Ryan was designated for waivers by the Hurricanes on Monday, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.
Ryan will almost certainly end up on the taxi squad, which will allow him to practice with the team, though he'll still need to be officially called up in order to get into a game. In 35 games for the Kings last year, the 27-year-old defenseman registered one goal on 54 shots, four assists and 24 hits while averaging 19:09 of ice time.
Ryan signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on Monday.
Ryan logged just 35 games for Los Angeles last season in which he registered one goal, four assists and 46 blocks while averaging 19:09 of ice time. The blueliner has seen his games played steadily drop each season to the point of having to accept a two-way contract. As such, the 26-year-old should be expected to spend some time in the minors this year, though he'll have a chance at making the 23-man roster during training camp.
Ryan's final game before the hiatus was Feb. 26 against the Penguins, as he played just 35 of Los Angeles' 70 contests this season.
Los Angeles likely doesn't see Ryan as part of its youth movement, so it seems like he could depart in free agency this summer. Given that he has just 24 career points in 141 games, he's someone you can safely ignore from a fantasy standpoint.
Ryan missed his second straight game Sunday, as he didn't play against Vegas.
Ryan is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year, and it seems likely the Kings don't see him in their long-term plans. He isn't a fantasy contributor anyway, so this shouldn't affect any owners.
Ryan (undisclosed) skated 23:02 in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Lightning.
Ryan had three shots on goal and a blocked shot in his 25 shifts. The defenseman missed 10 games with the injury, but he was immediately called on to fill the void in the absence of Drew Doughty (undisclosed). Ryan remains a non-factor in fantasy with just three points, 35 shots and 36 blocks in 28 appearances.
Ryan (undisclosed) is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Lightning, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Ryan has been sidelined for over a month with an undisclosed injury, but it doesn't appear as though coach Todd McLellan is planning on easing him in against Tampa Bay, as he's expected to skate with Alec Martinez on the Kings' top pairing Wednesday. Nonetheless, the 26-year-old American has only notched three points in 27 games this campaign, so he isn't a viable fantasy option.
Ryan (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ryan is eligible to return from IR at any point, but it's still unclear what's bothering the 26-year-old blueliner. His absence from Saturday's game versus the Predators opens up a spot for Alec Martinez to return to the lineup after missing 18 games with a wrist injury.
Ryan is considered day-to-day due to an undisclosed injury, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Coach Todd McLellan wasn't exactly clear on Ryan's recovery timeline, though it seems all but certain he will miss Saturday's matchup with Nashville. It's unclear if the blueliner was a healthy scratch for the past two contests or if his absence from the lineup was due to his injury. With Kurtis MacDermid set to have a hearing with the league, the Kings may need to promote a player from the minors in order to bolster their defensive depth.
Ryan recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Oilers.
Ryan had the secondary assist on center Michael Amadio's lone tally in the third period. The blueliner is now up to three points, 21 blocked shots and 20 shots on goal through 17 appearances this season. That low output makes Ryan a non-factor in the vast majority of fantasy formats.
Ryan scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Jets.
Ryan hadn't scored since the 2017-18 campaign, his rookie year with the Sharks. It was just his second point in 14 appearances this season. The 26-year-old has added 17 shots on goal, eight hits and 13 blocked shots in a limited and mostly defensive role.
Ryan's 21 shifts against the Islanders on Wednesday marked his second-highest total of the season.
Ryan rejoined the Kings' lineup after the team returned from a 3-0 loss at Arizona on Nov. 21 and has dressed for all four games of the team's homestand, getting 17:14 of ice time against New York. However, his offensive contributions have been nonexistent, as he hasn't found the scoresheet since Oct. 12 against Nashville, his first game of the year. Even in daily competition, he offers virtually no fantasy value.
Ryan logged a season-low 14:03 of ice time versus Minnesota on Tuesday, registering just one shot as a result.
Considering Ryan has served as a healthy scratch in 11 of 18 games this season, the fact that he is at least in the lineup is the step in the right direction. Still, the blueliner's spot is tenuous at best as he will face challenges from Kurtis MacDermid for ice time.
Ryan is scoreless in his past three games and has been a minus-1 in each of his past two contests.
Ryan wasn't much of a fantasy contributor in San Jose, and moving to Southern California hasn't changed much of anything in that aspect. He's a depth guy for the Kings and shouldn't be on your radar for fantasy purposes.
Ryan signed a one-year, $725,000 contract with the Kings on Monday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Ryan appeared in 44 games with the Sharks in 2018-19, tallying seven assists while averaging just 12:46 of ice time per contest. The 26-year-old will battle for a spot on the Kings' third pairing during training camp, but he'll likely end up taking on a rotational role as the team's seventh defender.
Ryan did not receive a qualifying offer from San Jose ahead of Tuesday's deadline, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Ryan's time in San Jose featured 19 points in 106 contests. The 26-year-old blueliner will now attempt to secure a contract with another club on the open market, but the fact is Ryan offers little in terms of fantasy production, regardless of what jersey he puts on.
Ryan had an assist and two hits in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Flames.
Ryan hasn't found twine this season, limited to just seven assists in 43 games. He's averaged 12:45 per game, and his lack of physicality and shot production gives him minimal fantasy value.
Ryan picked up an assist in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Predators.
Ryan has struggled to get playing time recently, sitting out 18 straight contests spanning all of February and most of March. Ryan has only earned six assists in 36 games this year, and while he's appeared in the Sharks' last two games, he's only likely to stay in the lineup until one of Radim Simek (leg) or Erik Karlsson (groin) returns.
Ryan is stuck in a rut with an eight-game pointless streak.
Ryan is averaging a mere 14:52 of ice time, which is no doubt a factor in the blueliner's point drought. During his slump, the youngster has put just eight pucks on net, making it hard for him to write his name on the scoresheet. Once Marc-Edouard Vlasic (undisclosed) is cleared to return, Ryan could struggle to break into the lineup on a night-to-night basis.
Ryan recorded an assist and two blocked shots Saturday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.
Ryan's assist is his first point of 2018-19. His 15:11 of ice time in the contest was a season-high and he should continue to log heavy minutes alongside Brent Burns, but the 25-year-old's lack of offensive polish significantly caps his fantasy upside.
Ryan made his NHL playoff debut Wednesday night, with the rookie defenseman logging 11:55 of ice time en route to a 4-0 win over Vegas in Game 4.
Ryan failed to mark the scoresheet, but he did exactly what veteran Paul Martin couldn't in Games 1 and 3: play mistake-free hockey. There's a good chance that the Sharks will stick with this arrangement as long as it culminates in wins.
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