The Crown has dropped its impaired driving case against
O'Reilly was charged after his pickup truck was alleged to have struck a Tim Hortons coffee shop in London, Ontario in the early hours of July 9, 2015. The Crown decided to drop the case after no eyewitnesses could place O'Reilly at the scene of the accident, and O'Reilly claims that he was not behind the wheel at the time. There was some trepidation toward O'Reilly's status for the beginning of the 2016-17 season due to the trial, but with the charges dropped he's no longer expected to miss any time. The versatile center led the
O'Reilly was third on the team with 21 goals and first with 39 assists, falling four points shy of his career-high. Despite a spotty record in free agency, the
Ryan O'Reilly picked up an assist for his 60th point of the year in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win against the Islanders.
Buffalo's year stops here, but O'Reilly was able to set a new career-high 39 assists and reach 60 points for second time. The center had a great all-around campaign at the helm on the first line, with the only downer being his minus-16 rating (worst of his career). The Buffalo Sabres should be a better team next season, which will only bode well for O'Reilly and his potential production.
O'Reilly missed Monday's practice for undisclosed reasons, but will be ready to go against New Jersey. He's the
Ryan O'Reilly missed Monday's practice and is considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Devils, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
There's no indication that O'Reilly suffered an injury in Saturday's game against the Rangers, but he did see a slight drop in ice time from his average. His absence could have big implications on the fantasy playoffs, so owners should check back for an updated status on game day.