McDonagh missed the final five games of the regular season with a shoulder injury, but will suit up in game 1 vs. the Flyers. He had 45 points (14G / 29A) in 77 games this season, so getting him back is huge for the Rangers.
McDonagh was on the ice for the morning skate, but will not play. He was reportedly taking wristers while the rest of the team were taking slappers which could be a sign that McD's shoulder is not quite there yet. McDonagh will miss his fifth straight game and is not guaranteed to be ready for game 1.
Rangers will decide after Saturday's morning skate if McDonagh (shoulder) will play that night.
McDonagh will miss his fourth straight game tonight, but could be back for the final game of the Rangers' regular season. The fact that he is skating and may play Saturday, is a great sign for McD's availability for the first-round vs. the Flyers.
Rangers' head coach Alain Vigneault said he is not sure whether he will play McDonagh at all before the end of the regular season. We may have to wait until the playoffs before we see McDonagh back on the blueshirts' blueline.
McDonagh (shoulder) is taking part in the Rangers' optional skate this morning.
McDonagh has missed the last two games after suffering a shoulder injury last Tuesday in Vancouver. He is expected to return for the final couple of games, but there is no word if he will be back in the lineup tonight vs. Carolina.
This was expected after the Rangers announced that McDonagh is out indefinitely on Wednesday. John Moore will get back into the lineup and pair-up with Dan Girardi. There is still no timetable on McDonagh's return .
McDonagh suffered an apparent arm injury in the dying seconds of Tuesday's win over the Canucks.
McDonagh was crunched by Canucks forward Alex Burrows and skated off of the ice in obvious pain. According to reports, the original diagnosis is that the injury "is not serious". Expect a more detailed update in the next 24 hours.
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.