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Ryan McDonagh | Defenseman | #27

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (12) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan McDonagh (upper body) should be able to start practicing soon.
Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said it's just "a matter of days" at this point. Of course, the question is if he'll still be with the Rangers by the time he's healthy. The Rangers are looking to shake up their roster and trade with the future in mind between now and Monday's deadline. That doesn't necessarily mean that the Rangers will do anything as big as trading McDonagh, but if the right deal comes along then who knows. Feb 22 - 5:32 AM
Source: NY Post

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The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning have both reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Ryan McDonagh.

That said, neither team has made a compelling offer to the Rangers yet, according to The Post. McDonagh is signed through 2018-19, so even though the Rangers are expected to be sellers at the deadline, they aren't in a position where they need to move their captain. As an aside, McDonagh is currently day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Source: NY Post
Feb 13 - 6:34 AM

Ryan McDonagh (upper body) will not play Sunday in Winnipeg.

McDonagh missed the Rangers last game in Calgary on Friday and won't be in the lineup again Sunday. He has two goals and 26 points in 49 games and could be dealt at the trade deadline as his name has been bandied about in rumors. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 11 - 8:18 AM

Ryan McDonagh (upper body) won't play in Friday's game against the Calgary Flames.

McDonagh has been dealing with a lingering injury, according to's Dan Rosen. He's also not expected to go on the Rangers' upcoming road trip. With the Rangers admitting that they'll begin re-tooling their roster, there's really no rush to get McDonagh back in the lineup.
Feb 9 - 6:51 PM

Larry Brooks of the New York Post says that the Tampa Bay Lightning may be interested in Ryan McDonagh.

The Rangers need some prospects and the Lightning have lots of them so Brooks states that New York would be willing to take back up to half of the salary cap hit of $4.7 million depending on what the return was. McDonagh is signed through next season and a trade to Tampa Bay would make them favorites as far as Stanley Cup odds are concerned this season. McDonagh has two goals and 26 points this season with both goals coming on January 25 against the Sharks.
Source: NY Post
Feb 4 - 8:49 AM

Ryan McDonagh (back) will return to the lineup Tuesday night.

McDonagh was listed as game-time decision and he's ready to play. He was reportedly suffering from back spasms, which kept him out of the lineup on Sunday.
Jan 16 - 6:19 PM

Ryan McDonagh (back) sounds like he'll be a game-time decision Tuesday night.

McDonagh was on the ice for the morning skate and he will take part in the pregame warmups. It seems like he will be available to play against Philadelphia, but we will know more prior to puck drop.
Jan 16 - 3:09 PM

Ryan McDonagh's undisclosed injury is reportedly back spasms.

McDonagh missed Sunday's game due to the problem. He's considered doubtful for Tuesday's contest as well. Brendan Smith was reinserted into the lineup on Sunday as a result of McDonagh's absence.
Source: NY Post
Jan 16 - 8:42 AM

Ryan McDonagh will sit out Sunday night's contest against the Penguins due to an undisclosed injury.

Chris Kreider and Kevin Hayes join McDonagh in the press box for the important divisional matchup. Coach Alain Vigneault said McDonagh had more than a 50 per cent chance to play on Sunday, so it's likely he will be good to go by Tuesday's game.
Jan 14 - 7:26 PM

The New York Rangers have announced that Ryan McDonagh is a game-time decision for tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Head coach Alain Vigneault said his star blueliner is "50-50" to play tonight. McDonagh has no goals and 19 assists in 39 games, while averaging 23:56 of ice time per night. It would be a huge loss for the Rangers on a back-to-back if he couldn't suit up.
Jan 14 - 12:44 PM

Ryan McDonagh expects more from himself and the other Rangers' go-to players.

McDonagh is one of a few key players on the Rangers who have struggled to score this season. "We don't have enough of our best players stepping up, and you can look for sure right away at me there and my play," he said. "You need your top players to carry your team and we haven't done that nearly enough." McDonagh doesn't have a goal through 38 appearances this campaign and he's gone nine matches without a point.
Jan 8 - 4:38 PM

Ryan McDonagh registered an assist in the Rangers' 3-2 loss to Ottawa Wednesday night.

McDonagh has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He has 16 assists in 27 contests this season.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 10:19:00 AM

Ryan McDonagh played a strong game Friday night in his return from an abdominal strain.

The talented rearguard missed four games with the injury but looked in fine form logging a team-high 22:54 minutes of ice time. McDonagh, who also registered an assist in the game, had the following to say about his performance: "Felt really good. Thought I moved my feet well, got around the ice and played strong defensively. Felt like I got even stronger as the game went on, so that was good." If you have not done so already, activate McDonagh.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 10:19:00 AM

Ryan McDonagh (abdominal strain) will draw back into the Rangers' lineup on Friday.

McDonagh was sidelined for four consecutive games. He has 12 assists in 21 contests in 2017-18. Now that he's ready to play, Steven Kampfer will be a healthy scratch.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 05:14:00 PM

Ryan McDonagh (abdominal strain) appears likely to return Friday.

"It's come a long way here in the last few days. I felt really good," said McDonagh after Thursday's practice. "Not really thinking about it anymore, which is a good sign." He has sat out the last four games.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 04:49:00 PM

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4Vinni Lettieri
LW1Chris Kreider
2Rick Nash
3Jimmy Vesey
4Cody McLeod
5Ryan Gropp
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Pavel Buchnevich
4Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Brady Skjei
4Tony DeAngelo
5Marc Staal
6John Gilmour
7Steven Kampfer
8Rob O'Gara
9Neal Pionk
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec
3Alexandar Georgiev