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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
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Ryan McDonagh (abdominal strain) will miss at least two games.
McDonagh had already been ruled out of Wednesday's contest, but he won't play on Friday either. The plan is to reevaluate him on Sunday. Nov 22 - 5:22 PM

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Ryan McDonagh's abdominal strain has been a lingering issue, according to Rangers coach Alain Vigneault.

McDonagh has already been ruled out for Wednesday's contest and he didn't skate Tuesday because doctors wanted to take a closer look. It's uncertain if he will be ready to play on Friday, but we should know more soon.
Nov 21 - 1:41 PM

Ryan McDonagh will sit out Wednesday's game against Carolina because of an abdominal strain.

McDonagh didn't take part in Tuesday's practice because of the injury. A timetable for his return is unclear at this time, so consider him day-to-day for now.
Nov 21 - 12:45 PM

Ryan McDonagh registered an assist in a 6-4 win over Vegas on Tuesday.

McDonagh has recorded a point in three straight games. That's brought him up to six assists in 13 contests this season. He should finish in the 30-40 point range in 2017-18 as long as he stays healthy.
Nov 1 - 5:24 AM

Ryan McDonagh didn't take part in Wednesday's practice.

McDonagh is still expected to play on Thursday, so this isn't a major development. However, in the unlikely event that he missed Thursday's morning skate as well then this will be a more serious matter.
Oct 18 - 3:57 PM

The New York Rangers are still looking for a defense partner for Ryan McDonagh.

The Rangers were hoping that Kevin Shattenkirk would work out but thus far McDonagh has played with Shattenkirk, Marc Staal, Nick Holden and Tony DeAngelo to no avail. McDonagh had a great partner for years in Dan Girardi but he is no longer a Ranger. The Rangers are off to a 1-5 start and are in big trouble in the early going.
Source: NY Post
Oct 16 - 8:44 AM

Ryan McDonagh is upbeat about the prospect of playing alongside Kevin Shattenkirk this season.

The duo was put together during training camp and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault has liked the results, so they'll open the season as the top pairing. "He really holds on to that puck, patient, eyes up all the time, makes the right decision with the puck, puts it in an area where we can control it and keep possession, great along the blue line, getting shots down and finding open guys," McDonagh said of Shattenkirk. "Think we’ll work well together. We want to focus on not spending a lot of time in our zone and staying fresh for the offensive zone and getting up the ice and joining rushes. Think we came together and improved a lot in a short period of time." McDonagh had six goals and 42 points in 77 games last season, making it the second time in his career that he reached the 40-point mark. He's a fair bet to reach that level again this season.
Source: NY Post
Oct 3 - 4:57 AM

Ryan McDonagh scored the game-winning goal in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

McDonagh also helped set up Rick Nash's power play goal in the first period. The Rangers captain logged almost 24 minutes of ice time in the preseason victory. McDonagh looks like he's in mid-season form already. He's coming off a season that saw him score six goals and 42 points in 77 games.
Sep 25 - 9:51 PM

Ryan McDonagh is excited to be paired with Kevin Shattenkirk in 2017-18.

They have had some experiences together with the United States on the international stage at the 2007 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship, 2011 World Championship and the 2014 Sochi Olympics. "[He's] a guy that just wants to go out there and play well for his team and play [to] his strengths," said McDonagh. "Everyone knows the kind of player he is, and the things he can do with the puck are pretty impressive so it's going to be fun to see."
Jul 27 - 12:46 PM

Ryan McDonagh registered an assist in the Rangers' 4-1 win over Ottawa in Game 4 Thursday night.

McDonagh has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games. He's up to a goal and six points in 10 playoff contests. That assist was also his 40th career postseason point in 94 games.
May 5 - 10:31 AM

Ryan McDonagh scored a power play goal in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

The Rangers are now down 1-0 in the best-of-seven series. McDonagh gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead at the 7:10 mark of the second period, but Sens forward Ryan Dzingel responded just over 11 minutes later to tie the game at one. Unfortunately for New York, Sens defenseman Erik Karlsson scored a goal late in the third period (from a terrible angle) to give Ottawa the lead and the win. McDonagh finished the game with a minus-1 rating, two shots on goal and five hits in 28:21 of ice time. McDonagh has one goal and two assists in seven postseason games in 2017. Game 2 will be played in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon.
Apr 27 - 10:06 PM

Ryan McDonagh made sure the Rangers went into the playoffs on the right foot on Sunday night.

The captain scored a goal and an assist to notch a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh in the finale. McDonagh finishes the year with six goals and 42 points in 77 games this season.
Apr 9 - 11:42 PM

Ryan McDonagh returns to action on Sunday against the Penguins.

He has five goals and 40 points in 76 games this season along with 159 blocks.
Apr 9 - 5:57 PM

Ryan McDonagh (undisclosed) could return to the Rangers lineup Sunday.

McDonagh has missed the last four games with the minor injury. He will play in Game 1 of the playoffs and could see action on Sunday to get his hockey legs back. He has five goals and 40 points in 76 games and if you think the Rangers are going deep into the post-season, he should be a fine choice in playoff pools.
Source: NY Post
Apr 9 - 8:54 AM

Ryan McDonagh (undisclosed) fully participated in Friday's practice.

McDonagh has already been ruled out for Saturday's game, but it seems likely that he'll be playing in Game 1 of the first round. "[This break] has been good for everything," McDonagh said of his time on the sidelines. "Recharge the mind here, hopefully for a long run, and physically, for sure, letting the body heal up. We have enough time before the playoffs start that we’re able to get back out there and feel good on the ice." He has five goals and 40 points in 76 games this season.
Source: NY Post
Apr 8 - 10:23 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mika Zibanejad
2Kevin Hayes
3David Desharnais
4Boo Nieves
LW1Chris Kreider
2Rick Nash
3Jimmy Vesey
4Michael Grabner
5Ryan Gropp
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Pavel Buchnevich
4Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Brady Skjei
4Brendan Smith
5Marc Staal
6Nick Holden
7Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec