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Top Joakim Ryan News

  • Hurricanes' Joakim Ryan: Recalled from taxi squad

    Ryan was promoted to the active roster for Monday's game against Nashville, per CapFriendly.

    Ryan will suit up with the Hurricanes for the first time since April 26. The 27-year-old has been held without a point in three games this season.

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  • Hurricanes' Joakim Ryan: Shifts to taxi squad

    Ryan was assigned to the taxi squad Tuesday, per CapFriendly.

    Ryan played the last three games, but he came out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Stars because Teuvo Teravainen returned from a concussion. The 27-year-old forward can continue to practice and travel with the team for now.

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  • Hurricanes' Joakim Ryan: Will play Saturday

    Ryan will be promoted to the Hurricanes' active roster and play Saturday versus Florida, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.

    Ryan is expected to skate on Carolina's third pairing against the Panthers. The 27-year-old American made his season debut Thursday versus Florida, logging one blocked shot in 10:53 of ice time.

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  • Hurricanes' Joakim Ryan: Dropped to taxi squad

    Ryan was sent to the taxi squad Friday, CapFriendly reports.

    Ryan made his first NHL appearance of the season and his Hurricanes debut in Thursday's game against the Panthers. Brady Skjei's (concussion) status for Saturday's rematch with Florida is uncertain so Ryan could be recalled to skate in a bottom-pair role again.

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  • Hurricanes' Joakim Ryan: Playing Thursday

    Ryan will be promoted to the active roster and play Thursday versus Florida, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.

    Brady Skjei is in the NHL's concussion protocol, so Ryan could be in for an extended stay on the active roster. The 27-year-old blueliner is expected to skate on Carolina's third pairing against the Panthers.

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  • Hurricanes' Joakim Ryan: Demoted to AHL

    Ryan was sent to AHL Chicago on Monday, CapFriendly reports.

    Ryan has been with the taxi squad all season and hasn't seen any action at the NHL or AHL levels. He should see some playing time in the minors before likely returning to the taxi squad at some point.

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  • Hurricanes' Joakim Ryan: On waivers Monday

    Ryan was designated for waivers by the Hurricanes on Monday, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.

    Ryan will almost certainly end up on the taxi squad, which will allow him to practice with the team, though he'll still need to be officially called up in order to get into a game. In 35 games for the Kings last year, the 27-year-old defenseman registered one goal on 54 shots, four assists and 24 hits while averaging 19:09 of ice time.

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  • Hurricanes' Joakim Ryan: Inks two-way deal

    Ryan signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on Monday.

    Ryan logged just 35 games for Los Angeles last season in which he registered one goal, four assists and 46 blocks while averaging 19:09 of ice time. The blueliner has seen his games played steadily drop each season to the point of having to accept a two-way contract. As such, the 26-year-old should be expected to spend some time in the minors this year, though he'll have a chance at making the 23-man roster during training camp.

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  • Kings' Joakim Ryan: Hasn't played since February

    Ryan's final game before the hiatus was Feb. 26 against the Penguins, as he played just 35 of Los Angeles' 70 contests this season.

    Los Angeles likely doesn't see Ryan as part of its youth movement, so it seems like he could depart in free agency this summer. Given that he has just 24 career points in 141 games, he's someone you can safely ignore from a fantasy standpoint.

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  • Kings' Joakim Ryan: Spends another game in press box

    Ryan missed his second straight game Sunday, as he didn't play against Vegas.

    Ryan is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year, and it seems likely the Kings don't see him in their long-term plans. He isn't a fantasy contributor anyway, so this shouldn't affect any owners.

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  • Kings' Joakim Ryan: Plays big minutes in return

    Ryan (undisclosed) skated 23:02 in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Lightning.

    Ryan had three shots on goal and a blocked shot in his 25 shifts. The defenseman missed 10 games with the injury, but he was immediately called on to fill the void in the absence of Drew Doughty (undisclosed). Ryan remains a non-factor in fantasy with just three points, 35 shots and 36 blocks in 28 appearances.

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  • Kings' Joakim Ryan: Ready to return

    Ryan (undisclosed) is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Lightning, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

    Ryan has been sidelined for over a month with an undisclosed injury, but it doesn't appear as though coach Todd McLellan is planning on easing him in against Tampa Bay, as he's expected to skate with Alec Martinez on the Kings' top pairing Wednesday. Nonetheless, the 26-year-old American has only notched three points in 27 games this campaign, so he isn't a viable fantasy option.

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  • Kings' Joakim Ryan: Shifts to IR

    Ryan (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Ryan is eligible to return from IR at any point, but it's still unclear what's bothering the 26-year-old blueliner. His absence from Saturday's game versus the Predators opens up a spot for Alec Martinez to return to the lineup after missing 18 games with a wrist injury.

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  • Kings' Joakim Ryan: Dealing with undisclosed injury

    Ryan is considered day-to-day due to an undisclosed injury, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Coach Todd McLellan wasn't exactly clear on Ryan's recovery timeline, though it seems all but certain he will miss Saturday's matchup with Nashville. It's unclear if the blueliner was a healthy scratch for the past two contests or if his absence from the lineup was due to his injury. With Kurtis MacDermid set to have a hearing with the league, the Kings may need to promote a player from the minors in order to bolster their defensive depth.

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  • Kings' Joakim Ryan: Gathers helper

    Ryan recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Oilers.

    Ryan had the secondary assist on center Michael Amadio's lone tally in the third period. The blueliner is now up to three points, 21 blocked shots and 20 shots on goal through 17 appearances this season. That low output makes Ryan a non-factor in the vast majority of fantasy formats.

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  • Kings' Joakim Ryan: Breaks lengthy goal drought

    Ryan scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Jets.

    Ryan hadn't scored since the 2017-18 campaign, his rookie year with the Sharks. It was just his second point in 14 appearances this season. The 26-year-old has added 17 shots on goal, eight hits and 13 blocked shots in a limited and mostly defensive role.

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  • Kings' Joakim Ryan: Skates in fourth straight game

    Ryan's 21 shifts against the Islanders on Wednesday marked his second-highest total of the season.

    Ryan rejoined the Kings' lineup after the team returned from a 3-0 loss at Arizona on Nov. 21 and has dressed for all four games of the team's homestand, getting 17:14 of ice time against New York. However, his offensive contributions have been nonexistent, as he hasn't found the scoresheet since Oct. 12 against Nashville, his first game of the year. Even in daily competition, he offers virtually no fantasy value.

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  • Kings' Joakim Ryan: Sees minimal ice time

    Ryan logged a season-low 14:03 of ice time versus Minnesota on Tuesday, registering just one shot as a result.

    Considering Ryan has served as a healthy scratch in 11 of 18 games this season, the fact that he is at least in the lineup is the step in the right direction. Still, the blueliner's spot is tenuous at best as he will face challenges from Kurtis MacDermid for ice time.

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  • Kings' Joakim Ryan: Posts minus rating in past two

    Ryan is scoreless in his past three games and has been a minus-1 in each of his past two contests.

    Ryan wasn't much of a fantasy contributor in San Jose, and moving to Southern California hasn't changed much of anything in that aspect. He's a depth guy for the Kings and shouldn't be on your radar for fantasy purposes.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 189 lbs
Birthplace: Rumson, NJ
Age: 28
Experience: 4
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