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Coyotes' Nick Ritchie: Finishes season sidelined

Ritchie (upper body) missed the last six games of the season. Ritchie's roller-coaster year began in Toronto, where he posted just nine points in 33 contests in a limited role. He bounced to and from the Maple Leafs' AHL affiliate before he was traded to the Coyotes in February. The results were much better with his new team -- 10 goals and four assists in 24 games -- as he saw top-six minutes before suffering the injury. The 26-year-old winger is likely not as bad as he was in Toronto nor as good as the early returns in Arizona would indicate. He's under contract for another season and could see a noticeable role with the Coyotes again as they continue through their rebuild, though any prolonged slump could see him sit out in favor of younger prospects.
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Coyotes' Nick Ritchie: Late scratch Wednesday

Ritchie (upper body) was scratched from the lineup Wednesday versus the Blackhawks. Ritchie was listed on the initial lineup sheet, but he was a late scratch and replaced by Michael Carcone for this contest. The Coyotes designated Ritchie as day-to-day going forward. They now have only 11 healthy forwards on the roster unless one is cleared to play prior to Friday's game versus the Capitals.
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Coyotes' Nick Ritchie: Goal in defeat

Ritchie recorded a goal and four hits in Monday's 5-3 loss to Carolina. That's now goals in back-to-back games for Ritchie. In 24 games with Arizona, the 26-year-old winger now has 10 goals and four assists after recording only nine points in 33 games with Toronto. While the change of scenery has granted Ritchie more offensive opportunities, it'll be hard to expect consistent point production in a bottom-six role.
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Coyotes' Nick Ritchie: Strikes early in loss

Ritchie scored a goal on two shots and went minus-3 in Saturday's 9-1 loss to the Flames. Ritchie beat Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom just 30 seconds into the game, but that was the extent of the Coyotes' offense. The 26-year-old winger has a goal, two helpers, nine shots and 16 hits in his last six outings. For the season, he's up to 11 tallies, 22 points, 91 shots, 149 hits, 43 PIM and a minus-13 rating through 56 appearances between the Coyotes and the Maple Leafs.
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Coyotes' Nick Ritchie: Produces assist Tuesday

Ritchie notched an assist, two hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Devils. Ritchie helped out on Travis Boyd's opening tally just 1:13 into the game. The 26-year-old Ritchie has two assists in his last four games, though he's seen a boost up to a top-line role since Clayton Keller (leg) was ruled out for the remainder of the season. Ritchie's at 21 points, 89 shots on net, 143 hits and a minus-8 rating in 54 games between the Coyotes and the Maple Leafs this season.
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Coyotes' Nick Ritchie: Garners helper in return

Ritchie notched an assist in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Blues. Ritchie served a one-game suspension Sunday versus the Blackhawks after he slashed Kevin Shattenkirk on Friday. Returning to the lineup Monday, Ritchie was listed on the fourth line, but he saw 16:59 of ice time. The 26-year-old helped out on Nick Schmaltz's third-period tally. Through 18 games with the Coyotes, he has 11 points, 54 hits, 53 shots on net and 18 PIM after struggling with the Maple Leafs to begin the season.
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Arizona Coyotes' Nick Ritchie suspended 1 game for slashing vs. Anaheim Ducks

NEW YORK -- Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Ritchie will be suspended for a game without pay for slashing against the Anaheim Ducks. In the final seconds of the first period of Friday night's game with Arizona down 3-0, Ritchie checked defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk into the boards. Shattenkirk pushed Ritchie, and Ritchie used his stick to hit Shattenkirk on the right side of his head with what the NHL called "a lack of force."
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Nick Ritchie suspended one game for slashing

The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Saturday night that they suspended Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Ritchie for one game for slashing Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk during last night’s game. The incident occurred in the waning seconds of the first period, with the Ducks already commanding a 3-0...
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Coyotes' Nick Ritchie to have hearing for slashing Kevin Shattenkirk

The play occurred in Friday night’s game against the Ducks late in the first period. Ritchie and Shattenkirk were up against the boards and unpleasantries were exchanged between the two, before Dominik Simon stepped in to stick up for Shattenkirk. Ritchie received a penalty during the play for roughing Simon, but nothing for Shattenkirk.
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Coyotes' Nick Ritchie: Receives one-game suspension

Ritchie was suspended one game for slashing Kevin Shattenkirk in Friday's game versus the Ducks. The Coyotes didn't take kindly to getting shut out 5-0, and Ritchie's actions were deemed to have crossed the line. He'll miss Sunday's game versus the Blackhawks, but he should be back in the lineup Monday versus the Blues. Given the Coyotes' injury situation, they may recall a forward before Sunday's contest.
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Coyotes' Nick Ritchie: Deposits lone goal Sunday

Ritchie scored a goal on three shots and added three hits in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Jets. Ritchie's third-period tally tied the game at 1-1 and ultimately forced overtime. The 26-year-old winger has six goals and an assist in his last 10 games despite regularly seeing bottom-six minutes. For the season, he's up to nine tallies, 18 points, 77 shots on net, 123 hits and a minus-4 rating in 47 appearances between the Coyotes and the Maple Leafs.
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Coyotes' Nick Ritchie: Tallies in Tuesday's loss

Ritchie scored a goal and added three hits in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Kraken. Ritchie tallied on a break away at 9:13 of the second period, though his goal was the last one for the Coyotes in the contest. His move from Toronto to Arizona has gone well so far -- Ritchie has six goals and two assists in 12 contests for his new team. The 26-year-old winger is up to 17 points, 74 shots on net, 117 hits, 39 PIM and a minus-4 rating through 45 appearances overall, though he's still seeing just bottom-six usage with the Coyotes.
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Coyotes' Nick Ritchie: Scores in Tuesday's win

Ritchie scored a goal on two shots, levied three hits, went plus-2 and added two PIM in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Canadiens. Ritchie contributed one of the Coyotes' four goals in the first period. In his last nine games, the winger has five goals and two assists while seeing third-line usage. He's been given a bigger role than he was with the Maple Leafs to begin the season. Ritchie has 16 points, 68 shots, 108 hits, 39 PIM and a minus-2 rating in 42 contests overall.
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Coyotes' Nick Ritchie: Gets goal against old team

Ritchie scored a goal on three shots and added three hits in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Bruins. Ritchie played with the Bruins last year, logging 26 points in 56 outings. He hasn't that much success in 2021-22, but he was able to tally against his former team Saturday. Through 40 contests between the Maple Leafs and the Coyotes, Ritchie has 15 points, 65 shots on net, 104 hits and a minus-3 rating. He's posted four goals and two helpers as a Coyote while playing in a middle-six role.
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