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Ryan Murray | Defenseman

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (21) / 9/27/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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Ryan Murray (knee) could return to action this week as the Blue Jackets embark on a West Coast trip.
Murray has yet to play this season after recovering from off-season knee surgery. He has been practicing with the Blue Jackets and is close to a return. He had 21 points as 20-year-old rookie last season and should expect a slight increase in 2014-15. Oct 19 - 5:58 AM

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Ryan Murray (knee) isn't likely to play on Friday.

Murray is already cleared for contact and will be evaluated on Friday, but Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards thinks it's more realistic to expect him to return during Columbus' four-game road trip. That stretch will start in Ottawa on Saturday.
Oct 16 - 8:09 AM

Ryan Murray (knee) took part in his first full practice on Monday.

Murray isn't scheduled to be evaluated again until Friday, but he might get the green light to return at that time. There's a chance that Murray will actually be a healthy scratch once he's ready, given that Columbus' defense has been great so far, but he's unlikely to be kept out of the lineup for long.
Oct 14 - 10:09 AM

Ryan Murray (knee) is getting closer to returning as he is now allowed 'controlled contact' in practice.

The final step before playing in a game will be full contact. While there is no timetable for his return, the second overall pick in the 2012 Draft is close to returning. "I ask him on the ice each day how he’s feeling," coach Todd Richards said. "Early on there was some hesitation in his answer. Now, there is not as much hesitation. It’s, ‘I feel good, I feel great.’ " Murray is worth selecting in deeper pools and definitely should be taken in all dynasty pools. He had 21 points last season and 30 is within his grasp if he returns shortly.
Oct 11 - 6:43 AM

Ryan Murray (knee) has now taken part in four straight practices.

Murray is encouraged by the progress his injured knee has been making lately. That being said, there's still no target date for his season debut. He started the season on the injured reserve list.
Oct 10 - 5:37 PM

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray has been placed on the non-roster injured reserve list.

Murray had his knee cleaned up during the off-season and still isn't ready to return to action. The Jackets have had some tough luck so far in 2014. They have yet to sign Ryan Johansen, and have lost Boone Jenner, Nathan Horton and Murray to injury.
Oct 5 - 9:11 PM

There is still a chance that Ryan Murray (knee) could play in the season opener on Thursday in Buffalo.

Murray still hasn't been cleared for contact but coach Todd Richards is keeping a close eye on him. "He's been getting better and better each day," Richards said. "He's doing more and more." Stay tuned as Murray was drafted second overall in the 2012 Draft and had four goals and 21 points in 66 games last season.
Oct 5 - 7:22 AM

Ryan Murray (knee) skated with the Blue Jackets on Friday.

Murray still isn't cleared to take contact though. It remains to be seen if he'll end up playing in the season opener.
Oct 3 - 1:53 PM

Ryan Murray (knee) might still play in the season opener.

Murray hasn't taken part in contact drills since the start of training camp, let alone played in a preseason game. Still, Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards is confident he'll be able to jump into the regular season without the benefit of exhibition contests. We wouldn't be surprised if Murray gets off to a sluggish start though.
Oct 2 - 8:10 AM

Ryan Murray (knee) took part in Sunday's practice.

Murray didn't take any contact, but it's still a step up after previously skating on his own. He should be regarded as questionable for the Blue Jackets' season opener.
Sep 29 - 10:12 AM

Ryan Murray (knee) once again skated on his own Friday.

Murray, who was selected second overall in the 2012 Draft, had his knee scoped in June and the Blue Jackets are definitely not rushing him back into action. He had four goals and 21 points last season so you should expect 7-8 goals and 30-35 points if he is able to stay healthy all season.
Sep 27 - 7:27 AM

Ryan Murray skated in full-gear today, but says he doesn’t want to rush back from his knee injury.

Murray had a knee scope in June and still isn’t ready to return to the Blue Jackets’ line up. "We don’t want to rush it," said Murray. "We rushed it a little bit last year and it didn’t react too well." There is no timetable for the 20-year-old’s return. The Blue Jackets are counting on Murray to be a big part of their blue line going forward.
Sep 25 - 2:30 PM

Ryan Murray (knee) was on the ice again on Sunday.

Murray didn't skate with the players preparing to participate in Sunday's preseason opener though. He had four goals and 21 points in 66 games as a rookie last season.
Sep 21 - 12:24 PM

Ryan Murray (knee) skated by himself after practice on Saturday.

Murray is still not ready to go as he is rehabbing a knee injury. Murray was selected second overall in the 2012 Draft and the Blue Jackets are counting on him to be a big part of their blueline this season. His power play time will be limited this season as James Wisniewski and Jack Johnson are ahead of him on the depth chart so he is likely a 5-6 defenseman at best in deeper leagues.
Sep 21 - 6:42 AM

Ryan Murray did not practice with his teammates on the first day of Blue Jackets training camp because he’s still rehabbing a knee injury.

Murray was supposed to practice with the afternoon group of players on Friday, but never hit the ice. Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen said Murray’s absence was just part of his rehab schedule. "This is part of his rehab process, and he’s not going to skate everyday" said Kekalainen. "So, today was just one of those days where he’s not going to skate." The Jackets are counting on the former second overall pick in 2012 to be a key part of their defense this season.
Sep 19 - 8:10 PM

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5Sonny Milano
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4Marko Dano
5Corey Tropp
6Adam Cracknell
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