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Ryan McDonagh | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 213
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Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) admitted to feeling rusty early in the Rangers' playoff opener.
McDonagh missed the Rangers' last five regular season games due to the ailment. "I just didn't quite feel myself," said McDonagh. "I wasn't feeling the puck or my legs as much. As we went into the second, I just calmed myself down and really just tried to keep it simple and took what was given and felt like myself the rest of the game." He ended up leading the team with 22:42 minutes of playing time. Apr 18 - 9:58 AM

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Ryan McDonagh said he's no longer dealing with shoulder issues.

"Yeah, I think it's great, no issues, no restrictions or anything so at this point there's really no need how to ask how it's doing anymore," McDonagh said. He missed the last five games of the regular season, but is expected to be in the Rangers' lineup for their playoff opener. He has 14 goals and 43 points in 77 games this season.
Apr 16 - 2:39 PM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) sat out Saturday's game.

It was thought that McDonagh was healthy enough to play but with the game meaning nothing in the standings, the wise move was to sit McDonagh and have him not risk re-injuring his shoulder before the start of the playoffs. McDonagh ends the season with 14 goals and 43 points in 77 games this season and should be drafted in playoff pools, especially if you think the Rangers will win the first round.
Source: NY Post
Apr 13 - 8:02 AM

Ryan McDonagh was chosen for both of the New York Rangers' MVP awards for his efforts this season.

He won the vote for the honor among the members of the media covering the team and he captured the Players' Player Award, which is voted upon by his teammates. He's the first Ranger to win both since Brian Leetch did it in 2003. He broke out offensively in 2013-14 with 14 goals and 43 points in 77 games. He also averages nearly 25 minutes of ice time per game. McDonagh skated on his own Friday and he'll take part in Saturday's morning skate to see if he can return before the playoffs.
Apr 12 - 11:32 AM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) will skate Friday to see if he'll be available to play Saturday.

"He's going to skate tomorrow," coach Alain Vigneault said. "Today was just that he's been skating real hard the last couple of days and we wanted to focus today on doing off-ice activities with him rather than on-ice. He's going to skate tomorrow and then we'll decide Saturday." He skated on Tuesday and Wednesday without contact. There's also a chance that McDonagh might be held out until the playoffs.
Apr 10 - 3:45 PM

There's a "50-50" chance that Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) will play in the Rangers' regular season finale on Saturday, according to coach Alain Vigneault.

McDonagh won't be available for Thursday's game. Odds are the Rangers will err on the side of caution with McDonagh until the playoffs start.
Apr 9 - 1:17 PM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) was on the ice Wednesday, but didn't take part in contact drills.

The odds of McDonagh returning on Thursday are slim. At this point, Game 1 of the first round might be the best target from him, but that's just speculation on our part.
Apr 9 - 12:11 PM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) might not return before the end of the regular season.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault admitted that he might simply sit McDonagh even if he's capable of playing. From the Rangers' perspective, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if he gets an opportunity to rest up before the playoffs.
Apr 8 - 12:21 PM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) is expected to miss his third straight game on Tuesday.

McDonagh suffered the shoulder injury when he was hit by the Canucks Alex Burrows a week ago. There is no word as to whether or not McDonagh is even skating at this time and the hope is that he will be ready for the start of the playoffs. The defenseman is having a breakout season in the NHL with 14 goals and 43 points with a plus-11 rating in 77 games. He should be drafted as a top-10 defenseman next season.
Apr 8 - 10:08 AM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) won't return on Saturday.

It will be McDonagh's second straight game on the sidelines. The good news is that he thinks he'll be able to return before the start of the postseason.
Apr 5 - 12:21 PM

Ryan McDonagh is "pretty confident" that he'll be back before the playoffs start.

The Rangers defenseman suffered a shoulder injury on a hit from Canucks forward Alex Borrows late in Tuesday's game, and he didn't play Thursday night, though he traveled with the team. McDonagh said right now he's dealing with soreness and doesn't have "full range of motion" with his left arm. "I’m pretty confident that I will be (back before the playoffs)," he said. "That’s my goal. I wish I could be out there right now, but hopefully I get a chance to get back in soon."
Apr 3 - 10:26 PM

Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) traveled with the Rangers to Colorado for Thursday night's game versus the Avalanche.

A team spokesman said the initial diagnosis on McDonagh's injury is that it's "not serious." That's good news because it means that he probably won't need surgery, but the Rangers may keep him out of the lineup until the playoffs.
Apr 2 - 6:22 PM

Ryan McDonagh sustained a shoulder injury in the final minute of the Rangers' game on Tuesday.

McDonagh had his left arm in a sling following the contest, but fortunately the ailment is not believed to be serious. It would be a major blow to the Rangers if he wasn't available for the playoffs.
Apr 2 - 9:15 AM

The New York Rangers think Ryan McDonagh has played well enough this season to merit strong consideration as the top defenseman in the NHL.

"Ryan McDonagh … has just been a force out there," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "He’s got to be getting some consideration for the Norris Trophy the way he is playing offensively." McDonagh's point-scoring streak was snapped Friday at five games (three goals, four assists). He had a goal and an assist Monday and scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal Wednesday. McDonagh has three goals in the past six games — all game-winners. "It’s something that I’ve seen with Mac since I started with him," said Derek Stepan, who has known McDonagh since the two were children, and also was his teammate at Wisconsin. "It’s no secret defensively he’s very difficult to beat and probably one of the best defensemen and now you guys are going to get to see a little bit of his offensive side. And he’s got a big offensive swing to him and it hasn’t really shined as much as it has this year but it’s been there the whole time. He'll continue to grow."
Source: NY Post
Mar 29 - 10:30 AM

Ryan McDonagh netted a goal for the Rangers in their 3-1 victory against the Flyers on Wednesday night.

Since entering the league in January 2011, McDonagh has been known for his stingy defense and not his offense. But now, under the offensively-minded Alain Vigneault, McDonagh's offensive game is blossoming. His 14 goals are tied for fifth among blueliners, and his 43 points are tied for 11th. He also had four penalty minutes and was a plus-one in this game. Fourth liners Derek Dorsett and Dominic Moore also scored for New York in the win.
Mar 26 - 11:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Brad Richards
3Derick Brassard
4Dominic Moore
5Brian Boyle
LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3Benoit Pouliot
4Daniel Carcillo
5J.T. Miller
RW1Rick Nash
2Martin St. Louis
3Mats Zuccarello
4Derek Dorsett
5Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Anton Stralman
5Kevin Klein
6Raphael Diaz
7John Moore
8Justin Falk
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot