Ritchie has cleared waivers and is slated to head to AHL Providence, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
In 27 games with Boston, Ritchie recorded two goals and six points to go along with 21 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder, who the Bruins hoped would add more physicality up front, will now look to pick up the pace at the AHL level and if he does, he'll be a candidate for a recall.
The Bruins placed Ritchie on waivers Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Ritchie's only notched two assists while averaging under 10 minutes of ice time per contest in his last eight appearances, so this move doesn't come as a huge surprise. The 26-year-old winger will be assigned to Boston's minor-league affiliate if he passes through waivers.
Ritchie picked up an assist with less than a minute left in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Predators.
Inserted back into the lineup on the third line, Ritchie saw only 8:15 in ice time. He has already tied last season's point total of six in 29 less games, but he continues to be swapped into and out of the lineup depending on injuries.
Ritchie had a game-high six hits in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Sabres.
After being a healthy scratch last game, Ritchie returned to the lineup with a physical effort. However, his tripping penalty with four minutes left in the game couldn't have pleased head coach Bruce Cassidy. Ritchie will likely continue to rotate in and out of the lineup with Par Lindholm and David Backes.
Ritchie will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against the Panthers, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Ritchie has played in four games since returning from an infection, posting zero points and a minus-4 rating. The Bruins have lost four straight games in regulation, so it appears Ritchie will endure a press-box stint as coach Bruce Cassidy mixes up the lines to help the team get back on track. Charlie Coyle is expected to flank the second line for Saturday's game.
Ritchie (infection) will rejoin the lineup Saturday against the Avalanche, Marisa Ingemi of the Boston Herald reports.
Ritchie has been sidelined with an infection since Nov. 23 but will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the high-powered Avalanche. Even with his return, Ritchie remains off the fantasy radar in most leagues given his four points through 15 appearances.
Ritchie (infection) will not be in the lineup against Carolina on Tuesday despite head coach Bruce Cassidy indicating the winger is healthy.
Until the Bruins are ready to reinsert Ritchie into the lineup, he will remain on injured reserve. Once ready to play, 26-year-old will likely have to beat out Joakim Nordstrom or David Backes for a bottom-six role. Once John Moore (shoulder) is added to the lineup, as well, the club will need to make a move to activate Ritchie.
Ritchie (infection) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
Now that he's on IR, Ritchie will miss Boston's next three games at a minimum, but at this point there's no telling when he might be cleared to return. Either way, the 26-year-old winger has only picked up four games in 15 games this campaign, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his status.
Ritchie (infection) will miss the Bruins' two-game road trip versus Montreal and Ottawa on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
Ritchie continues to be plagued by an infection issue that has caused him to miss six of the team's last eight contests. While coach Bruce Cassidy didn't comment on Ritchie's availability past the next two games, according to Matt Porter of The Boston Globe, the winger could be facing a longer-term absence in order to get the issue under control.
Ritchie (upper body) will play in Saturday's game against the Wild, Marisa Ingemi of the Boston Herald reports.
Ritchie sat out of Thursday's win over Buffalo, but he took Saturday's morning skate and felt good enough to re-enter the lineup. The winger is expected to return to a bottom-six role, where he's accrued two goals and an assist over 14 contests.
Ritchie (upper body) may return to the lineup for Saturday's game against Minnesota.
Confirmation on Ritchie's status for Saturday's contest likely won't surface until after morning skate, but there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his condition, as he's only picked up nine points in 67 games over the past two campaigns.
Ritchie will miss Thursday's matchup with Buffalo after his upper-body issue returned.
Coach Bruce Cassidy didn't provide an update on how long this latest problem might keep Ritchie out. The winger is currently bogged down in a six-game pointless streak dating back to Oct. 22 versus the Maple Leafs. If he can get healthy and reclaim a top-six role, the 26-year-old has a chance to challenge for his career-best point total from 2016-17 (24).
Ritchie (upper body) will play in Tuesday's game against the Devils, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
After watching the last five games from the press box, the 26-year-old will return to the bottom six for the Eastern Conference clash. Ritchie offers little in terms of fantasy upside, as he's posted just three points through 13 games, but he adds a valuable physical presence with 36 hits in that span.
Ritchie (upper body) is unavailable for Saturday's home game against the Capitals.
Ritchie will miss a fifth straight game, but the report emphasized that he has a good shot to return Tuesday against the Devils. Paul Carey will fill into the bottom six for the time being.
Ritchie (upper body) could return to the lineup versus Washington on Saturday.
While the news does rule Ritchie out for Friday's matchup with the Maple Leafs, it's a step in the right direction. Friday will be the fourth straight game on the sidelines for the winger. Recent call-up Trent Frederic will be forced into the lineup in Ritichie's absence.
Ritchie (upper body) won't play in Tuesday's game against the Panthers, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Ritchie will remain on the shelf for a third straight contest, and coach Bruce Cassidy doesn't know when he'll be ready. David Backes (upper body) is out as well, so Zachary Senyshyn will remain with the big club and slot in on the third line.
Ritchie (upper body) won't play in Sunday's game against Philadelphia, Marisa Ingemi of the Boston Herald reports.
Ritchie was a late scratch in Friday's game against Detroit and continues to nurse the injury. Coach Bruce Cassidy said he likely won't be an option to re-insert into the lineup until Friday (at Toronto) or Saturday (versus Washington). In any event, his absence will be countered by the return of Par Lindholm (upper body) and Joakim Nordstrom (infection) starting Tuesday against visiting Florida.
Ritchie (upper body) will not play in Friday's game versus the Red Wings.
The nature of Ritchie's injury is currently unknown. He recently missed one contest with an undisclosed issue, so he may be dealing with the same problem Friday. With Ritchie out, the Bruins will use seven defensemen against Detroit.
Ritchie (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for Monday's clash with the Penguins.
Ritchie returns after missing just one-game due to his undisclosed injury. The winger figures to slot into a third-line role alongside Anders Bjork and Charlie Coyle. The Ontario native notched one goal, one assist and 15 PIM in his previous five games and could be a sneaky depth option in certain fantasy formats.
Ritchie (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Senators, Marisa Ingemi of the Boston Herald reports.
Ritchie's undisclosed issue isn't believed to be overly serious, so he should be back in action Monday against Pittsburgh. Peter Cehlarik will take Ritchie's spot in the lineup against Ottawa.
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