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Ryan Murray | Defenseman

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (20) / 9/27/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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Ryan Murray will be held out of the lineup in Saturday's regular season finale as a precaution.
He has played in five games since returning from arthroscopic knee surgery. Murray is expected to be ready to go for Game 1 of the playoffs next week. Apr 12 - 6:07 PM

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Defenseman Ryan Murray was a plus-1 in his return to the Columbus Blue Jackets' lineup on Friday night.

Murray had missed the previous 15 games because of a knee injury. The No. 2 overall pick in 2012 underwent arthroscopic surgery on March 7 after suffering the injury during a win at Toronto on March 3. He was expected to miss four to six weeks. "I got my legs back," Murray said. "We’re in a tight playoff race. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?" Coach Todd Richards said he didn’t hesitate to throw Murray into the fire of a postseason push after missing an entire month. "He’s earned my confidence in him, based on his decisions, his calmness with the puck, his poise and how he defends," Richards said.
Apr 5 - 10:02 AM

Ryan Murray (knee) is ready to return on Friday.

Murray missed roughly a month due to the injury. He was initially expected to miss the remainder of the regular season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery. The Blue Jackets could certainly use the boost as they fight to secure their hold on the second Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.
Apr 4 - 12:33 PM

Ryan Murray (knee) might be back in the lineup either Friday against Chicago or Sunday afternoon versus the New York Islanders.

"He's very close," coach Todd Richards said after Wednesday's optional practice. Murray has been skating for about a week and feels his conditioning is improving. Murray underwent arthroscopic surgery on Mar. 7.
Apr 2 - 1:39 PM

Ryan Murray (knee) has skated on his own for the past three days.

"It's just good to get back on the ice," said Murray, who had arthroscopic surgery on Mar. 7. "I've been stretching and working out a bit, normal stuff trying to get back in shape. Skating is another step." He joined his teammates for the final few minutes of practice on Thursday. Murray might be back if the Blue Jackets can qualify for the postseason.
Mar 27 - 2:53 PM

Ryan Murray is projected to miss four-to-six weeks after he had knee surgery on Friday.

He was injured late in the first period against Toronto on Monday and he's unlikely to play for the rest of the season. "Ryan's a young kid, so it's something he'll be able to get over," coach Todd Richards said. "He still has a long career ahead of him. The impact right now ... it's a big impact. He was a real, real bright spot for us all year." The rookie blueliner had 20 points and he was averaging 19:47 of ice time per contest.
Mar 8 - 2:17 PM

Ryan Murray (knee/ankle) status has been termed as day-to-day by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Columbus Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards expects Murray to return before the end of the 2013-14 campaign, which is a little more than a month away. The loss of Murray will be difficult for the Blue Jackets to overcome given that they're also missing blueliner Fedor Tyutin (ankle).
Mar 4 - 12:25 PM

Ryan Murray's lower-body injury is believed to be related to his left knee or ankle.

Murray left Monday's game as a result of the ailment. Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards doesn't believe the injury is serious, but he conceded that Murray might miss some contests as a result.
Mar 4 - 9:34 AM

Columbus defenseman Ryan Murray was forced to leave Monday's game against Toronto due to a lower-body injury.

We're not sure of the extent of the injury, but it has been confirmed he will not return to the contest. Stay tuned for more details as they're released.
Mar 3 - 8:11 PM

One day after absorbing the biggest hit of his young NHL career, Blue Jackets rookie defenseman Ryan Murray pronounced himself 100 percent healthy and ready to play against the San Jose Sharks Friday night.

"I feel good," Murray said. "I’m glad nothing’s wrong." Murray left Thursday’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings midway through the second period when Kings forward Dustin Brown flattened him with a thunderous check that appeared to clip Murray’s head. The 20-year-old did not return for the rest of the second period, and he missed one shift at the start of the third. But once he was cleared by the medical staff using the NHL’s concussion protocol, Murray finished the game. "I kind of felt a little ridiculous, really, sitting back there on the doctor’s table," he said. "I thought I could just take a shift off, but they made me go through the whole ordeal." The NHL reviewed the hit but deemed it not worthy of punishment beyond the two minutes Brown received for charging.
Feb 8 - 9:49 AM

Ryan Murray sustained a possible head injury during Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Kings.

Murray was subjected to a high hit by Los Angeles' Dustin Brown early in the second period. Murray stayed in the contest for two more shifts before he spent some time in the Blue Jackets' dressing room. He rejoined the team in the third period. "Even though (Murray) came back, you never know what tomorrow morning is going to bring," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards cautioned. Because Murray was able to return, we're going to list him as healthy for now, but this situation is certainly worth monitoring. Columbus will play against San Jose on Friday.
Feb 7 - 8:40 AM

Ryan Murray had a superb month of January, reminding us why he was the second overall pick in the 2012 Draft.

Murray notched 10 assists in 14 games and owned a +3 rating while averaging just under 20 minutes per game. He had a rough start to his rookie year with just 10 points in his first 40 games, but the youngster has emerged onto the fantasy radar with a solid month since.
Jan 31 - 8:58 PM

Ryan Murray had a goal and an assist on Monday.

That gives Murray three goals and six points in 24 games this season. He's got a good amount of offensive upside, but his fantasy value in his rookie season is limited at best. He's still worth hanging onto in keeper leagues though.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 09:40:00 AM

Ryan Murray was a minus-three on Friday as he had a new defensive partner in Jack Johnson.

Murray is usually partnered with James Wisniewski but Wisniewski sat out the game with an illness. The talented Murray has two goals and four points in 23 games as he pushed his plus/minus into negative territory at minus-one. The rookie is worth rostering in keeper leagues.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 06:48:00 AM

Ryan Murray (upper body) will dress in Saturday's game versus the Islanders.

He has been dealing with some upper-body soreness, but it won't prevent him from playing against the Isles. Murray got his second goal of the season in Thursday's loss to the Rangers to give him three points in 15 contests.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 06:29:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Derek MacKenzie
5Ryan Craig
LW1Nick Foligno
2Matt Calvert
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Frattin
5Mark Letestu
RW1Nathan Horton
2R.J. Umberger
3Cam Atkinson
4Jared Boll
5Corey Tropp
6Blake Comeau
7Jack Skille
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5Nikita Nikitin
6David Savard
7Dalton Prout
8Nick Schultz
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Mike McKenna
4Jeremy Smith