Ryan (undisclosed) has been ruled out of the remainder of the IIHF World Championship tournament, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Team USA may be going home if it loses to Russia on Thursday anyway, so at this point there's no reason to believe Ryan's injury will hinder his offseason program. The 32-year-old pivot will finish the tourney having notched one goal and four points in seven games.
Ryan was selected to Team USA for the World Championship in Slovakia, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Ryan is coming off his second consecutive 38-point season in his first year with the Flames. The 32-year-old forward was mostly used as a fourth-line center with the Flames, but should be able to provide depth scoring for the Americans. Johnny Gaudreau and Noah Hanifin are the other Flames representing Team USA in Slovakia.
Ryan scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Avalanche in Game 4.
This is Ryan's first experience in the playoffs, and the fourth-line center has struggled to have an impact on offense. He's been a reliable depth contributor, having recorded 38 points in 81 regular-season games, but with the Flames down 3-1 in the series, he hasn't done enough to help improve their chances of a deeper run.
Ryan scored his 13th goal of the season in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Ducks.
The tally gives him 38 points, matching the amount he had last season. Both totals came at the 80-game mark of the respective campaigns. Ryan enjoyed prime deployment Wednesday on the top line between Johnny Gaudreau and Austin Czarnik, and if Sean Monahan is rested again Saturday, Ryan is likely to stay in that favorable spot. Otherwise, he would return to a fourth-line role.
Ryan scored in both the first and third periods of a 7-2 blowout of Los Angeles on Monday.
Ryan's stepped up nicely in the past three games, scoring three goals in that stretch. He seems to be finding his stride as the season comes to an end, which could make him a nice cheap option in the playoffs for owners needing help in daily leagues.
Ryan scored his 10th goal of the season and added a helper in Friday's 6-1 win over the Ducks.
March has been kind to the center, who has played all over the lineup while recording 11 points (four goals, seven helpers) in 14 games. Ryan's added a plus-14 rating and 26 shots in that span while averaging 15:20 per game. He's got 35 points overall, just three shy of his career-high 38 from 2017-18.
Ryan posted an assist and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Canucks.
Ryan now has a career-high 24 helpers to go with his nine goals in 74 games this year. Over his last six appearances, he has scored twice and added six assists, only being held off the scoresheet once. While he owns 33 points and a plus-15 rating, he doesn't add much physicality (14 hits, 18 blocked shots this season), keeping his fantasy interest limited to deeper formats.
Ryan had a pair of helpers in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Senators.
The first assist, on the eventual game-winner by Garnet Hathaway, gave Ryan 100 career points. He wouldn't stay on that mark for long, setting up Andrew Mangiapane in the second period. Ryan has 32 points in 73 games this season, with two tallies and five apples over his last five games. He could make for a solid budget DFS pick Saturday against the Canucks.
Ryan provided an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
The helper gave Ryan 30 points in 72 games this season. The center was filling in on the top line for Sean Monahan (illness), and his assist was on Johnny Gaudreau's game-tying goal. Monahan isn't expected to be out for long, and his return would likely send Ryan back to fourth-line duties.
Ryan dished an assist and fired four shots on goal in Friday's 5-1 win over the Rangers.
Ryan has seen his production increase with three goals and two assists in seven games in March, including a three-point night in a 9-4 win over the Devils. He's up to 29 points (nine goals, 20 helpers) in 70 games, and he's won 57 percent of his faceoffs while seeing his usual deployment as a fourth-line center. If Sean Monahan (illness) misses any time, Ryan would likely see a bump in minutes.
Ryan scored twice on four shots and added a helper in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Devils.
Ryan moonlighted on the top line for a few minutes when Sean Monahan briefly exited the game due to a hit from the Devils' Blake Coleman. Ryan used the opportunity to bury a Johnny Gaudreau pass for his second goal of the night. The big night gives the center nine goals and 19 assists over 69 appearances. Adding to the big performance, Ryan went 14-of-17 at the dot.
Ryan scored his seventh goal in a 6-2 loss to the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Ryan snapped a six-game goalless drought with the tally, which brings him to the 25-point plateau for the third consecutive season. The fourth-line center has provided good depth on the ice for the Flames, but has limited appeal in fantasy.
Ryan's scoring has gone cold over the last two weeks (only one goal on seven shots in seven appearances).
The fourth-line pivot enjoyed a run of seven points over the previous seven games, but couldn't sustain the hot stretch in the latter half of the month. Overall, Ryan has provided six goals and 18 helpers in 64 games for the Flames during his first season with the team. He's seen an average of 1:47 on the power play this season, skating on the second unit, where he's picked up seven of his points. However, with only 12 hits and 15 blocked shots this year, he doesn't warrant much fantasy attention.
Ryan picked up three assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Penguins.
The unheralded 32-year-old now has a goal and 11 points in the last 14 games, and his play has earned him a consistent spot on both the power play and the penalty kill for the Flames. Ryan's fourth-line role at even strength puts a damper on his chances of maintaining this pace for the rest of the season, and his track record isn't encouraging, but at least in the short term, he's worth rostering in most fantasy formats.
Ryan had a goal and an assist in Sunday's win over his former Carolina teammates.
All three former Hurricanes scored for the Flames on Sunday. Ryan saw just 11:51 of ice time, but was on for both power-play and short-handed situations. His assist came when the Flames were shorthanded, his fourth such assist this season.
Ryan has no goals but five assists in his past 10 games.
The fourth-line center has been solid for the Flames since the new year, considering he averaged 12:30 of ice time in that span. Though he's picked up five assists, he's only recorded 11 shots, which could explain his goal drought during that span. Per Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan, Ryan will remain on the fourth line for the game against Carolina on Tuesday.
Ryan had two helpers, including one on the power play, in a 6-1 thrashing of the Coyotes on Sunday.
With these two assists, Ryan has five points in his last five games. That's impressive. On the other hand, he has only seven points total in 23 games, and the 31-year-old is playing two fewer minutes per contest this year in comparison to last year.
Ryan went plus-2 with three blocked shots in Wednesday's 5-2 home win over the Bruins.
When the free-agent signing period opened in July, Ryan opted to sign a three-year, $9.38 million deal with the Flames, which enabled him to stick with Bill Peters, who had coached him during their time with the Hurricanes. Ryan has struggled a bit offensively with his new team, as a single goal counts as his point total through six games, but it's worth noting that he's only averaged 13:41 of ice time in his new digs. Still, this should be an ideal buy-low opportunitiy since Ryan came into his own with a 38-point season for Carolina in 2017-18.
Ryan will ink a three-year contact with the Flames on Sunday worth $3.125 AAV, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Ryan spent the past three seasons in the Hurricanes organization, including playing for coach Bill Peters in the last two years. Under the coach's tutelage, the center racked up 67 points in 147 outings. The Spokane native will likely fill in as a depth scoring option for Calgary.
Ryan could be acquired by the Flames when the free-agency signing period opens Sunday, the Calgary Sun reports.
As noted in the report, Ryan is quite familiar with new Flames head coach Bill Peters, and their relationship extends beyond service time with the Hurricanes. Peters coached Ryan in the center's glory years with WHL Spokane (2005-07) and it wouldn't be surprising if the two men reunited as a fresh start for both parties. Ryan went undrafted, but he still managed to put up career highs in goals (15) and assists (23) in 80 games with Carolina last season.
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