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Ryan McDonagh | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 213
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Ryan McDonagh has struggled since returning from a shoulder injury on Nov. 28.
"He and I expect a lot more," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "We've all seen Ryan play and the type of hockey that he can play – assertive, strong one on one, not casual going back for the pucks but going back for the pucks quickly, gaining the first forechecker, getting on the hands of the forwards, joining the rush when the opportunity is there." Fantasy owners are likely content with McDonagh's recent play though as he's recorded an assist in each of his three games since returning. He has six points in 13 games this season. Dec 3 - 10:33 AM

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Ryan McDonagh played 22:12 minutes after missing the previous 12 games with a separated shoulder Friday.

The Rangers welcomed back their top blueliner as they shutout the Flyers 3-0. McDonagh has only three assists in 11 games but expect more offensively as the season goes on from the blueliner.
Source: NY Post
Nov 29 - 8:42 AM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) is good to play in Friday's matinee against the Philadelphia Flyers.

The contest starts at 1:00 p.m. ET, so be sure to adjust your lineup now if you have the option to do so. This will be McDonagh's first game since Nov. 1. He has three assists in 10 games this season.
Nov 28 - 11:04 AM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) may be ready to return on Friday night.

He was paired with Dan Girardi during Thursday's practice, which bumped John Moore to an extra. McDonagh may be a game-time decision after missing the past 11 games with a separated shoulder.
Nov 27 - 6:28 PM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) took part in Tuesday's practice.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault was impressed with how McDonagh performed. McDonagh won't be available on Wednesday, but he should return within the next week.
Nov 25 - 3:50 PM

New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh may begin skating with teammates as soon as next week.

That's the next step in his progression from a shoulder injury. It's been a tough start to the 2014-15 season for McDonagh, but he has potential to be a nice mid-level fantasy blueliner, at least when he's healthy.
Nov 22 - 1:42 PM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) skated on his own again Wednesday.

He wasn't wearing full equipment prior to the Rangers' optional skate. McDonagh appears to be on track to return from a separated shoulder in early December.
Nov 19 - 2:20 PM

Ryan McDonagh skated on Tuesday for the first time since separating his shoulder.

McDonagh was initially projected to miss four weeks and he's now two weeks into that timetable. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault didn't offer an updated projection so for now we're still tentatively looking for McDonagh to come back towards the end of this month or in early December.
Nov 18 - 2:17 PM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) should resume skating before the end of the week.

McDonagh hasn't played since Nov. 1. He was originally projected to miss three-to-four weeks, so he might be back in the last week of November. He has three assists in 10 games in 2014-15.
Nov 17 - 4:28 PM

Ryan McDonagh (separated shoulder) is still not back on skates.

McDonagh was injured two weeks ago and while the original estimate for his return was three-four weeks, the feeling at the time was that it could be longer. Well, it's looking like it could be longer. Stay tuned as the talented blueliner had three assists in 10 games before the injury.
Source: NY Post
Nov 15 - 8:01 AM

The New York Rangers estimate that Ryan McDonagh will be out three-to-four weeks, although the feeling is that it could be longer.

The word "hope" was thrown around. McDonagh's off to a somewhat disappointing start with zero goals and three assists in 10 gmaes, although him time on ice (23:33 per game) gave the impression that he might be able to snap out of it. This is a tough blow to a Rangers blueline that's now low on offensive talent.
Nov 2 - 1:35 PM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) will undergo an MRI on Sunday.

McDonagh suffered a separated left shoulder when he was blasted to the boards by Jets forward Evander Kane in the first period Saturday. The Rangers captain has developed into one of the team’s most irreplaceable players. A timetable on how long he’ll be out should be known sometime Sunday. McDonagh missed five games for the same injury in April.
Nov 2 - 1:39 AM

Ryan McDonagh suffered a separated shoulder Saturday night against the Jets.

The Rangers captain left the game in considerable pain in the first period after a hard hit along the boards from Jets forward Evander Kane. He injured the same shoulder on a hit from Canucks forward Alex Burrows in April, and he ended up missing five games. McDonagh had three assists in nine games this year, while logging 25:26. The team will reevaluate him Sunday, and then a timetable should be known.
Nov 1 - 8:42 PM

Captain Ryan McDonagh is no stranger to logging big minutes as he skated another 30:19 in Thursday night's shootout victory over Carolina.

It's been a rocky start to his captaincy by any measure, normal or fancy, but as always, McDonagh answered the bell. He skated nearly nine minutes on special teams while taking four shots, three giveaways, two hits, blocks, takeaways and one minor.
Oct 17 - 1:07 AM

Ryan McDonagh is the new captain of the New York Rangers.

The Rangers made it official on Monday with an announcement. McDonagh, 25, becomes the fourth-youngest captain in the club's history. He is also the11th defenseman in Rangers history to be appointed captain. The Rangers are now the second franchise in NHL history to have three consecutive American-born captains (along with the Dallas Stars).
Oct 6 - 10:11 PM

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LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
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RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
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D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Kevin Klein
5John Moore
6Matt Hunwick
7Dan Boyle
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot