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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 (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

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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

Ryan Murray will be looking to build off of a solid rookie campaign in 2014-15.

Murray had four goals and 21 points in 66 games in 2013-14. His power-play ice time might be limited this season because of the continued presence of James Wisniewski and Jack Johnson and we consequently don't see him taking a huge step forward offensively in his sophomore campaign, but he's a nice guy to have in keeper leagues.
Sep 1 - 8:09 AM

Ryan Murray will draw back into Columbus' lineup on Saturday night for Game 5 against Pittsburgh.

He didn't play on Wednesday because of an undisclosed ailment, but he's ready to return. Murray has one assist and he's averaged 25:17 of ice time in three playoff games versus the Penguins.
Apr 26 - 1:01 PM

Ryan Murray (undisclosed) wasn't on the ice with the Blues Jackets Friday morning.

The Blue Jackets haven't ruled out Murray for Game 5 on Saturday. He had four goals and 21 points in 66 games this season.
Apr 25 - 1:26 PM

Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards is hopeful Ryan Murray (undisclosed) will return before the end of the first round.

Murray was a surprise scratch from Game 4 on Wednesday due to the ailment. Before heading to the sidelines, Murray was averaging 25:17 minutes per contest in the playoffs.
Apr 25 - 6:13 AM

Ryan Murray (undisclosed) is officially listed as a scratch on Wednesday.

That was expected after Murray didn't take part in the pregame warmups. Murray also wasn't able to participate in the team's full Wednesday morning skate. He has an assist in three playoff games and was averaging 25:17 minutes per contest.
Apr 23 - 7:05 PM

It looks like Ryan Murray will be scratched on Wednesday.

Murray left the Blue Jackets' Wednesday morning practice early and isn't on for the pregame warmups. That's a big change given that he was averaging 25:17 minutes per contest in the playoffs.
Apr 23 - 6:43 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Brian Gibbons
5Ryan Craig
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Nick Foligno
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Calvert
5Mark Letestu
6Simon Hjalmarsson
7Sonny Milano
RW1Nathan Horton
2Cam Atkinson
3Jared Boll
4Corey Tropp
5Jerry D'Amigo
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5David Savard
6Dalton Prout
7Dillon Heatherington
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney