|Sep. 7 1:43 PM PT2:43 PM MT3:43 PM CT4:43 PM ET20:43 GMT4:43 1:43 PM MST3:43 PM EST0:43 UAE (+1)16:43 ETNaN:� BRT - Ellis will need a full six months to recover from offseason knee surgery, and general manager David Poile says they don't expect him back until possibly 2018.
Analysis: Ellis was injured during the Stanley Cup Final that Nashville lost in six games to Pittsburgh. Poile says Ellis had knee surgery during the offseason and that doctors want to take it slower with Ellis' recovery, using a full six months. That schedule would have the defenseman returning around the end of this year.