Despite a recent report that he'd been upgraded to day-to-day, Ellis (upper body) remains on injured reserve, per Adam Vingan of The Tennessean. The defenseman reportedly missed practice Friday, though he was able to make it through most of the session in the previous day, when it appeared as though he was officially day-to-day. At any rate, the Predators have seven healthy blueliners on the active roster, affording Ellis ample time to recover. He'll be checked out again ahead of Saturday's home game against the Devils.
Ellis (upper body) has been upgraded to day-to-day. Ellis had been placed on injured reserve last weekend in order to clear a roster spot for defenseman Michael Liambas. However, Ellis -- who already has a pair of game-winners to his name this season -- evidently is making progress ahead of Saturday's home contest against the Devils.
Ellis (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. Ellis' injury wasn't expected to be serious, as he had carried a day-to-day label before missing Friday's game against the Jets, but now the savvy rearguard, who had put up three assists and 15 PIM against the Bolts on Nov. 21, will not be eligible to return until Dec. 3.
Ellis is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and won't play Friday against the Jets. It's a big loss for the Predators and fantasy owners alike, as Ellis has been heating up lately, having tallied six points (three goals, three assists) in his last eight games. With Ellis out Friday, Anthony Bitetto will slot into the Predators' lineup for the first time since the team's season opener.
Ellis scored a goal on his only shot in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Senators. Despite an almost three-minute bump in ice time from last year and consistent power-play action, Ellis has done little on the offensive end over Nashville's first 12 games -- he has only four points and 17 shots on net, well off last season's paces. Ellis has talent aplenty, but the Preds have looked a bit discombobulated in the early going, and he's been no exception.
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