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Ryan Murray | Defenseman

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/27/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
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Ryan Murray had a big game on Friday with an assist and a plus-four rating.
Murray saw extra action on Friday as the Blue Jackets played with only four defensemen due to injuries for the final two periods. It was like hockey in the sixties as that's the last time team's went with just four rearguards. Murray, the Jackets second overall pick in 2012, is coming into his own after a couple of injury-plagued seasons and now has two goals and 10 points in 21 games with a plus-two rating. He is worth looking at in deeper leagues and should be on someone's roster in keeper pools. Nov 21 - 6:07 AM

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Ryan Murray picked up an assist on Friday.

The defenseman was supposed to be a healthy scratch but was put into the lineup when Brandon Dubinsky was unable to go and the Blue Jackets didn't have time to recall anyone from their AHL Lake Erie team. Murray has eight points in 17 games this season.
Nov 14 - 5:55 AM

Ryan Murray will tag in for Brandon Dubinsky against the Penguins.

Originally slated to be a healthy scratch, Murray instead has been asked to fill in. It appears the the Blue Jackets will run with seven defenders and only 11 forwards on such short notice. Murray has seven points in 16 games so far.
Nov 13 - 7:03 PM

Ryan Murray will spend Friday's game in the press box.

Murray has a minus-four rating in his last two contests. The 22-year-old defenseman has a lot of upside and we see this as just a short-term setback. It helps that from an offensive perspective he's been solid this season with seven points in 16 contests.
Nov 13 - 12:05 PM

Ryan Murray might be a healthy scratch on Friday.

Murray appeared to be the odd man out during Thursday's practice. He has a minus-four rating over his last two games.
Nov 13 - 10:55 AM

Ryan Murray was not happy with the home crowd booing Saturday in Columbus.

The defenseman has been a fantasy asset since John Tortorella took over five games ago as he has a goal and four points. But he was a bit taken aback by the booing as the Blue Jackets dropped to 0-5 at home this season. "It’s definitely disappointing," defenseman Ryan Murray said. "They have a point, but ...there has to be some loyalty there, too. It’s not that we don’t deserve them, but at the same time, we’re trying to do everything we can. We’re not going half-assed out there. We’d appreciate it if they’d be on our side a little more." Murray is someone to grab now if you can as he has plenty of upside and it appears that coach John Tortorella loves him.
Nov 1 - 7:27 AM

Ryan Murray has four points in nine games in 2015-16.

Three of those points were recorded in Murray's last two contests. He's got a lot of upside and should have some fantasy value this season if he can stay healthy. The problem is that he's been slowed by injuries early in his career, but perhaps that's behind him now.
Oct 27 - 8:56 AM

Ryan Murray might start the 2015-16 campaign on the Blue Jackets' top pairing.

That's assuming of course that Murray stays healthy, which has unfortunately not been a good bet early in his career. He was limited to just 12 games last season. "I feel really good now," Murray said. "I've worked pretty hard this summer. I'm happy where I'm at. I've never felt better on the ice. I've skated a lot this summer and I haven't felt this good since I was a kid."
Sep 18 - 10:40 AM

Ryan Murray's agent, Rick Valette, said the Columbus defenseman is at full health.

"Ryan has had a very productive summer, is healthy, and is eager for the season to start," said Valette. Murray missed nearly the entire season in 2014-15 because of injuries. In 12 outings, he earned three points and averaged nearly 19 minutes of ice time per contest. Murray might be paired with Fedor Tyutin this campaign.
Aug 7 - 9:28 PM

Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen reiterated again that getting Ryan Murray back healthy is a key to the upcoming season.

Murray, the team’s second-overall pick in 2012, played in only 12 games last season because of injuries. He had three points. "To me, getting him healthy would be the best addition any team has made this summer," Kekalainen said. "It would make a huge difference for us."
Jul 12 - 3:09 PM

GM Jarmo Kekalainen was asked how the Blue Jackets can improve their top-four defense corps next season and his quick response was to get Ryan Murray back.

"We're going to have this summer's best acquisition if we can get a healthy Ryan Murray," said Kekalainen. The 21-year-old defender was limited to just 12 games last season. He missed sizable chunks of the year due to an assortment of injuries, including knee, ankle and back problems.
Jun 22 - 2:25 PM

Ryan Murray and Justin Falk will be scratched against the New York Islanders in the season's finale on Saturday.

No, Murray isn't hurt again. This was planned. Through 12 sporadic games this seaosn, Murray posted a goal, three points, eight penalty minutes, and 11 blocks. In 78 career games he has five goals, 24 points, 18 PIMs, and 108 hits.
Apr 11 - 6:04 PM

Ryan Murray (ankle) is back Wednesday.

Murray hasn't played since March 18 and has been limited to 10 games overall this season. Kevin Connauton will come out of the lineup to make room for Murray.
Apr 8 - 12:37 PM

Ryan Murray (ankle) was able to fully participate in Wednesday's practice.

Murray might return to the Blue Jackets' lineup on Wednesday. He has been limited to just 10 games this season.
Apr 8 - 10:54 AM

Ryan Murray (ankle) participated in an optional skate on Friday.

The defenseman has played in only 10 games as he has missed the last seven with his current ankle injury. He is questionable to return this season. The former second overall pick in the 2012 Draft has has an injury-filled career thus far and needs to stay healthy for poolies to actually see what he is capable of doing.
Apr 4 - 6:56 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Alexander Wennberg
4Gregory Campbell
5William Karlsson
LW1Brandon Saad
2Scott Hartnell
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Calvert
5Kerby Rychel
RW1Nick Foligno
2Cam Atkinson
3Jared Boll
4David Clarkson
5Rene Bourque
D1Jack Johnson
2David Savard
3Ryan Murray
4Fedor Tyutin
5Kevin Connauton
6Justin Falk
7Dalton Prout
8Cody Goloubef
9Andrew Bodnarchuk
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney