Tyler Ennis
LW MIN
1 week ago

Ennis recorded four shots through 15:44 of ice time during Tuesday's 3-0 win over Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran winger skated primarily with Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund during Tuesday's game, and if they stick, it's a trio with potential. Ennis needs a shakeup, as he's registered just a single goal over his past 13 games and has seen his ice time climb and dip throughout the stretch. While there is still offensive potential, it's currently difficult to turn to Ennis in the majority of fantasy settings.

Tyler Ennis
LW MIN
1 month ago

Ennis scored a pair of goals on three shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old mysteriously lost his scoring touch in his final two seasons in Buffalo. While injuries played a role, Ennis' shooting percentage dropped from 10.8 percent in 2014-15 to 5.3 percent in 2015-16 and remained below 6.0 percent last season. Ennis scoring a pair early this season when he still has under 10 shots on goal is a sign that maybe Ennis will have some better luck this season. Should he stay healthy and return his shooting percentage to at least 10, Ennis is a candidate to score 15 goals.

Tyler Ennis
LW MIN
1 month ago

Ennis had an assist, six hits and two shots on goal in Thursday's win over Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

Ennis was on the third line with Joel Eriksson Ek and Chris Stewart that's been productive through two games. Ennis could have more opportunities in the short term with several forwards injured.

Tyler Ennis
LW MIN
5 months ago

Ennis and fellow winger Marcus Foligno were traded to the Wild on Friday in exchange for the Sabres acquiring Jason Pominville and defenseman Marco Scandella, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The diminutive flanker was protected by the Sabres in the expansion draft -- but was not chosen by the Golden Knights and ended up being a crucial trade chip for Buffalo in its pursuit to bring back Pominiville as well as a brutish, heavy-shooting rearguard in Scandella. As for Ennis, he only produced 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in 51 games of an injury-shortened campaign. When you consider that his ice time dropped by more than six minutes compared to the prior season, it's no wonder that the Swords did away with Ennis. He'll be free-agent fodder in the majority of fantasy leagues unless we see a positive reversal in playing time.

Tyler Ennis
LW MIN
5 months ago

Ennis was one of seven forwards protected by the Sabres for the expansion draft.

EDGE Analysis

This is a surprising move by the Sabres, considering Ennis has scored just 24 points in 74 games over the past two seasons due to various injuries. His ice time has dipped in each of his past three seasons, and it's clear that he's no longer considered a core player as the team builds around Jack Eichel and Ryan O'Reilly instead. Still, the Sabres obviously see some value in Ennis, who is the longest tenured player and showed some intriguing chemistry with Eichel during Eichel's rookie season. Protecting Ennis is a sign that the Sabres still have some hope for Ennis, though he won't be guaranteed a top-six role. He has two years remaining on his contract with a cap hit of $4.6 million.

Tyler Ennis
LW MIN
8 months ago

Ennis will skate alongside Jack Eichel and Ryan O'Reilly on Friday against Detroit, The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moving Ennis up the depth chart seems to be head coach Dan Bylsma's last resort to spark a Buffalo offense that has scored just two goals in regulation time over their past three games. Ennis has spent most of the year on the team's fourth line, quietly waiting for his opportunity even though he admits he's struggling in a checking role. With nine points in 41 games in his eighth season in Buffalo, Ennis' future with the team is murky. At 27 years old, he's in his prime, but injuries over the past two seasons have really hurt his development and production. He has a good matchup against a team that doesn't defend very well, but also keep in mind that the Sabres have four defensemen out with injuries, meaning the top line will have to take care of their own zone first, which may hurt their offensive opportunities.

Tyler Ennis
LW MIN
9 months ago

Based on the lines at the morning skate, Ennis will play alongside Jack Eichel and Marcus Foligno against the Ducks on Thursday, the Olean Times Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Sabres won their previous game in overtime against San Jose, but it was a costly one as the injury bug has hit the team again. Zemgus Girgensons (mid body) and William Carrier (knee) have already been ruled out and Evander Kane (hand) is a game-time decision, which means the Sabres were forced to call up Derek Grant, Evan Rodrigues and Justin Bailey from AHL Rochester. That has bumped Ennis up the depth chart to the second line, giving him a better chance to extend his four-game point streak. Ennis has been deployed sparingly since returning from injury by head coach Dan Bylsma, but this promotion gives him an opportunity to play more minutes and perhaps boost his production. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on Ennis in deeper leagues to see if he can nail down the top-six role, especially if Girgensons and Carrier's injuries are long-term.

Tyler Ennis
LW MIN
10 months ago

Ennis scored a third-period goal on his only shot during Monday's loss to New Jersey.

EDGE Analysis

Ennis has been limited to just 44 games over the past two seasons and has posted only six goals and 17 points. He's also been deployed in a fourth-line role of late, which doesn't help his fantasy prospects going forward. However, the 27-year-old winger does have a three-game point streak going with a goal and two assists.

Tyler Ennis
LW MIN
10 months ago

Ennis, who sat out as a healthy scratch in the second half of a back-to-back on Tuesday, is expected to play Friday against Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Ennis missed 30 games due to a groin injury and scored a goal in his first shift upon his return against Dallas, but did not play against Toronto the following night. Head coach Dan Bylsma made Ennis a healthy scratch despite the productive outing for precautionary measures, and will continue to ease him back into the lineup as he regains his strength. The Sabres have another back-to-back Friday and Saturday, and assuming Bylsma sticks to the same strategy, Ennis will likely be a game-day decision. A slick winger when he is on his game, Ennis has a favorable matchup against Detroit's poor goaltending. He has value in deeper formats given his role on a talented but inconsistent Sabres offense.

Tyler Ennis
LW MIN
10 months ago

Ennis did not dress for pregame warmups and will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's road matchup with the Leafs, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ennis just recently returned from a groin injury that cost him 30 games so it appears the Sabres are merely being cautious as they work the 27-year-old back into the fold. The winger has been hampered by injuries for large chunks of the past two seasons but given he's produced three 40-plus point campaigns in his NHL career, he warrants fantasy consideration when healthy.