Ryan finished the 2015-16 season with 22 goals, 34 assists and a minus-9 rating in 81 games. Ryan has gradually increased his production as a member of the Senators, finishing his third season with the team (previous six with Anaheim). The 29-year-old winger recorded 48, 54 and now 56 points, but unfortunately the disappointing rating was the worst of his career. The silver lining is that Ottawa should come out an improved squad next year, which should help Ryan continue his trend upward and possibly return to the 60-plus point glory he achieved with the Ducks.
Ryan (undisclosed) said he plans to play Thursday night against the Panthers, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. The ailment caused Ryan to leave Tuesday's tilt with the Penguins, but the prolific scoring winger should be fine for the upcoming contest. Ryan has grabbed 56 points in 79 games this season, which is his highest total in three years as a Senator. On the downside, he owns a minus-10 rating, which is the first time he's been on the undesirable end of the plus-minus rating as a full-time player.
Ryan left Tuesday's game against the Penguins with an undisclosed injury, and the winger did not practice Wednesday due to the ailment, but he's "feeling better," Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. The Sens are dropping like flies with just two games remaining on the schedule, with Ryan being the latest victim. The 29-year-old shot up to the first line after Mark Stone's upper-body injury, and if the winger is unable to skate in Thursday's matchup against the Panthers, coach Dave Cameron will have to get creative with his lineups (Stone is already ruled out). Ryan's 56 points will surely be missed if he's can't suit up.
Ryan notched a power-play assist in Saturday's 3-2 defeat at the hands of Philadelphia. Ryan has notched 10 helpers on the man advantage for the second straight year. What may come as a disappointment to owners, however, is that the winger has failed to find twine in 13 straight games. The seven apples in that span is acceptable, but with 22 markers on the season, it'd be nice to see the 29-year-old convert on the 22 shots he took in that stretch. With three games remaining, Ryan will look to do just that.
Ryan picked up a helper and four PIM in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Anaheim. Owners can now exhale, as Ryan snapped his four-game pointless streak. Fortunately, Ryan has been able to contribute in penalty minutes despite his recent struggles, totaling 10 PIM in his last six outings. The winger recently hopped back up to the second line next to Mika Zibanejad and Mike Hoffman, which should bode well for the 29-year-old moving forward skating alongside familiar faces.
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