Ellis (upper body) didn't skate with the team Sunday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
There's still no clear timeline on Ellis' recovery, but he'll likely need at least another week since he's not on the ice yet. For the time being, Yannick Weber is expected to work on the top pairing with Roman Josi.
Coach John Hynes said there's still no definitive timeline on Ellis (upper body), Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Ellis has been out since taking a hard hit to the head from Corey Perry -- who was suspended five games for the collision -- on Jan. 1. He won't start skating until after the All-Star break at the earliest. Matt Irwin and Yannick Weber will stay in the lineup until Ellis can return.
The Predators placed Ellis (upper body) on injured reserve Friday.
Ellis was on the receiving end of a vicious elbow to the head from Dallas' Corey Perry during Wednesday's Winter Classic and will be sidelined for a minimum of three games as a result. Nashville recalled Alexandre Carrier in a corresponding move to fill in on the back end until Ellis is ready to return.
Ellis exited Wednesday's Winter Classic against the Stars with an upper-body injury, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Ellis took an elbow to the head from Corey Perry, who was handed a game misconduct for the hit. The NBC broadcast reported that Ellis won't return. The 28-year-old is having a career year with 28 points through 38 games. He'll aim to get healthy for Saturday's clash against the Kings.
Ellis tallied two assists, including one with the man advantage, in a 5-4 loss to Ottawa.
Rarely a threat to light the lamp himself, Ellis has been an assist machine this season. The top-pairing, power-play quarterback defenseman has found the helper column 22 times across 34 games this season. While they came in a loss, Ellis' two points Thursday give him three straight multi-point games. He also finished with a game-high five blocked shots.
Ellis had two assists with three shots and added two blocks and two hits in Tuesday's 8-3 win over the Islanders.
Ellis drew the primary assist on each of Nashville's final two goals as the Predators erased a 3-1 deficit with seven unanswered. In his last two games, Ellis has a goal and three assists with a plus-5 rating. The 28-year-old is enjoying a typically strong season, having amassed five goals and 20 assists with a plus-13 rating in 33 games.
Ellis scored an empty-net goal and added an assist in Monday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.
He also racked up five blocked shots, two shots on goal, two PIM, a hit and a plus-3 rating on the night. It's his first multi-point performance since Oct. 19, but Ellis hasn't been slacking over the last eight weeks -- the veteran defenseman has a solid five goals and 23 points through 32 games, putting him on pace for a career-best campaign.
Ellis scored a goal on three shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to Vegas on Wednesday.
Ellis converted a feed in the slot to tie the game at 2-2 midway through the second period. The 28-year-old has cooled off after racking up 14 points in October, but he still has 19 points in 24 games overall this season. Ellis is on his way to a second straight season of 40-plus points from the blue line.
Ellis picked up an assist, three shots on goal, three blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blues.
Ellis got on the scoresheet late with the secondary assist on Calle Jarnkrok's empty-net tally. He also had two hits and two PIM in the stat-sheet-filling performance. The 28-year-old defenseman is up to 18 points, 48 shots on goal and 41 blocked shots through 22 games.
Ellis scored a goal on three shots while contributing three hits and three blocks in a 9-4 loss to Colorado on Thursday.
Ellis was able to get a point shot through traffic that clanged off the post and in, getting the Predators on the board in the first period. It was the third goal of the year for Ellis, who now has 16 points in 16 games and is well ahead of his pace from last year, when he amassed a career-high 41 points in 82 games.
Ellis finished Monday's 6-1 win over Detroit with an assist.
The small-but-scrappy defenseman has 15 points in 15 games in 2019-20, including 13 helpers. Ellis also blocked two shots, dished out a hit and received a major penalty in the win.
Ellis registered a power-play assist and three blocked shots in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Ducks.
Ellis has been tearing it up recently, with nine assists in his last five games, including three on the power play. The 28-year-old defenseman has 12 points, a plus-8 rating and 16 blocked shots in nine games this season, providing great two-way play on the Predators' top pairing.
Ellis registered two helpers, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Coyotes.
Ellis had a hand in both of the Predators' goals in the game. It's the third-straight two-assist outing for the defenseman, who is up to nine points, 16 shots on goal and 12 blocks in seven contests this season. Full-season fantasy owners will be pleased with the production, and DFS players will want to jump on the blueliner while he's hot.
Ellis assisted on the first and last goals of Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.
The defenseman went plus-2 and added a pair of shots and a pair of hits. Ellis has been on fire with seven points and a plus-6 through six games this year. He had a career-high 41 points in 82 games in 2018-19.
Ellis delivered two assists in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Kings.
He was also minus-2. Ellis already has five points, including four assists, in five games this season. The Preds are putting up a ton of goals this season and Ellis has been a big part of it. His pace will quiet, so enjoy it while it lasts.
Ellis recorded a goal, an assist, three shots, four blocks and a plus-4 rating in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Wild.
Ellis was a force on both ends of the ice, and he scored the first goal of Nashville's season early in the second period. After being prone to injuries earlier in his career, Ellis played all 82 games for the first time last season and walked away with a career-high 41 points. He could be even better this year if he stays healthy.
Ellis posted an assist, two shots on goal and three blocked shots in a 3-2 loss to the Stars in Wednesday's Game 1.
Ellis recorded 41 points in 82 regular season games and is off to a positive start despite the Predators being behind 1-0 in the best-of-seven series. As a top-pairing defenseman who averaged 24:01 per game this year, Ellis will likely make a positive impact for fantasy owners during the playoffs.
Ellis scored his team's lone goal in Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Penguins.
Ellis' game-tying marker with 3:01 left in regulation earned his team a point in the standings and also earned him a new personal best in points for a season at 39. Staying healthy has been the key to Ellis' success, as he'd likely be the owner of multiple 40-point campaigns by now if not for injuries. Just last season, he recorded only seven fewer points in 31 fewer appearances. In 2018-19, the blueliner has dressed for all 75 of his team's games thus far, so his chances of finally cracking 40 points look good with seven games left on Nashville's schedule.
Ellis tied his career high in points (38) with an assist in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Maple Leafs.
Ellis has been a rock-solid presence on the Preds' blue line this season. Not only is he just two points away from the 40-point plateau, he has also set new career highs in average ice time (24:08), assists (32), blocked shots (142) and hits (65). He continues to line up opposite Roman Josi on the team's first defensive pairing, giving him significant fantasy value in all formats. Keep deploying him on a nightly basis and enjoy the rewards.
Ellis assisted on two tallies in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Jets.
The minutes-munching defenseman made the most of his time in this contest, even if it wasn't enough to help the Predators. Ellis had gone through a mini-slump, going pointless over the three previous games. He's at 35 points in 67 games this season, just three points shy of his career high from 2016-17. He's also been credited with 127 blocked shots and 128 shots on goal, which boosts his value in formats using those categories.
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