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Ryan Murray | Defenseman | #27

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/27/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (2) / CLM
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Murray is questionable for Saturday's game against Carolina as he is 'banged up'.
The Blue Jackets recalled defenseman Justin Falk in case Murray is unable to go. Murray, who was selected second overall in 2012, has four goals and 22 points in 77 games this season and has a bright future in keeper leagues. Apr 2 - 8:16 AM

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Ryan Murray is dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella described Murray as a "little banged up." We'll take that to mean that he's day-to-day and questionable for Saturday's contest.
Apr 1 - 5:54 PM

Ryan Murray led the Blue Jackets in ice time as well as tied for most shots on the team on Sunday

Murray registered over 25 minutes of ice time and collected five shots. The young defenceman has 4 goals and 22 points in 69 games this season. Forwards Nick Foligno and Boone Jenner also collected five shots for the Blue Jackets in Sunday loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Mar 14 - 8:13 AM

Ryan Murray didn't skate Monday because of an illness.

However, he is expected to play on Tuesday against Detroit. Murray has posted 21 points in 66 games this campaign.
Mar 7 - 4:50 PM

Coach John Tortorella is thinking about splitting up his defense pairing of Ryan Murray and Seth Jones.

The two were high first round picks as Murray went second overall in 2012 while Jones was selected fourth in 2013. They are the future of the Blue Jackets but Tortorella won't do anything until defenseman Jack Johnson returns from his upper body injury. Murray has four goals and 21 points in 65 games while Jones has two goals and 24 points in a season split between Nashville and Columbus.
Mar 5 - 8:13 AM

Ryan Murray had two assists in a 6-4 victory over Boston Monday night.

Murray ended a six-game point drought. This was also the first time he recorded a point since inking a two-year, $5.65 million extension on Feb. 11. He has four goals and 19 points in 60 contests in 2015-16.
Feb 23 - 8:53 AM

Ryan Murray has inked a two-year, $5.65 million contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Murray's new contract, which will begin in 2016-17, is his first post-ELC deal. Taken with the second overall pick in 2012, Murray has been slowed down somewhat due to injuries, but he's played in 55 games this season and still has a lot of untapped upside. In that context, this bridge deal makes a lot of sense for both sides as they're still waiting to see just how good Murray can be.
Feb 11 - 5:44 PM

Ryan Murray scored a goal in Columbus' 6-3 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Murray has four goals and 15 points in 47 contests in 2015-16. He's been decent, but nothing to write home about from an offensive perspective. Given his substantial injury history though, it's just encouraging to see the 22-year-old able to stay relatively healthy so far this season.
Jan 20 - 10:53 AM

Ryan Murray snapped his 21-game goal drought with a power play ripper in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers.

Murray appears to be on pace to set new career highs across the boards, and with his four blocks over 31:49 of work, it would seem the coaching staff is appreciating his development. Murray now has three goals and 13 points in 35 games.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 10:57:00 PM

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.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 06:07:00 AM

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.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 05:55:00 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.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 07:03:00 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.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 12:05:00 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.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 10:55:00 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.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 07:27:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Alexander Wennberg
3William Karlsson
4Gregory Campbell
5Michael Chaput
LW1Boone Jenner
2Scott Hartnell
3Matt Calvert
4Rene Bourque
5Brett Gallant
RW1Brandon Saad
2Nick Foligno
3Cam Atkinson
4Jared Boll
5David Clarkson
D1Jack Johnson
2David Savard
3Ryan Murray
4Seth Jones
5Fedor Tyutin
6Cody Goloubef
7Dalton Prout
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney