Ryan had a goal and assist in a 3-2 win over the Rangers on Wednesday.
Ryan has two goals this season. Coincidentally, they've come against both New York teams, as his other goal was Dec. 1 against the Islanders. Not coincidentally, the games Ryan has scored in are the only games that Ottawa has won since the Senators returned from Sweden. Put simply, the Senators need Ryan contributing if they're going to get anywhere this year, and his owners as well as the Sens will be hoping this two-point night gets him going.
Ryan didn't suffer a break when his hand was slashed in Friday's contest against Tampa Bay and will play Sunday against Winnipeg, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
The former Duck has a history of hand and finger issues, so there was some concern that he could face an extended absence after suffering the injury. While Ryan is dealing with soreness, he'll continue in his usual top-six role and could be playing with newfound confidence after recording a goal and an assist in his last outing.
Ryan took a slash to his right hand by defenseman Nick Leddy in Friday's game against the Islanders, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
The American winger still logged 16:17 of ice time and managed his second multi-point game, adding a goal and an assist apiece, but given that he's missed extended time with hand/finger injuries in the past, this is something to monitor ahead of Sunday's game against the Jets.
Ryan scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in a 6-5 win over the Islanders on Friday.
Ryan did miss almost a month with injury (finger), but he played seven games in November without finding the scoresheet. Not coincidentally, Ottawa lost all seven of those games. Both the Senators and Ryan's owners will be hoping this two-point night will lead to a return of the form he showed in last year's playoffs.
Ryan (finger) was activated from injured reserve Monday.
The American forward was originally projected to miss a full month of action, but with Monday's transaction he appears set to return a week early and play Thursday against Pittsburgh. Ryan struggled mightily during the previous regular season, scoring just 13 goals and 25 points in 62 games, but rediscovered his game in the 2017 postseason when he scored 15 points in 19 games. A four-time 30-goal scorer, Ryan began 2017-18 with six assists in eight games before suffering the injury and will look to continue this success when he rejoins the lineup, skating on Matt Duchene's wing.