McDonagh will return to the Rangers blueline tonight after sitting out their last game. McDonagh has 32 points and was a +25 last season but has struggled to produce offensively this season. He only has two goals and three assists in 17 games this season. McDonagh will return to the Rangers top-pair with Daniel Girardi.
McDonagh did not participate in the morning skate.
It doesn't look like McDonagh will be in the lineup for the Rangers tonight after injuring his face and head in Saturday's game. There is word that McDonagh may have suffered a concussion on the hit by Max Pacioretty, but the injury still remains undisclosed.
Ryan McDonagh, left Saturday night’s 3-0 loss to the Canadiens in the second period after Montreal forward Max Pacioretty put an elbow in McDonagh’s back and drove him facefirst into the glass, cutting the defenseman’s lip and potentially causing a concussion.
McDonagh had just started to heat-up offensively after a slow start to the season. Monitor his status in the next couple of days to see if he does have a concussion. This is a tough break for the Rangers who will be without both their top-2 defenceman.