Elliot was acquired in a trade for Victor Bartley on Friday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. Friday was an eventful one for Elliott, who first cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Springfield. Then came the news that Elliott had been traded to Nashville, where there is a good chance he can revive his career. The Predators have a reputation for getting the best out of their defensemen, and Elliott will be trying to recapture the form that saw him score 13 points in 39 games as a 20-year old rookie in 2011-12.
Elliott has been waived by the Coyotes, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports. Elliott drew the short straw Wednesday with the Coyotes claiming Kevin Connauton off waivers from the Blue Jackets. Despite a current second-place standing in the Pacific Division, the Coyotes have a minus-8 goal differential and it's clear that they need more help defensively. Elliott's game is more concentrated on offense, so he didn't fit in as well as Connauton could with his stocky, 6-foot-2, 200-pound frame in front of the net.
Elliott picked up two points in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Hurricanes. Elliott now has two goals and two assists in 10 games on the season, but has come on strong lately. All four of his points have come in the last five games, including three in his last two.
Elliott (upper body) will return to the lineup Monday against the Ducks, Craig Morgan of the Arizona Republic reports. Elliott has only played in three games this season, a combination of healthy scratches and minor injuries, but he'll draw back in as a result of an upper-body injury to Nicklas Grossmann. He'll likely skate on the team's third defensive pairing.
Elliott (upper body) will not play Thursday night when his team faces the Avalanche. The writing was on the wall regarding Elliott's availability Thursday night since the blueliner missed practice this past Monday and Wednesday. He's only made his way into three games this season and owns a minus-2 rating while still searching for his first point.
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