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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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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

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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

Ryan McDonagh doesn’t think there is a wrong choice for the next Rangers captain.

The 25-year-old is the favorite to be named captain by coach Alain Vigneault by the end of training camp, but he thinks the Rangers’ leadership is strong from top to bottom. "We have a lot of great candidates here, and the coaching staff is going to make the right decision. They can't make a wrong decision because this group is so solid. Even if you're not going to be one of the guys with a letter, we need 20 guys to be a leader in their own way. It might be a small part. It might be little things off the ice: cracking jokes, keeping spirits up in the room. I think no matter what happens, this group is going to [have] solid leadership all the way through."
Sep 20 - 10:35 PM

The New York Rangers could name Ryan McDonagh their new captain as early as Thursday.

Ryan Callahan was the old captain of the Rangers but was dealt during the 2013-14 season to Tampa Bay and the Rangers did not name another captain for the rest of the season. "I think I've progressed into being a go-to guy, someone teammates can look up to and someone they can count on," McDonagh said. "I think guys see I'm willing to do whatever it takes to win... (Captain) is a big responsibility, too. It's not just about on the ice but how you carry yourself off of it and represent the organization." McDonagh had a big offensive season for New York in 2013-14 with 14 goals and 43 points in 77 games with a plus-11 rating and 13 power play points. He should be a lower end number one defenseman in a 12 team fantasy league.
Sep 14 - 8:30 AM

Ryan McDonagh joined the New York Rangers for informal workouts on Saturday.

It's easy to see why people are expecting big things from McDonagh in 2014-15. After averaging 21:58 in ice time in October, he never logged less than 24:04 in any month for the remainder of the 2013-14 season, generating 43 points overall. He really made a jump in the playoffs, scoring 17 points while averaging 26:49 TOI in 25 postseason contests.
Sep 6 - 1:01 PM

Ryan McDonagh might be the next captain of the New York Rangers.

Coach Alain Vigneault said a decision on who wears the "C" won't be made until around training camp in the fall, but he does have an idea of who it will be. "I've got an idea of where I'm leaning, but I'm not going to share it with you," Vigneault said. "I will seek feedback from a couple of players and I will give everyone that's been around our team some input and I'm pretty sure we'll be real close to a consensus." The 25-year-old defender stepped into a role as a more vocal leader this past season because of his growing confidence and he got to learn from veteran players like Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis along the way. Dan Girardi and Marc Staal are expected to remain the team's assistant captains. New York hasn't had a captain since the team traded Ryan Callahan to Tampa Bay.
Jun 19 - 9:56 AM

Ryan McDonagh picked up an assist in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He finished as the leading scorer on the Rangers, with 17 points in 25 games, during their marvelous playoff run. McDonagh led the team with 13 assists in the postseason and he came close to scoring the game winner in overtime, but his shot went off the post. He didn't have a point in his first 10 contests before going on a tear for the rest of the playoffs.
Jun 14 - 12:44 PM

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