Rielly notched the game-winner in overtime Wednesday to deliver a 5-4 win over Montreal.
Honestly, the goal was nice but it wasn't the best part of his game. Rielly was flat-out incredible in transition and in stripping guys of the puck in the defensive zone. He made that part of his game look simple. This season could be the next level of his ascension into the NHL's elite.
Rielly scored an empty-net goal and logged three shots in a 3-0 win over Columbus on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Rielly sealed Toronto's victory when he found the empty net in the final minute of the third period. The workhorse logged a team-leading 24:37 of ice time, over five minutes more than the next-closest Toronto defenseman. Rielly scored just three goals during the regular season after a 20-goal campaign in 2018-19.
Rielly (foot) will return to the lineup Tuesday against Tampa Bay, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Rielly has been sidelined for nearly two months with a fractured foot, but it doesn't appear as though coach Sheldon Keefe is planning on easing him back in, as the 26-year-old blueliner is expected to skate on Toronto's top pairing and second power-play unit against the Lightning. The Vancouver native has notched three goals and 27 points while averaging 24:15 of ice time in 46 games this campaign.
Rielly (foot) could rejoin the Maple Leafs' lineup as soon as March 10, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
In February, it was reported that Rielly was looking at a late-March return, but that timeline looks to have moved up by a week or two. The 25-year-old blueliner has been out since mid-January after fracturing his foot. Rielly's tallied 27 points in 46 games this season and should return to his usual role on the team's top pairing.
Rielly (foot) is expected to return to practice during the Maple Leafs' upcoming three-game road trip.
Rielly has been out for over six weeks of an eight-week projection initially. The defenseman isn't expected back until late March at this point, but that timeline may change if he's judged to have recovered faster than expected.
Rielly (foot) will begin weight-bearing exercises with a target return of late March, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Rielly already missed 12 games due to his foot injury and figures to be sidelined for another month. With the blueliner sidelined along with Cody Ceci (ankle), the Leafs will utilize Rasmus Sandin and Timothy Liljegren in the third pairing, though Martin Marincin could also earn the occasional look.
Rielly (foot) is scheduled to see the doctor later this week, reports the Toronto Sun.
It's a checkpoint appointment to see how well Rielly is healing. At the time of his injury, reports indicated he would be gone eight weeks. He's about halfway through that period. Rielly's recovery could result in the Leafs trading for additional help on the back end, as they can ill afford to be without a defender of his caliber for another month.
Rielly (foot) will miss at least eight weeks after sustaining a fractured foot during Sunday's loss to the Panthers.
Rielly blocked a shot during the contest and immediately went down in pain. He underwent a CT scan Monday that confirmed the team's fears, and the 25-year-old will be placed on injured reserve. The Maple Leafs recalled Rasmus Sandin from AHL Toronto to help fill the void. Rielly has 27 points through 46 games, and he'll be reevaluated in mid-March.
Rielly notched an assist, three shots on goal and two blocked shots in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Panthers.
Rielly has picked up helpers in each of the last two games following a five-game point drought. The 25-year-old is up to 27 points, 122 shots, 66 blocks and a plus-6 rating in 46 contests overall. While he likely won't come anywhere near the 72 points he had in 2018-19, a 50-point campaign isn't out of the question.
Rielly generated an assist and went plus-3 in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Jets.
Rielly set up Auston Matthews' equalizer late in the third period. The assist snapped a five-game point drought for the defenseman, who now has 26 points (three tallies, 23 helpers) in 45 games this season. The slow seasonal pace all but guarantees he won't match last year's 72-point output. Rielly has added 119 shots on goal, 64 blocked shots and a plus-7 rating in 2019-20.
Rielly has no points in his last four games.
Rielly had 17 points in 23 games under coach Mike Babcock but just eight points in 20 games under new coach Sheldon Keefe. Some of his prime opportunities have gone to Tyson Barrie. Going forward, both men will get scoring chances, but don't expect Rielly to hit the lofty heights of last season. Or perhaps even the year before. Trade him on name value if you can, at least in single-season leagues.
Rielly picked up an even-strength assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Oilers.
Something has to be going on with Rielly. He has just five assists in his last 14 games. And just two power-play points in his last 22 games. Rielly has been a strong player with the man advantage in the last two seasons, but this year he's in an obvious slump. He's still on pace for more than 50 points. But with the talent on the Leafs, Rielly should be seeing a lot more success with the extra man.
Rielly picked up two assists in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Red Wings.
The 25-year-old blueliner hadn't found the scoresheet in five games, but he ended that uncharacteristic slump by setting up the Leafs' fourth and fifth goals of the evening in a rout. Rielly isn't lighting the lamp like he did last year -- he only has three goals through 26 games, and hasn't tickled twine in over a month -- but he's still been productive with 19 points.
Rielly's assist Wednesday in a 5-4 loss to the Islanders was his second point in his last five games.
Rielly has been a bit quiet in November, but he still has 17 points in 20 games. He's just under his 72-point pace from last season, but seriously under his goal pace from last year -- he has three compared to a career-best 20 in 2018-19. But Rielly's shooting rate and percentage are exceedingly low, probably due to different approaches on the power play. His goal total should bounce back, but it's important to note that Rielly already has a remarkable 16 PIM -- he's never had more than 28 in any season and he's already put up more than he did all last year. That improves his already-high value in formats where owners look to scrape up sin-bin points the most efficient way possible.
Rielly scored a goal on his only shot and registered five blocks in Friday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.
Rielly beat San Jose netminder Martin Jones with a blast from the bottom of the right faceoff circle, giving Toronto a 2-1 lead with 5:29 left in the third period. It was the third goal of the year for Rielly and his 12th point in 12 games, coming off his massive 20-goal, 72-point output from a year ago.
Rielly scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, in Saturday's 4-3 victory over Boston.
Rielly has 11 points in nine games, so his fantasy game is strong. In fact, he leads the Leafs in scoring. However, his on-ice work is sadly compromised by playing with Cody Ceci, who's abysmal in his own zone. Watch for the Leafs to move Travis Dermott alongside Rielly when the former returns from injury. That's good for the Leafs and fantasy owners alike.
Rielly picked up four assists, two on the power play, in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Wild.
He also added six shots, two PIM and a plus-2 rating. The Leafs erupted for four goals in the second period and Rielly was in on them all, nearly doubling his point total on the season in one fell swoop. The 25-year-old now has nine points, all helpers, through seven games.
Rielly picked up three assists, two on the power play, in Friday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
The 25-year-old blueliner also added two shots, two blocked shots, two hits, two PIM and a plus-1 rating to his tally for the night. Rielly racked up a career-high 72 points last season, a 20-point jump from the year before, but he's wasting no time in proving that level of production was no fluke with four helpers through the first two games of 2019-20.
Rielly picked up his first assist of the season in Wednesday's 5-3 victory over the Senators.
It was just another typical busy night at the office for Rielly, who logged 25:37. Included in that was 4:39 on the power play and 2:58 shorthanded. Rielly currently remains on the top power-play unit, with newcomer Tyson Barrie running the second. But a two-D system is a distinct possibility given the firepower on the squad. Rielly's production will once again be excellent, so plug him in and let him ride.
Rielly may skate with newcomer Cody Ceci to start the season.
The two lined up together early in camp, with Ceci playing the role of a steady, defend-the-house player to Rielly's offensive-minded approach. This pairing should reap dividends for Rielly at even strength. And he should be able to deliver exceptional special-teams production reprising his role on the top power-play unit. His game may not be quite Norris-caliber yet, but Rielly could be in the conversation in a couple years.
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