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Ryan McDonagh | Defenseman | #27

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 216
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (12) / MON
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Ryan McDonagh had a broken bone in his right pointer finger.
He was able to play through it when he returned in Game 3, but said it did affect his stickhandling and passing. Apr 26 - 5:13 PM

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Ryan McDonagh logged 22:48 minutes of ice time in his return from a hand injury on Tuesday.

McDonagh recorded five hits, but didn't record a shot on goal in the Rangers' 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh. "I was fine," McDonagh said. "I was more worried about the team and the series." Getting McDonagh back is a big boost for the Rangers, but they've nevertheless found themselves down 2-1 in the first round series.
Apr 20 - 9:03 AM

It's official, Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh will return for Game 3 against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

He's expected to pair with Brady Skjei as Dylan McIlrath is scratched. McDonagh has 34 points in 81 career playoff games, including 26 points in 44 games over the last two seasons.
Apr 19 - 6:46 PM

Ryan McDonagh is skating with Brady Skjei during Tuesday's pregame warm-ups.

He appears to be back in the lineup and Dylan McIlrath is set to be scratched.
Apr 19 - 6:41 PM

Ryan McDonagh is on the ice and warming up Tuesday night against Pittsburgh for Game 3.

He was second in line behind Henrik Lundqvist, which only amplifies the suspicion that the Rangers' captain is making his first appearance of the playoffs. Stay tuned.
Apr 19 - 6:33 PM

Ryan McDonagh (hand) might be available to play on Tuesday night in Game 3.

He will meet with doctors this afternoon and could get clearance to return to the lineup. Coach Alain Vigneault is a bit more optimistic about the defenseman's status after he was called "doubtful" on Monday.
Apr 19 - 11:25 AM

Ryan McDonagh (hand) is "doubtful" for Game 3 on Tuesday.

Coach Alain Vigneault added that "stranger things have happened" so there still could be a chance that McDonagh could play. The Rangers bench boss was surprised that McDonagh was on the ice for Monday's practice.
Apr 18 - 1:45 PM

Ryan McDonagh (hand) skated with Raphael Diaz on the fourth defense pair during Monday's practice.

It looks like he won't be ready to play in Game 3 on Tuesday, but if he feels good after the session then the door is certainly open.
Apr 18 - 12:22 PM

Ryan McDonagh is still considered "day-to-day" per Rangers coach Alain Vigneault.

The Rangers also summoned up Raphael Diaz as McDonagh won't practice with the team on Monday. McDonagh meanwhile won't practice, and therefore likely won't play in Tuesday's Game 3.
Apr 17 - 1:30 PM

Ryan McDonagh (hand) has already been ruled out for Game 2 on Saturday night.

He hasn't played since Apr. 4 when he took a shot off his hand. It remains unclear if he will be able to play in the first round of the playoffs.
Apr 14 - 11:56 AM

Ryan McDonagh (hand) didn't participate in Wednesday's morning skate, but he was later on the ice with the extras.

McDonagh ended up working on his skating with assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson. He won't participate in Game 1 and right now the question is if he'll take part in the first round at all.
Apr 13 - 12:56 PM

At this point it's not clear if Ryan McDonagh (hand) is likely to play at all in the first round.

McDonagh did join the Rangers for Tuesday's practice, but he was wearing a non-contact jersey. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault was asked if he believed there was a chance that McDonagh would play in the opening series and Vigneault replied, "I would say at this point, there’s a chance he might be able to play at some point." That doesn't directly answer the question, which could suggest that McDonagh's status for the first round is up in the air. That interpretation has to be taken with a grain of salt though, especially when you consider that almost all injury information is closely guarded at this time of year.
Apr 13 - 11:07 AM

Ryan McDonagh (hand) skated with the Rangers on Tuesday, but he was wearing a non-contact jersey.

McDonagh has already been ruled out for Game 1 of the first round. Although the Rangers are officially listing him as day-to-day with an upper-body injury, he reportedly has a broken hand.
Apr 12 - 3:33 PM

Ryan McDonagh will "definitely not start" New York's first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Coach Alain Vigneault delivered the news following Monday's practice. He said that McDonagh is listed as day-to-day with an "upper-body injury." It's been reported that he suffered a broken hand when he blocked a shot against Columbus last Monday.
Apr 11 - 1:49 PM

Ryan McDonagh (broken right hand) has been upgraded to day-to-day by coach Alain Vineault.

Certainly anything is possible, especially depending on the severity and location of the break in his hand. But we're skeptical that McDonagh has gone from expected to miss the first round to day-to-day. We'll just have to wait and see to find out.
Apr 9 - 3:31 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Oscar Lindberg
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Nathan Gerbe
5Tanner Glass
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Kevin Hayes
3J.T. Miller
4Pavel Buchnevich
5Jesper Fast
6Josh Jooris
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Dan Girardi
3Kevin Klein
4Marc Staal
5Nick Holden
6Adam Clendening
7Dylan McIlrath
8Brady Skjei
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta