• Jets Let Ellerby Go

    News: Keaton Ellerby wasn't extended a qualifying offer by the Jets on Monday and will become an unrestricted free agent, Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
    Analysis: Keaton Ellerby recorded 16 points in 41 games for AHL St. John's last season, but otherwise spent much of his time in the press box during his stint with the Jets. The 10th overall draft pick in 2007, Ellerby looks to be little more than an organizational-depth option on the blue line at this juncture.
  • Jets' Ellerby Gets Assist In Lineup Return

    News: Keaton Ellerby recorded an assist in his 16:58 of ice time Saturday against the Flames.
    Analysis: Saturday's game went down as the only appearance of the season for Keaton Ellerby, who had sat in the press box since being called up from AHL St. John's in mid-March. Ellerby only played in the regular-season finale because Jacob Trouba and Tyler Myers were resting, so the 26-year-old shouldn't be viewed as a candidate to see the ice during the postseason.
  • Jets Recall Ellerby From AHL St. John's

    News: Keaton Ellerby was recalled from AHL St. John's on Friday, Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
    Analysis: With Tyler Myers dealing with an upper-body injury and uncertain to play Saturday against the Lightning, Keaton Ellerby will be brought aboard as an insurance option. With the exception of Myers, the Jets have six other healthy defensemen already on the roster, so Ellerny may be forced to serve as a healthy scratch even if Myers is ruled out.
  • Jets Reassign Ellerby

    News: Keaton Ellerby was reassigned to AHL St. John's on Saturday, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.
    Analysis: The returns of Toby Enstrom and Mark Stuart from injured reserve required the Jets to demote at least one of their blueliners, and Keaton Ellerby ended up being their choice. He stayed with the Jets for all of two games, serving as a healthy scratch in both contests.
  • Jets Recall Ellerby

    News: Keaton Ellerby was recalled from AHL St. John's on Monday.
    Analysis: Keaton Ellerby was recalled as part of a move that sent Evander Kane to injured reserve. The reason for the Jets making the move is a bit unclear. One possibility Ellerby was recalled as insurance for one of the defenseman nursing an injury, or it could just be in preparation for the team's three-game road trip on tap later in the week.
  • Jets' Ellerby Waived

    News: Winnipeg waived Keaton Ellerby on Monday with the intention of sending him to AHL St. John's, Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
    Analysis: Keaton Ellerby played in 51 games for the Jets last season and only managed two goals and four assists with a plus-four rating. He has never scored over 12 points in his NHL career so even if he does get called back up to the Jets, he won't have a big offensive impact.
  • Jets Re-Sign Ellerby To One-Year, Two-Way Deal

    News: Keaton Ellerby re-signed with the Jets on a one-year, two-way contract Thursday.
    Analysis: The Jets didn't extend a qualifying offer to Keaton Ellerby after the season ended, but elected to bring the 25-year-old back in unrestricted free agency to shore up some depth on defense. The blue liner has dealt with much tumult on the personal front this season after three of his extended family members were murdered, which understandably explains why he took until late July to sign with a team. Ellerby is expected to be available once training camp starts, but the Jets will likely be willing to grant him additional time off he might need while coping with the tragedy.
  • Jets' Ellerby Likely Out Again Thursday

    News: Keaton Ellerby (lower body) is expected to miss his third straight game, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
    Analysis: Keaton Ellerby wasn't on the ice for morning skate as he continues to tend to the injury. Paul Postma will take his spot in the Jets' lineup.
  • Jets' Ellerby Has Lower Body Injury

    News: Keaton Ellerby is dealing with a lower body injury, the Winnipeg Sun reports.
    Analysis: There's not much news on the nature of Keaton Ellerby's ailment, but it was enough to keep him out of Tuesday's 2-1 shootout win over the Coyotes. With just two goals and four assists through 51 games this season, his absence should only affect the deepest of fantasy leagues.
  • Jets' Ellerby Poised For Return To Lineup

    News: Keaton Ellerby will likely be in the lineup Thursday against the Coyotes, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
    Analysis: Paul Postma appeared to be skating as the extra defenseman at morning skate, meaning he'll likely be a healthy scratch while Keaton Ellerby slots in on the third pairing with Adam Pardy. An illness prevented Ellerby from playing in the Jets' last game before the break, but he should be sufficiently healthy by this point. Ellerby has two goals and three assists over 36 games with the Jets.