Ryan (finger) has been placed on injured reserve per the NHL Media site.
With numerous injuries coming out of the Sens' matchup with the Jets on Sunday, the team needed to make some call-ups and created room under the 23-man limit by placing Ryan on IR. While the team has yet to provide a timeline for the winger's return, he remains out indefinitely. While his production level has dipped this season -- just 24 points in 50 outings -- the 29-year-old remains a solid mid-range fantasy option when healthy.
The veteran's production has declined dramatically this season, as he's totaled just 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists) through 50 games. The
Ryan (illness) skated in warmups before Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, TSN 1200 reports.
The fact Ryan participated in warmups makes it quite likely he is going to play in this game. He was questionable due to an illness, but if it isn't keeping him from skating in warmups, it probably won't keep him out of the game. Of course, the once prolific Ryan only has 12 goals and 24 points in 49 games, so he's not the fantasy weapon he used to be.
The winger tripped into the calendar month by failing to record a point through the team's first five games, but he picked up the pace with a goal and two helpers between games against the Sabres and Devils, respectively. Hopefully, he can tough out whatever bug he's dealing with so as to not break up the positive momentum. The
Ryan ended a five-game point drought with a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Sabres.
He'd missed the scoresheet in all five of the Sens' February games before waking up in this one, including firing a season-high six shots on goal. Still, Ryan has just nine points in his last 20 contests, which isn't cutting it for fantasy owners. A 50-plus-point man in each of the last two seasons, the winger appears highly unlikely even to approach that level this year, as he owns modest totals of 23 points and 83 shots in 48 contests.