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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 will be scratched with a lower body injury as Cody Goloubef tags in against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.
Through just 10 games this season, Murray has accumulated just a pair of points, three hits, eight penalty minutes and eight blocks. Goloubef has appeared in just 24 games himself this season, compiling four points, 21 blocks, and 29 hits. Mar 19 - 8:14 PM

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Ryan Murray played in only his eighth game of the season on Friday.

Murray has been plagued by a high ankle sprain that occurred on February 6 after missing most of the season recovering from knee surgery. The second overall pick in 2012 needs some playing time and the Blue Jackets hope he can stay healthy the rest of the way.
Mar 14 - 5:55 AM

Ryan Murray (ankle) will return to the Blue Jackets' lineup on Friday.

Murray was activated on Thursday, but not used in Columbus' 3-1 win against Detroit. This will be just Murray's eighth game of the 2014-15 campaign.
Mar 13 - 11:49 AM

Ryan Murray isn't expected to play on Thursday.

That's despite the fact that Murray was activated off of the injured reserve list. He hasn't played since Feb. 6 due to an ankle injury and has been limited to seven contests in 2014-15.
Mar 12 - 6:50 PM

Ryan Murray (ankle) has been taken off of the injured reserve list.

Murray has an assist in seven games in 2014-15. He has the potential to be a great defenseman, but thus far injuries have been a major roadblock.
Mar 12 - 1:08 PM

Ryan Murray (ankle) skated Monday with his teammates and he took some contact for the first time.

He has a "mild" high-ankle sprain and he hasn't ruled out playing as soon as Tuesday night. Murray is doubtful to play against Carolina, but he is close to being available to return.
Mar 9 - 4:47 PM

Ryan Murray (ankle) thinks he'll be back before the end of the season.

Murray hasn't played since Feb. 6 and has been limited to just seven games this season. The 21-year-old defenseman has a ton of potential, but injuries have severely hampered his career so far.
Mar 6 - 10:40 AM

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

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.
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

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3Artem Anisimov
4Mark Letestu
5William Karlsson
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Nick Foligno
3Matt Calvert
4Jack Skille
5Corey Tropp
6Boone Jenner
7Jeremy Morin
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Alexander Wennberg
3Jared Boll
4David Clarkson
5Rene Bourque
6Marko Dano
D1Jack Johnson
2Fedor Tyutin
3Ryan Murray
4David Savard
5Kevin Connauton
6Justin Falk
7Cody Goloubef
8Dalton Prout
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney