Ellis has retired, TSN reports.
Ellis made his way into 356 NHL contests, having spent most of his time with the Sabres organization. He tried to keep it going with that same club by signing a PTO ahead of this season, but ultimately was released.
Ellis was released from his PTO with the Sabres on Friday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.The 33-year-old never stood much of a chance at making the Sabres' Opening Night roster, so Thursday's move doesn't come as much of a shock. He'll open the season with AHL Rochester, where he will patiently await a contract offer from the Sabres in case they require the veteran's services at some point down the road.
Ellis recorded a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs.The points were the winger's first in 34 games with the Sabres this season, so the perennial depth forward isn't much of an option in most fantasy formats.
The Sabres have recalled Ellis from AHL Rochester, the team's official site reports.Ellis, who has recorded 13 points in 38 games AHL games to date, adds experience and depth up front, but he's off the fantasy radar in his depth role with the Sabres.
Ellis was assigned to AHL Rochester on Monday.Ellis played in each of the last four games since joining the team Jan. 13, but recorded a minus-one rating in each of the games and didn't get himself into the box score other than putting three shots on net. His assignment to the AHL could signify the impending return of Cody McCormick.
Ellis was reaclled from AHL Rochester on Tuesday.The Sabres have a few banged-up forwards, so the 33-year-old Ellis will help with depth. He has 47 points (20 goals) in 317 career NHL appearances, but he hasn't played in an NHL game this season.
Ellis was waived by the Sabres on Tuesday.He'll be assigned to AHL Rochester once he clears waivers. Ellis managed to suit up for 50 games with the Sabres last season, so Tuesday's cut doesn't necessarily mean he won't resurface with the big club later this season.
Ellis scored his fourth goal of the season in Sunday's finale against the Islanders.Ellis compiled six points in 50 games for the Sabres, averaging less than 10 minutes a game while serving as a bottom-six forward. Buffalo actually placed him on waivers early in the season only to go unclaimed by every other team, making him little more than a replacement-level player.
Ellis has five points and a minus-5 rating over 25 games for the Sabres.The production isn't terrible for a fourth-line player on the Sabres, but it's difficult to be optimistic about his prospects. He's struggling to see 10 minutes of ice time per night on the league's worst team.
Ellis has been returned to AHL Rochester, Amy Moritz of the Buffalo News reports.Since being recalled Dec. 14, Ellis appeared in five games for the Sabres, scoring one goal while averaging just over 10 minutes of ice time. He'll now be rejoining the Rochester as it prepares for a trip to Switzerland, where it will be one of six teams participating in the Spengler Cup.
Ellis was recalled from AHL Rochester on Saturday.With Cody Hodgson missing his second straight game with a lower-body injury, Ellis will enter the lineup Saturday in what marks his season debut. Despite being ruled out, Hodgson was able to participate in pregame warmups and appears close to returning, suggesting Ellis' stay with the Sabres could be rather brief.
The Sabres placed Ellis on waivers Monday, Kevin Allen of USA Today reports.Ellis re-signed with the Sabres after appearing in six games with Buffalo last season, but given that he will open the 2013-14 campaign in the minors, don't expect his role to be much different.
Ellis has signed a two-year, two-way deal, reports the team's official website.The veteran forward did not record a point in six games last season, and spent most of the year with the Sabres' AHL affiliate in Rochester. He holds very little fantasy relevance, and is a likely candidate for a leadership role in the AHL.