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Ryan Murray | Defenseman

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (21) / 9/27/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
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Ryan Murray (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve.
He was injured on Friday and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks due to a high ankle sprain. Murray has been limited to to just seven games this season because of injuries and he sat out 44 of them with a knee injury. Feb 9 - 2:12 PM

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A high-ankle sprain will sideline Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray for four-to-six weeks, the team announced on Saturday.

It's another tough break for both a team and a young player's career that has been marred by injuries. The second overall pick of the 2012 NHL Draft really hasn't had much of a chance to show what he can do so far, but at 21, he still has plenty of time to turn things around. A little luck would certainly help.
Feb 7 - 6:25 PM

Ryan Murray left Friday's game against St. Louis with a leg injury after blocking a shot in the third period and did not return.

Murray did not accompany his teammates after the game to Ottawa so consider him day-to-day for now. Murray just returned a week ago after missing three months of the season due to recovering from off-season knee surgery. He was selected second overall in 2012 but injuries have really taken its toll for Murray so early in his career.
Feb 7 - 6:51 AM

With Ryan Murray back from a knee injury, the Blue Jackets have nine defensemen on their roster.

That's not an optimal amount, but all of Columbus' defensemen other than Murray would need to clear waivers in order to be sent to the AHL. With that in mind, the Blue Jackets are expected to keep all nine defensemen on their roster for the foreseeable future. "I have no problem with it whatsoever," Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said. "You can divide 23 anyway you want. By no means have we given up. But this and this is how we've decided to do it now so we're doing what's in the best interest of our club." Columbus is expected to regularly dress seven defensemen as a result, as was the case on Saturday when Jordan Leopold played on the fourth line.
Feb 3 - 8:43 AM

Ryan Murray said he knee felt great after Saturday's game.

It was Murray's first game back since November 1 as he has now played in only five contests this season. He underwent two surgeries in the off-season and it appears that he has finally healed. Murray picked up his first assist of the season in the 3-1 loss and played 19:10 minutes but did not see any power play time. Don't worry if you own him in keeper leagues; he will see plenty of action on the pp in his NHL career.
Feb 1 - 7:13 AM

Ryan Murray will return to the lineup after missing 36 games on Saturday night versus Tampa Bay, and he'll skate with David Savard.

In 70 career NHL games, just four this season, the 21 year old Murray has four goals, 21 points, and 100 blocks. That's pretty good for the highly touted Murray. Savard meanwhile has seven goals, 16 points, 61 blocks, and 119 hits in 47 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 31 - 7:08 PM

Ryan Murray (knee) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.

Murray should make his return on Saturday. He's only played in four games this season and his last contest was on Nov. 1. With that in mind, we recommend tempering your short-term expectations for Murray. Columbus assigned Josh Anderson to the minor to free up a roster spot. Murray's return might also push Dalton Prout out of the lineup.
Jan 30 - 12:24 PM

Ryan Murray (knee) was held out of Thursday's game.

There was speculation that Murray, who hasn't dressed since Nov. 1, could make his return on Jan. 29. That obviously didn't happen, but he remains very close to rejoining the Blue Jackets. Consider him questionable for Saturday's contest.
Jan 30 - 10:44 AM

Ryan Murray (knee) might be able to play on Thursday.

It would be Murray's first game since Nov. 1. If he's able to play, then Dalton Prout might be a healthy scratch. That being said, Kevin Connauton missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness, so if he ends up not being available, then both Murray and Prout could be in the lineup.
Jan 29 - 9:10 AM

Ryan Murray (knee) won't make his return on Tuesday.

It shouldn't be long now before Murray returns, but he's not quite ready. He has participated in just four contests in 2014-15.
Jan 27 - 10:56 AM

Ryan Murray (knee) might be back shortly after the All-Star break.

Murray has been limited to just four games this season and his last game was on Nov. 1. With that in mind, we wonder if he'll go on a conditioning stint before returning to the Blue Jackets' lineup. He's got plenty of potential, but we wouldn't bet on him having much fantasy value for the rest of the season.
Jan 22 - 8:54 AM

Despite taking contact on Monday, Ryan Murray (knee) isn't close to returning.

Murray is focused on building strength in the muscles around his injured knee for now. "We want to try to progress this thing without getting too far ahead of ourselves, not jumping ahead and then having to regress," coach Todd Richards said. "And that still could happen. But we've sat down and tried to map out a plan." Murray hasn't played since Nov. 1 and has been limited to just four games this season.
Jan 13 - 10:41 AM

Ryan Murray (knee) took some contact in Monday's practice.

Murray has been slowly working his way back from a knee injury that has kept him out of the Blue Jackets' lineup since Nov. 1. It's still not clear when he'll be able to play, but this is a very positive development.
Jan 12 - 11:26 AM

There's still no timetable for Ryan Murray's (knee) return.

Murray might not be available for quite a while despite the fact that he's already missed months due to the injury. He was asked recently if he was afraid that this injury would plague him for his entire career. "I hope not," Murray said. "I don't think so. I feel like it’s going to get better. It's just taking more time than anybody wants it to take." Murray was taken with the second overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Jan 6 - 7:45 AM

Ryan Murray (knee) still isn't close to returning to the Blue Jackets' lineup.

That's despite the fact that Murray recently resumed skating. Murray hasn't played since Nov. 1 and has been limited to just four games this season. Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen "absolutely" thinks Murray will play again in the 2014-15 campaign.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 10:29:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Mark Letestu
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Nick Foligno
3Matt Calvert
4Jack Skille
5Boone Jenner
6Jeremy Morin
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Alexander Wennberg
3Jared Boll
4David Clarkson
5Corey Tropp
6Marko Dano
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5David Savard
6Kevin Connauton
7Jordan Leopold
8Cody Goloubef
9Dalton Prout
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Oscar Dansk