Welcome back from your winter break. Did you have a nice time? That’s great. Good for you.
Back to work this week. And we were greeted today with the news that defenseman Ryan Ellis was recalled to the Nashville Predators.
Good for him.
That’s really the nicest thing I have to say about it.
Shea Weber is out after leaving the morning skate early, and Kevin Klein is questionable recovering from flu-like symptoms, with the Preds set to entertain the Red Wings tonight.
I’m surprised that Ellis got the call. You’d think for a stop-gap replacement for a game tonight against Detroit, you may want a guy with some size (Sloan), who has some NHL experience (Sloan), and who will be able to keep things simple (Sloan). Or maybe a guy who has been pretty consistent on both sides of the ice (Bartley).
Calling up Ellis? Makes a nice story. But I am of the opinion that he needs some more seasoning.
Nevertheless…congrats Ryan Ellis. If he skates tonight, I hope his debut is a good one.