Ritchie is in line to skate on a line with Charlie Coyle and Craig Smith when the Bruins play New Jersey on Thursday, Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports.
In his first full season with the Bruins since being acquired from the Ducks last February, Ritchie will look to cement his role on the team's third line, a trio that brings a nice blend of size, strength and skill to the table. If the 25-year-old ends up seeing work on the team's second power-play unit, he could emerge as a fantasy option in deeper formats, but for now Ritchie carries modest upside on that front.
Ritchie (undisclosed) was left off Bruins President Cam Neely's injury report Monday, per Conor Ryan of MassLive.com.
Ritchie missed the final game of the season due to his undisclosed issue. After joining Boston at the trade deadline, Ritchie saw action in seven regular-season contests before the shutdown, in which he garnered one goal on eight shots, one assist and 19 PIM while averaging 12:49. Depending on the health of Brad Marchand (groin), Ritchie could get a look at a more prominent role during training camp.
Ritchie (undisclosed) will not be available for Game 5 against Tampa Bay on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Ritchie has a goal and 17 hits in four games against the Lightning this series. It's unclear why he's unfit to play Monday, but it could be related to him missed three games last series against the Hurricanes.
Ritchie will be a game-time call in Game 5 versus the Lightning on Monday due to an undisclosed issue, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
After missing the final three contests of the series versus Carolina, Ritchie grabbed one goal, five shots and 17 hits in four games against the Lightning. With Chris Wagner (undisclosed) unavailable, the Bruins could be forced to dig into the depths of their squad, including Jack Studnicka and Anders Bjork.
Ritchie scored a goal on three shots and provided three hits Tuesday in a 4-3 overtime loss to Tampa Bay in Game 2.
Ritchie opened the scoring just 3:14 into the game when he jammed home a loose puck during a goalmouth scramble. It was the first goal of the postseason for the 24-year-old, who was acquired at the trade deadline from Anaheim. Ritchie saw just 12:12 of ice time in his bottom-six role and isn't counted upon to contribute offensively.
Ritchie (undisclosed) is expected to be in the lineup versus Tampa Bay on Wednesday, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.
Ritchie took the ice for Monday's practice session in a second-line role, which would make him an intriguing value option in DFS contests. In seven games since joining the Bruins at the trade deadline, the 23-year-old winger notched one goal, one assist and eight shots while averaging 12:49 of ice time.
Ritchie (undisclosed) won't play Sunday against Philadelphia but is hoping to be an option for Wednesday's matchup with Tampa Bay, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Ritchie resumed skating Thursday, but he's evidently still feeling the effects of the undisclosed injury that cost him practice time during training camp. The 24-year-old winger will likely slot into a bottom-six role once cleared to play.
Ritchie (undisclosed) was on the ice for Thursday's optional skate.
If Ritchie is cleared to play for Sunday's matchup with Philadelphia, he figures to take on a bottom-six role, though he could push Jack Studnicka for a spot on the second line. The winger has seen action in a mere seven contests since being acquired by the Bruins from Anaheim at the deadline.
Ritchie was not on the ice for Thursday's practice session, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Ritchie went pointless in his previous five outings while averaging 12:28 of ice time. Assuming the team gets David Pastrnak (undisclosed) and Ondrej Kase (undisclosed) back in time for the club's Aug. 2 clash with the Flyers, Ritchie could struggle to secure a spot in the lineup over Joakim Nordstrom or Chris Wagner.
Ritchie finished with a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Stars.
After a quiet Bruins debut, the trade deadline acquisition left a mark in his second game with his new club. Ritchie's ninth goal of the season gave his team a 3-1 lead in the second period, and he added an assist on David Pastrnak's tally in the third. The power forward's game should fit well in Boston, but don't expect productive scoring efforts like this one to become the norm, though a change of scenery away from the low-scoring Ducks is a positive for fantasy owners relying on Ritchie in deeper formats.
Ritchie will make his debut for the Bruins in Tuesday night's game against the Flames.
Ritchie is slated to work on the Bruins' third line with Charlie Coyle and Anders Bjork on Tuesday. It's a combo that could stay together with the team hoping that the 6-foot-2, 230-pound Ritchie can provide the sort of capable big-bodied presence up front that Boston's brass was looking to add prior to Monday's NHL trade deadline.
The Bruins acquired Ritchie from Anaheim in exchange for Danton Heinen on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder gives the Bruins some added size up front and seems likely to work in a bottom-six role for Boston out of the gate. Prior to Monday's trade, Ritchie logged eight goals and 19 points in 41 games for the Ducks.
Ritchie scored two goals, dished two assists and went plus-4 in Sunday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
Ritchie and Adam Henrique each had four-point efforts as the Ducks' second line carried the offense in the high-scoring affair. The big game bumped Ritchie up to eight goals and 19 points in 41 contests this year. He's added 79 hits, 78 PIM and 70 shots.
Ritchie scored a goal on his only shot of the game Tuesday in a 3-2 shootout win over Ottawa.
Ritchie drew first blood for the Ducks midway through the first period when he potted his fifth goal of the season. A bottom-six winger, Ritchie has five goals and 12 points in 32 games this season.
Ritchie (knee) scored a power-play goal and skated 17:53 during Monday's 4-2 loss to the Sharks.
Ritchie assumed a second-line role in the contest and produced on special teams, but that tally came with the result already out of hand for the Ducks. The 24-year-old now has 11 points, 47 hits and 54 PIM in 28 games. Ritchie has typically filled whatever role is necessary in the last couple of seasons -- expect the forward to move around the lineup rather than maintain a consistent role.
Ritchie (knee) will suit up for Monday's contest in San Jose.
Ritchie sprained his MCL in early December and missed the last 19 games rehabbing the injury. The 24-year-old forward has 10 points in 24 contests this season.
Ritchie (knee) is not listed on the roster report for Friday's game versus the Hurricanes, indicating he will not make his return.
Ritchie remains on injured reserve at this time. The 24-year-old winger is recovering from a sprained left MCL suffered on Dec. 6. Ritchie will have an extended amount of time to get back up to game speed, -- the Ducks begin their bye week following Friday's game, and they won't play again until Jan. 27. He'll need to be activated from injured reserve prior to making his return.
Ritchie (knee) won't play in Thursday's tilt versus the Predators.
Ritchie was deemed a game-time decision earlier in the day, but he will have to wait for his return to the lineup as he recovers from a sprained left MCL. The 24-year-old will get another chance to slot into his usual bottom-six role for Friday's game against Carolina.
Ritchie (knee) will be a game-time call for Thursday's matchup with Nashville, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Ritchie is evidently way ahead of schedule in his recovery, as he was intially given a 6-10 week recovery timetable after spraining his left MCL on Dec. 6. If he's able to go, the 24-year-old will slot into a bottom-six role against the Predators.
Ritchie will be out 6-to-10 weeks with a sprained left MCL, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Ritchie suffered this injury during Friday's loss to the Capitals, and he's unlikely to return until late January at the earliest. The six-week timeline lands during the All-Star break, so Ritchie will aim to return following that. The 24-year-old has accrued 10 points through the first 27 games, and it's unsettled who will bump into the top six in his place, although Maxime Comtois is a top candidate.
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