Ennis signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Senators on Monday.
Ennis appeared in 51 games with Toronto in 2018-19, notching 12 goals and 18 points while averaging just 9:56 of ice time per contest. The 29-year-old winger will likely take on a slightly more prominent role with the Senators in 2019-20, but he almost certainly won't produce enough offense to warrant a roster spot in most fantasy formats.
Ennis will likely draw into the Maple Leafs' lineup Monday for Game 3 with Nazem Kadri facing suspension, reports TSN.ca.
William Nylander is set to center the third line in Kadri's absence, so one of the Black Aces needs to step in. That's Ennis, at least for this game. He has eight points (three goals, five assists) in 14 career postseason contests. His ice time will be limited on the fourth line. And against the aggressive Bruins, Ennis will need to prove he can overcome his slight frame and disdain for physical play.
Ennis scored half of Toronto's goals in a 6-2 win over the Flames on Monday.
Ennis' first career hat trick helped the Maple Leafs secure a road win against a tough Calgary team. Ennis now has 12 goals and 17 points in 40 appearances this year, while occupying a bottom-six position for Toronto. He hasn't exceeded 25 points since earning 46 in 2014-15 with the Sabres, but he had his best skills on display Monday.
Ennis (ankle) will return to action against the Coyotes on Saturday, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Ennis was activated from injured reserve ahead of last Saturday's game against the Canadiens, but the Leafs opted to keep him out for three more games post-activation. Look for the veteran winger to handle bottom-six minutes upon his return.
Ennis (ankle) has been activated from injured reserve ahead of Saturday's game against the Canadiens -- per Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock -- Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports. However, there's no guarantee that he plays in this one.
Ennis obviously would need to bump someone from the lineup, and Hornby notes it likely wouldn't be Frederik Gauthier, who has a large family contingent attending the game to watch him play. Check back around warmups to see whether Ennis will suit up, and if so, it'll be interesting to see who he's tagging in for after a 17-game injury layoff.
Ennis (ankle) skated for the first time Monday, but won't be in the lineup against the Ducks, Dave McCarthy of NHL.com reports.
Ennis -- who will miss his 16th game due to his ankle injury -- was providing some quality depth scoring prior to getting hurt, as he notched six points in his previous 12 contests. Once given the all-clear, the winger figures to slot into a bottom-six role while Par Lindholm or Frederik Gauthier gets bumped from the lineup.
Ennis (ankle) has surfaced on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
Ennis will require ample time to recover from a broken ankle, which is rather significant given that the winger had been assuming a power-play role with 1:42 of average ice time in that key special teams situation. Look freshly recalled rookie Trevor Moore to be the physical replacement for Ennis, albeit without the man-advantage responsibilities.
Ennis broke his ankle during Saturday's game versus the Rangers, Kevin McGran of The Toronto Star reports.
Ennis will likely face an extended absence due to his injury. With Zach Hyman out long-term with an ankle injury as well, expect the Maple Leafs to recall a player from AHL Toronto before Sunday's game versus the Red Wings.
Ennis won't return to Saturday's game versus the Rangers due to an ankle injury, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Ennis is stuck on the fourth line but has logged consistent power-play minutes recently. If Ennis is unable to shake his injury before Sunday's game versus the Red Wings, the Maple Leafs will either need to recall a forward from AHL Toronto or they'll run seven defensemen.
Ennis scored two goals on four shots in a 7-2 victory against the Devils on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old has done little to warrant ownership in standard leagues, as this was his first multi-point affair this season. But his stock is trending in the right direction -- he has four goals with 12 shots on net in eight games this month. Ennis has seven goals and 11 points in 31 contests this season.
Ennis has three goals and two assists in 21 games this season.
He's sitting in the lower six and his skill set is top-six. That's a tough haul for this little spark plug. Ennis will find it hard to crack a scoring spot with the Leafs, but needs to find a way to produce to earn his next contract somewhere else. Unfortunately, his fantasy value is slim-to-nil right now.
Ennis finished Thursday's 3-0 loss to the Penguins with 8:57 of ice time.
The 29-year-old has recorded one assist in six games so far this season and has yet to emerge offensively as a member of the Maple Leafs. After back-to-back 20-goal seasons, Ennis has gone three straight years without tallying double-digits goals. Seemingly past his point-producing prime, Ennis should only be considered in deeper formats.
Ennis picked up another assist Saturday in a 3-2 win over Buffalo.
He continues to skate with Auston Matthews, and Ennis' natural offensive abilities are starting to shine. This line combination won't continue once William Nylander signs his new contract. But Ennis should deliver value on the third line.
Ennis scored twice in a 4-1 preseason victory over the Senators on Wednesday.
Reports surfaced last week that the 28-year-old would receive a chance to play alongside Auston Matthews, and Ennis took full advantage of that opportunity Wednesday. Seconds after a Matthews faceoff victory, Ennis grabbed the puck and cashed in his first goal. Ennis added an empty netter with under 20 seconds left. His playing time with Matthews remains contingent upon William Nylander remaining unsigned, but should the contract negotiations last into the regular season, Ennis will see a major boost in fantasy value.
Ennis will step in first to replace restricted free agent William Nylander (contract) on Auston Matthews' line in training camp, Kristen Shilton of TSN reports.
While Nylander stays away from training camp in pursuit of a new contract, Leafs' General Manager Kyle Dubas acknowledged that Ennis will get the initial opportunity to play on Matthews' wing. Ennis has seen his playing time go down each of the past three seasons, but a prolonged absence from Nylander would present a great opportunity for the 28-year-old in his first year as a Leaf.
Ennis is excited for a clean slate after signing a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Maple Leafs on Friday, the Toronto Sun reports.
Ennis appears to be the same guy off the ice as he is on it -- we're talking about a determined, self-aware energy winger. "There is definitely frustration over the last couple of years," Ennis said. "I have a chip on my shoulder and I want to prove a lot of people wrong. I think it builds character. It was refreshing to talk to Toronto and get a clean and clear outlook on things." Last year, he compiled eight goals and 14 assists over 73 games and 11:58 of average ice time with the Wild, but Ennis hasn't provided the type of return that one would expect from a first-round draft pick (2008). Taken 26th overall by the Sabres that year, he's been operating at a 0.563 points-per-game pace.
Ennis signed a one-year contract with the Maple Leafs worth $650,000 on Friday.
The Wild placed Ennis on unconditional waivers last week, so he was free for Toronto's taking. A shifty pivot who's listed at 5-foot-9 and 161 pounds, Ennis has accumulated 258 points (105 goals, 153 assists) in 492 career contests between the Sabres and Wild -- he spent eight years in Buffalo.
The Wild placed Ennis on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout Saturday, Sarah McLellan of the Star Tribune reports.
Ennis has one year remaining on his five-year, $23 million contract, so the Wild will free up approximately $2.4 million in cap space by sending him packing. The 2008 first-round pick is still a serviceable depth forward, so he'll likely garner interest from NHL clubs looking for bottom-six help this offseason.
Ennis compiled eight goals and 14 helpers while averaging 11:58 of ice time through 73 games in 2017-18.
In his first five seasons in the NHL, Ennis eclipsed 40 points three times and hit 30 points in the other two campaigns. That stretch ended with 20 goals and 46 points in the 2014-15 season, and his next two campaigns were shortened by injury. Ennis was mostly healthy in 2017-18 and posted 22 points, which doesn't scratch the surface of his old caliber of play.
Ennis won't play Friday against the Avalanche.
It's not clear whether Ennis is nursing an injury, but his absence allows rookie Luke Kunin to enter the lineup. Ennis has missed just one game all season, and he's had one goal and three points in the last six games, so it's unlikely he's being benched for poor performance. Expect an update after the game if something's bothering him.
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