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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
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Matt Ellis cleared waivers today and was assigned to the Portland Pirates in the American Hockey League.

Ellis (8/31/1981, 6’, 207 lbs.) played seven games with the Buffalo Sabres in the 2008-09 season, registering nine shots.

Splitting last season between Detroit and Los Angeles, the forward picked up eight points (3+5) in 54 games.

He started the season with the Red Wings, but was claimed off waivers by the Kings on February 21/08. Ellis has eight points in 70 career NHL games.

Ellis played with Detroit’s AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids from 2003-07, collecting 153 points (69+84) in 282 games.

A native of Welland, Ont., Ellis played four years of junior hockey with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League.

Ellis signed as an undrafted free agent with Detroit in May 2002.
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