Ryan has scored four goals in the eight games following his comeback to perhaps cap off what was otherwise a difficult year with a positive note, should the regular season not be completed.
Now that we know what Ryan's issue was, that puts his forgettable season in a different light. He will probably never be the player he once was, but he represents real opportunity in daily leagues at the start of 2020-21, as he could provide a lot of value for a cheap price if his demons are truly behind him.
Ryan netted a goal and served up three hits in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Kings.
Ryan struck just 29 seconds into the first period to give the Senators a 1-0 lead. It was his first tally since his hat trick versus the Canucks on Feb. 27. The 32-year-old winger has five goals, three helpers, 43 shots and 41 hits through 24 contests this year. A top-line role alongside Brady Tkachuk has given Ryan a small boost in fantasy value, but he's still been mostly inconsistent.
Ryan scored a hat trick and added five PIM in Thursday's 5-2 win over Vancouver.
Ryan came into this game with just one goal in 17 appearances this season, but the four-time 30-goal scorer found his touch in this one, needing just three shots to score three goals. He fought Vancouver's Chris Tanev at the end of the first period after scoring earlier in the opening frame, and Ryan added a pair of insurance goals in the final 2:08 to complete the hat trick, with his last tally coming into an empty net. While the rebuilding Senators' focus remains on proliferating young talent, this emotional and exhilarating effort from the 32-year-old winger gave Ottawa's downtrodden fans something to cheer about.
Ryan (personal) was minus-1 with four shots and two hits in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Nashville.
Ryan hadn't played since Nov. 16 after entering the NHL's player assistance program. The 32-year-old received 15:38 of ice time in his return to the team and tied for the team lead among forwards with his four shots. It's worth noting that only Brady Tkachuk received more power-play time than Ryan, who scored seven of his 15 goals a year ago with the man advantage.
Ryan (personal) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Predators, Dean Brown of the Senators Radio Network reports.
Ryan entered the NHL's player assistance program in November and hasn't suited up for a game since, so he'll likely have some rust to shake off early on against Nashville. Nonetheless, it doesn't appear as though coach D.J. Smith is planning on easing the 32-year-old winger in, as Ryan's expected to skate on Ottawa's second line and second power-play unit Tuesday. The New Jersey native notched four points in 16 games prior to his lengthy absence.
Ryan (personal) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday in Nashville, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Ryan was expected to return for Monday's contest in Columbus but it looks like it will be delayed one more day. The 32-year-old entered the player assistance program in November and hasn't suited up for a game since. Ryan has four points in 16 games this season.
Ryan (personal) will play in Monday's game versus the Blue Jackets, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Ryan entered the player assistance program in November, but he's ready to get back into game action after re-joining the team nearly three weeks ago. The 32-year-old is expected to flank Chris Tierney on the team's top line. The increased opportunities will put Ryan in a good position to make a fantasy impact, but it's worth noting he has just four points through 16 games this year.
Despite practicing with the club Wednesday, Ryan (not injury related) remains a couple of weeks away from getting a look in the Senators' lineup, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
Given that Ryan hasn't taken part in a game since Nov. 16, it makes sense that he'll require some full practice sessions under his belt before being considered for action. The veteran is coming off a 42-point campaign during 2018-19, likely leaving him as a fringe fantasy player and a DFS lineup candidate when he's ready to rejoin the action.
Ryan (not injury related) practiced with the team Wednesday, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
Ryan was away from the team as part of the player assistance program but appears to be working his way back into the lineup. Coach DJ Smith told reporters, "It's like missing training camp, he is a ways away but he took his first step." While Ryan won't be in action versus Colorado on Thursday, he could return any time after that.
Ryan (not injury related) has returned to training at Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Ryan is still in the NHL's player assistance program, and there's still no timeline for his return, but the fact that he's resumed skating at the Senators' facility is obviously a step in the right direction. Another update on the veteran winger's status should surface once he's set to return to practice with his teammates.
Ryan will take a leave from the Senators in order to participate in the league's player assistance program, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Ryan was set to be in the lineup on Monday in Detroit, but left the Senators' pregame skate, with coach D.J. Smith saying only that Ryan wasn't feeling well, offering no details. Ryan did not dress against the Red Wings, and he will now be away from the team indefinitely while he seeks help from the NHL's player assistance program. While the winger is away, Max Veronneau and Mikkel Boedker should take on increased roles.
Ryan will enter the lineup for Monday's game against the Hurricanes.
The 32-year-old has been a healthy scratch for the past two games but will finally re-enter the lineup Monday. He'll take the place of Jonathan Davidsson -- who is dealing with a lower-body injury -- on the fourth line. Ryan has just four points in 12 games this year.
Coach D.J. Smith said Sunday that Ryan will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against San Jose, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
The young coach is looking to get the veteran going, as Ryan has just one point and is a minus-2 in his past six games. The 32-year-old was already relagated to a bottom-six role with the club recently, but will hope to get back into the lineup for next Saturday's game against Boston. In the meantime, 22-year-old Filip Chlapik will draw into the lineup in Ryan's stead.
Ryan tallied an assist in 15:20 of ice time during Wednesday's 5-2 win over Detroit.
Ryan notched one goal and three points in the first four games of the campaign before going scoreless in four consecutive contests, but he was finally able to snap that scoreless streak against the struggling Red Wings. The 32-year-old will likely be locked into a middle-six role and a spot on one of Ottawa's power-play units throughout the campaign, but he'll offer middling fantasy value at best on a bottom-feeding Senators squad.
Ryan scored on one of his three shots in Ottawa's 5-3 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.
Ryan found the net with 2:15 remaining in the third period to round out the scoring in Wednesday's season opener. A consistent 30-goal scorer early in his career, the 13th-year veteran tallied 15 goals and 42 points in 78 games last season and hasn't hit the 20-goal mark since 2015-16.
Ryan (undisclosed) is expected to play in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Blue Jackets, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Ryan will log his 78th game of the 2018-19 campaign Saturday. He's managed to work past various hand/finger injuries in recent years, and missing only a couple games this campaign helped Ryan reach 16 power-play points to complement his 25 tallies at even strength. While he's no longer a must-have in most fantasy leagues, Ryan will continue to be relied upon heavily by Ottawa since he's under contract through 2021-22 at a whopping expense of $7.25 million per season, including modified no-trade and no-move clauses in his contract.
Ryan will not play Thursday due to an injury suffered while blocking a shot during Wednesday's contest against the Rangers, TSN 1200 reports.
Ryan could still return for the season finale, so this may not be the last we've seen of the veteran forward. Thanks to staying healthier, Ryan has picked up his scoring output this season, topping 40 points for the first time since 2015-16. Unfortunately, a minus-27 rating puts a damper on his fantasy prospects heading into next season. Mikkel Boedker will draw back in Thursday in Ryan's place.
Ryan has three assists over nine games in March.
His most recent apple came in Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the Canucks. The 32-year-old winger has 38 points in 70 contests, his best output since collecting 56 points in 2015-16. Ryan owns a minus-24 rating, but makes up for it with 13 power-play points and 147 shots on goal.
Ryan (hand) will be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Bruins.
Ryan suffered a hand injury during Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders, but it clearly wasn't overly serious. The veteran winger will slot into his usual spot skating on the Senators' second line and first power-play unit against Boston.
Ryan suffered a hand injury during Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
Interim coach Marc Crawford doesn't believe Ryan's hand issue is overly serious, but more information regarding the oft-injured winger's condition should surface after he's reevaluated Friday.
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