for Tuesday's tilt with Edmonton.

EDGE Analysis

After missing Monday's practice to have his foot examined, Reaves was a full-participant in Tuesday's morning skate, where he assumed his normal spot on the fourth line. If you're looking for hits, then Reaves is your guy. Outside of that, the hulking wing doesn't provide much from a fantasy standpoint.

Ryan Reaves
RW PIT
10 months ago

Reaves injured his foot while blocking a shot during Sunday's loss, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The bruising winger missed Monday's practice while having his foot evaluated, so no further information was available. Reaves point-production has always left a lot to be desired, but he can contribute in deeper leagues, owning high figures in the penalties in minutes and hits columns. Look for the team to give an update on Reaves status for Tuesday's game against Edmonton after morning skate.

Ryan Reaves
RW PIT
10 months ago

Reaves, who started Tuesday's game on the third line, was dropped back to the fourth line in St. Louis' 5-3 loss to Winnipeg.

EDGE Analysis

Reaves finished with a mere 8:07 of ice time as he was eventually replaced by Nail Yakupov on the third line. He's become much less of an enforcer in 2016-17, but his offensive upside is limited and is best suited for fourth-line duty.

Ryan Reaves
RW PIT
11 months ago

Reaves will skate on the third line Tuesday against the Jets, Tom Timmerman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a rare opportunity off the fourth line for Reaves, who hasn't done anything out of the ordinary to earn a promotion, but he'll be getting playing time Tuesday with more the offensively skilled Patrik Berglund and Robby Fabbri. Nail Yakupov is expected to take Reaves' spot on the fourth line.

Ryan Reaves
RW PIT
11 months ago

Reaves scored his third goal of the season and rung up five hits in the Blues' 3-0 win over the Penguins on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

A very nice win for the Blues, who had lost three straight, and the heroes were of the unlikely kind. Reaves scored his first since Dec. 13 along with fellow fourth-liner Scottie Upshall (five goals) and defenseman Colton Parayko (three goals), which was much more than enough for backup goalie Carter Hutton. Reaves also picked up an undisciplined high-sticking penalty in the third period when it was still a two-goal game and Pittsburgh was pressing. The PIM may good for fantasy lineups, but if a stupid penalty ends up hurting the team, it could lead to healthy scratches.