Ellis was traded by Nashville to Philadelphia in exchange for Philippe Myers and Nolan Patrick on Saturday. Patrick was subsequently traded to Vegas in exchange for Cody Glass, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
The Flyers were in desperate need of a top-pairing defenseman, and they've acquired just that in Ellis. The 30-year-old blueliner has been excellent for the Predators over the past five seasons, posting 45 goals, 167 points, 588 shots, 231 hits, 534 blocked shots and a plus-81 rating while averaging 23:46 of ice time in 281 appearances. He'll get a boatload of ice time at even strength with Philadelphia and should also be a strong contributor on one of the team's power-play units.
Ellis posted an assist, three shots on goal, two blocked shots and two PIM in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Hurricanes in Game 6.
Ellis set up Mikael Granlund's tally at 1:13 of the second period. The 30-year-old Ellis was a strong scoring option from the blue line with a goal and four helpers in six games. He added 13 shots on net, 14 blocked shots and a minus-1 rating in a top-four role.
Ellis posted an assist in a 4-3 double-overtime win over the Hurricanes for Game 4 on Sunday.
Ellis is posing quite the challenge for the 'Canes in this opening series, as the 30-year-old already has one goal and three assists. Listed at 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, Ellis overcomes his relatively small stature due to his hockey smarts, quickness and expending a ton of energy.
Ellis posted an assist, three shots on goal, three blocked shots and two hits in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 1.
Ellis earned the secondary assist on Filip Forsberg's first-period goal. The 30-year-old Ellis ended the regular season with nine points in his last 14 games, giving him some momentum ahead of the playoffs. He had 18 points in 35 contests overall in the regular season. The Ontario native is likely to work in a top-four role during the postseason, which should lend him opportunities to get involved on offense like he did Monday.
Ellis is expected to be a healthy scratch for Monday's tilt with the Hurricanes, NHL.com reports.
Ellis is one of several regular skaters that Nashville will rest Monday as the team is already locked into a playoff spot. The 30-year-old blueliner ends the season with 18 points and 63 blocked shots in 35 games.
Ellis crafted two assists Monday in a 4-3 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.
Ellis has three multi-point outings over the last five games, providing an ideal curtain call for fantasy managers vying for a spot in the playoffs. The do-it-all defender started slowly this season and then had to undergo surgery for an upper-body injury, but he should continue to be a useful commodity for the three games remaining on Nashville's regular-season schedule.
Ellis scored twice on five shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Panthers.
Ellis scored the Predators' first and fourth goals in the contest, but the Panthers rallied from behind in the third period. The 30-year-old defenseman is up to five goals, 15 points, 69 shots on net, 55 blocked shots and a minus-1 rating through 31 appearances. He'll continue to work in a top-four role.
Ellis registered two assists, three blocked shots, two shots on net and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Ellis set up goals by Ryan Johansen and Erik Haula in the contest. The 30-year-old Ellis now has 13 points, 63 shots, 51 blocks and a minus-4 rating through 29 appearances. He'll continue to be a part of the Predators' top four, although he's lacking the scoring touch that allowed him to pile up 38 points in only 49 outings last season.
Ellis scored a goal on two shots and added three hits in Sunday's 3-2 shootout win over the Stars.
Ellis scored in his second game back from a 20-game absence due to an upper-body injury. The 30-year-old defenseman has immediately returned to a top-four role. He's produced 10 points, 49 shots on net, 38 blocked shots and 13 hits through 23 outings this year. Ellis provides a little grit with a solid scoring touch -- he could help fantasy managers in deeper formats.
Ellis (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
Ellis hasn't played since Feb. 28, missing the last 20 games after needing surgery. The 30-year-old blueliner has nine points in 21 games this season. He will likely make his return Saturday against the Lightning.
Ellis (upper body) underwent surgery earlier this month, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports.
It's unclear exactly what Ellis' procedure was but it helps explain his lengthy absence. Head coach John Hynes pointed out that the 30-year-old blueliner is skating but isn't close to returning yet. He's missed 11 games and doesn't have a set timetable to return.
Ellis (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Ellis was placed on injured reserve as a result. The 30-year-old blueliner is currently second on the team in ice time, averaging 24:39 per contest, and he's recorded nine points and 37 blocked shots through the first 21 games. The four-week timeline would allow Ellis to return March 30 against the Stars.
Ellis collected an assist in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Red Wings.
Ellis set up Erik Haula for the Predators' game-tying tally in the third period, but the Red Wings rattled off three straight goals after that. The 30-year-old Ellis has points in four of the last six games, so he's provided a steady flow of offense from the blue line. The Ontario native is up to nine points, 43 shots on goal, 34 blocked shots and a minus-5 rating through 19 contests.
Ellis registered a power-play goal on three shots and had two blocks Thursday in a 3-2 win over Detroit.
Ellis was an absolute workhorse, racking up 28:45 of playing time that was nearly five minutes more than any other Predator. He opened the scoring with 5:02 left in the first period, sliding down into the left circle before blasting a one-timer past Detroit goalie Thomas Greiss. Ellis has picked up the offensive pace as of late, totaling two goals and three assists in his last seven games.
Ellis extended his current point streak to four games with an assist in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Panthers.
Following a rough start to the season with just one helper in his first seven games, Ellis finally seems to be rounding into form. He currently sits second on the team in ice time, averaging 24:48 per game, and continues to skate on the Preds' first defensive pairing opposite Roman Josi, so the opportunities for him to contribute offensively should continue to be plentiful. Start him with confidence.
Ellis was held off the scoresheet for the third time in four games in Friday's 7-0 blowout loss to the Stars.
True, Ellis hasn't done much so far this season. However, the Preds are only averaging 2.5 goals scored per game (which ranks them 23rd out of 31 teams in that category), so his teammates haven't done much either. In the meantime, Ellis plays on the team's top defensive pairing opposite Roman Josi, leads the team in average TOI (23:58) and has the second-most shots on goal (17), so something's got to give sooner or later. Bottom line, keep him in your fantasy lineups for now -- he's too good for this cold streak to last much longer.
Ellis picked up two assists during Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Coyotes in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup Qualifier.
He was a big factor in the game even getting to OT, as Ellis recorded the primary assist on the Nashville goals that tied things up at 2-2 and 3-3, but he couldn't find a third helper before the team was bounced from the playoffs. The 29-year-old blueliner only played 49 regular-season games this season but still managed 38 points (eight goals, 30 assists), potentially setting him up for a big 2020-21 campaign if he can stay healthy.
Ellis scored a goal on five shots and added a pair of blocks Sunday in a 4-3 loss to the Coyotes in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Ellis found the net with a one-timer from the point in the opening minute of the third period, pulling the Predators to within 4-2. It was one of his five shots in the game, which topped all defensemen. Ellis was his typical workhorse self, logging just over 26 minutes of ice time, including nearly 10 minutes of special teams duty. The 29-year-old had 38 points in 49 regular-season games and is a steady fantasy contributor in most categories.
Ellis has eight goals, 38 points and a plus-16 rating in 49 games this season.
Despite missing 20 games in the middle of the season, Ellis is right in the neighborhood of the career-high 41 points he scored last year. The 29-year-old blueliner has now scored at least 30 points in five straight seasons. If the NHL decides to resume the 2019-20 campaign, Ellis will have a good chance at setting a new career best in points.
Ellis scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Stars.
His second-period snapshot from along the boards was the only shot to beat Ben Bishop on the afternoon, but it was all the offense Juuse Saros would need. Ellis has been making up for lost time since returning from a concussion in late February, scoring two goals and nine points in his last eight games.
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