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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'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

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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

Ryan Murray (lower body) might not return before the end of the season.

Murray has been limited to just 10 games this season. He's certainly worth keeping in mind for the 2015-16 campaign, but his already lengthy injury history makes him a high-risk prospect.
Apr 3 - 12:29 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Alexander Wennberg
4Gregory Campbell
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Brandon Saad
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Calvert
RW1Nick Foligno
2Cam Atkinson
3Jared Boll
4David Clarkson
5Rene Bourque
D1Jack Johnson
2David Savard
3Ryan Murray
4Fedor Tyutin
5Kevin Connauton
6Dalton Prout
7Cody Goloubef
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney