D - PHI
The Flyers have placed defenseman Ryan Ellis on IR with a lingering lower-body injury.
There's no clear timetable for Ellis to return. It will be a little while though as head coach Alain Vigneault called him "week-to-week." It's a tough setback for Ellis, who projects to be a productive defenseman for his new team once he's able to get back on the ice. Stash him on IR if you can, or he's droppable if that's not an option for you.
Ryan Ellis will join the Flyers on their two game road trip, and while head coach Alain Vigneault indicated he's unlikely to play Friday against the Hurricanes, he seemed optimistic Ellis will play Saturday against the Stars.
Ellis has missed the Flyers' last eight games with a lower-body injury. He managed four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in the three games he has played this season, so he'll be a welcomed addition if he does return.
Ellis picked up two assists as well as a +1, two SOG, one hit, and five BLK in 27:35 in Nashville's 5-4 loss to Ottawa on Thursday night.
Ellis filled the stat sheet all the way around in this one. He remains second on the team in points and is a very solid start in Fantasy. Interesting fact: Nashville is the only team in the NHL with two defensemen in the team's top three scorers.
Ellis picked a goal and an assist in the Predators' 5-2 win over the Rangers on Monday. He was also +3 with two SOG, one hit, and five BLK.
Ellis is now second on the team with 23 points (five goals and 18 assists). The leading point getter is Roman Josi, who is Ellis' D partner. Ellis is one of a few solid fantasy starters on the Predators.
Ellis helped Kyle Turris on the power play, tying the game at 2-2 in the third period, with the Preds losing to the Lightning in overtime.
At twenty points in 27 games (+8), Ellis is ahead of last season's pace and is a reasonable fantasy play.