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.
Ellis delivered two assists in a 3-2 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday.
Ellis is on a four-game, eight-point scoring streak that includes seven assists. He has 36 points in 44 games this season and he should best his career mark of 41 set last year (82 games). The growth in Ellis' game seems real.
Ellis produced three assists and four shots on goal in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
Ellis had a hand in both of Mikael Granlund's goals as well as a primary assist on a Roman Josi strike in the third period. Since his return from a concussion, Ellis has a goal and five helpers in four games. The 29-year-old is up to 34 points, 103 shots, 78 blocked shots and a plus-16 rating in 43 contests. He's still got time to match last year's career-high 41-point output.
Ellis scored a power-play goal and assisted on another in a 3-2 win over Ottawa on Tuesday.
Ellis' seventh goal of the year tied the game 5:17 into the second period, and just over four minutes later he assisted on Viktor Arvidsson's go-ahead goal with the man advantage. Ellis has three points and seven shots on goal in his last two games and now has 31 points in 42 contests on the year. It's the fifth straight season in which he's topped the 30-point plateau.
Ellis will join the lineup for Friday's game against the Blackhawks, Paul Skrbina of The Tennessean reports.
Ellis' activation off injured reserve was already a pretty clear indicator that he would be dressing Friday, but now any doubt can be put to rest. Ellis will aim to scrape off some of the rust Friday against the Blackhawks after more than a month on the sidelines and he still has a shot at surpassing his career-high 41 points posted a season ago with a strong second half.
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|05/08||vs CAR||W 3-1||0||1||1||+2||22:13|
|05/05||@ CLB||L 2-4||0||0||0||-1||22:39|
|05/03||@ CLB||W 4-3 (OT)||0||2||2||0||22:09|
|05/01||vs DAL||W 1-0 (OT)||0||0||0||+1||24:36|
|04/27||vs FLA||L 4-7||2||0||2||+2||20:51|
|04/26||vs FLA||W 4-1||0||0||0||+1||19:27|
|04/23||@ CHI||W 3-1||0||2||2||+2||23:51|
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