This defenceman's career is likely over

Published August 3, 2023 at 8:24

At one time, Ryan Ellis was rehearsed as one of the games premier defenders, he was just a solid all around player that could defend well in his own end and chip in offensively as well. Unfortunately he's had some injury issues that have prevented him from playing hockey in recent years

Now, according to Keith Jones the President of Hockey Operations for the Philadelphia Flyers, Ellis has likely played his last game in the National Hockey League; take a look.

#Flyers President of Hockey Operations Keith Jones told reporters today that D Ryan Ellis has a torn psoas muscle in his back, and has likely played his last NHL game.

Jones when asked about a surgical option for Ellis:

"I think that he's exhausting everything that he can in order to play, like we all do. You never want to have the void of not doing something that you'd love to do. He did it very effectively when he played so it's got to be really difficult."

Ellis, 32, hasn't played a game in the NHL since November of 2021 due to a torn psoas muscle in his back. in 566 games with the Nashville Predators and Flyers. He collected 275 points including 76 goals and adding 199 assists.

If this is truly the end for Ellis, his career was cut way too short. Sometimes, injuries do that and when that happens it's always a shame.
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This defenceman's career is likely over

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