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Ryan McDonagh | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 216
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Defenseman Ryan McDonagh picked up two assists as the New York Rangers edged the Boston Bruins 3-2 in exhibition action Wednesday night.
McDonagh, who is coming off a broken foot, grabbed assists on goals in the second period by Viktor Stalberg and J.T. Miller. Rick Nash, who recorded a game-high eight shots on net, notched what proved to be the game winner on a power-play goal at 5.21 of the third period. Brett Connolly scored both Boston goals and Ryan Spooner assisted on both. Henrik Lundqvist was strong in the New York net, making 39 saves. New York finished its preseason schedule with a 4-1-1 record. Jonas Gustavsson made 24 saves for the Bruins, who will conclude their exhibition season with a game against Washington Friday night. Sep 30 - 11:05 PM

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Ryan McDonagh will go into training camp with no restrictions on his previously broken foot.

"It's good. It feels pretty much normal now," McDonagh said Monday. "I'm not even really thinking about (the foot) on a daily basis, so it's nice. It doesn't get sore after skates and I'm able to do everything I want to do in the weight room training wise, so hopefully in that way it's in the past now." He has been on the ice for informal workouts and hasn't had any problems. McDonagh feels fortunate to heal naturally without the need of surgery and he's ready for training camp.
Sep 7 - 4:08 PM

Ryan McDonagh has recovered nicely from a broken right foot.

"It's safe to say it's getting better every day and feeling pretty much 100 percent at this point now," said McDonagh, who has been skating without issue and is training normally. "We said June 1 was the starting date, so we're more than two-and-a-half months in. I'm back skating on the ice, doing leg strength stuff in the weight room, running and jumping. I'm really trying to put it all behind me now and gear up here for the start of training camp." About a month ago, McDonagh was wearing a walking boot that had been on for six weeks. He sustained the injury in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but he didn't require surgery. McDonagh will be back in New York on Sept. 1 for informal workouts.
Aug 20 - 10:15 AM

Ryan McDonagh won't need surgery this summer to repair his broken right foot.

"We contemplated (surgery) and we thought the best route was the bones were lined up enough," McDonagh noted. In fact, the New York Rangers' captain is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Which is great news for the Rangers who will be looking to finally capture the Stanley Cup after reaching their third Conference Final in four seasons in 2014-15.
Jun 16 - 7:40 PM

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault admitted that Ryan McDonagh had been playing with a broken foot for a few games.

McDonagh played a surprisingly low 17:33 seconds in Friday's Game 7 loss to Tampa Bay. The Rangers' captain left the game briefly but returned to the bench a little later on. The 25-year-old finished the postseason with three goals and nine points in 19 games.
May 29 - 11:29 PM

Ryan McDonagh played just three shifts during the first period of Friday's Game 7 versus Tampa Bay.

Each shift came within the final 7:19 of the period. He fired one shot on net, that missed, and otherwise didn't contribute to the score sheet during his 1:47 of play.
May 29 - 8:50 PM

Ryan McDonagh took his fist shift of Game 7 with his regular defense partner Dan Girardi.

With 7:19 to go in the fist, the Rangers captain was seen on the ice following a the mid-period TV timeout. He didn't look comfortable, but that could just be first-shift jitters.
May 29 - 8:37 PM

Ryan McDonagh returned to the Rangers' bench midway through the first period.

Still no word on what ailed McDonagh, but the good news is that the Rangers' captain is back.
May 29 - 8:32 PM

Though it's only a short time into the opening of Game 7, Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh has already gone to the dressing room without taking a shift.

If McDonagh is indeed hurt or sick, that would explain why Coach Vigneault has dressed seven defenders including Matt Hunwick. What isn't clear, along with what's ailing the Rangers captain, is why Vigneault dressed just 11 forwards by sitting James Sheppard. We'll keep you posted on the situation.
May 29 - 8:23 PM

Ryan McDonagh skipped Thursday's practice, but coach Alain Vigneault isn't concerned.

He didn't take part in the morning skate on Tuesday either prior to Game 6 and he logged nearly 22 minutes of ice time. McDonagh should be ready for Game 7 on Friday night against Tampa Bay.
May 28 - 3:33 PM

Ryan McDonagh was not on the ice for Tuesday's morning skate.

However, he will play in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against Tampa Bay. McDonagh got the session off for some "maintenance" and he will be ready to go with the Rangers facing elimination. He has collected nine points in 17 playoff games.
May 26 - 12:59 PM

Ryan McDonagh was frustrated after the Rangers lost Game 2 by a score of 6-2.

"It's embarrassing," he said. "Our guys better figure it out quickly here and realize that stupid, selfish penalties are going to cost us." Tampa Bay went 3-for-6 on the power play that night. The Rangers were shorthanded just two times in Game 3, but the Lightning were able to score on one of their opportunities. New York battled back in the match, but the captain may not have liked his performance. McDonagh was on the ice for four of Tampa Bay's goals in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss, but he did manage to produce a goal and an assist in the match.
May 21 - 10:55 AM

Ryan McDonagh picked up a power play goal and an assist in Wednesday's Game 3 loss to Tampa Bay.

McDonagh was a beast on the ice on Wednesday. He tied the game at four just 2:28 into the third, helping to complete a two-goal comeback after Tampa had scored four straight. He also registered three shots and hits, and two blocks over 27:07 of work. He skated just over four minutes on special teams, by the way. McDonagh also leads Rangers defenders with nine points through 15 games.
May 21 - 12:26 AM

Ryan McDonagh was very unhappy with the penalties the Rangers took in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Tampa Bay capitalized on three of its six power-play opportunities, which was a big part of its 6-2 victory. "Our guys better figure it out quickly here and realize that stupid, selfish penalties are going to cost us against this team," McDonagh said. "They have too much skill, shooting ourselves in the foot from the very first few minutes, that is not going to give us a chance to win." The Lightning and Rangers are even at 1-1, although Tampa Bay now has the home ice advantage.
May 19 - 10:02 AM

Ryan McDonagh is feeling OK after he was banged up in Game 6 and he will play in Game 7, according to coach Alain Vigneault.

It looked like he hurt his shoulder on Sunday after he was slammed into the boards by Washington's Alex Ovechkin. However, he managed to return to the game. McDonagh has two goals and five points in 11 games this postseason, while averaging 24:22 of ice time per match. He also has 22 hits and 25 blocks.
May 11 - 2:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derick Brassard
2Derek Stepan
3Oscar Lindberg
4Jarret Stoll
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
5Tanner Glass
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Kevin Hayes
3Viktor Stalberg
4Jesper Fast
5Emerson Etem
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Dylan McIlrath
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta