Nashville Predators

Breaking NHL news: Ryan Ellis out 4-6 months

Breaking NHL news: The Nashville Predators have announced that defenseman Ryan Ellis will miss several months – perhaps until January 2018 – as he recovers from offseason knee surgery.

According to general manager David Poile, “Ryan Ellis had knee surgery in the offseason, and in discussions with our doctors at this time, they would like to take it a little bit slower with his recovery.

“The initial prognosis on this type of a knee injury is four to six months. Right now, we feel, and the doctor feels, it’s going to take the full six months for him to recover. Ryan is not skating yet, but he will be skating in approximately three weeks and the recovery will go from there. We don’t expect him back until the end of the year, maybe right around Christmastime.”

In 71 games last season, Ellis scored a career-high 16 goals. He added 22 assists helping the Predators reach the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history.

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