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27 Ryan McDonagh D
Height/Weight: 6-1/213 | Birthdate: 6/13/1989 | Birthplace: St. Paul, MN, USA | Team: New York Rangers | College: Wisconsin | NHL Experience: 4 | Salary: $875,000 | Owned/Started%: 92/69 | Average Draft Position: 57.22
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12/14/2014

Ryan McDonagh, D, NYR

Ryan McDonagh

McDonagh Powers Rangers To Win Over Canucks

News: Ryan McDonagh earned first star honors in Saturday's win over Vancouver, scoring his first goal of the season, registering four shots on goal, and recording a plus-4 rating.
Analysis: After going pointless in his first six games, Ryan McDonagh has hit his stride, recording five points in six games since returning from a shoulder injury. Logging heavy minutes on a Rangers' team that has won two straight games, McDonagh is on track for a second consecutive 40-point season. He's a great fantasy option on the blueline and should be in your lineup every night New York is in action.

12/1/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh: Two Points In Two Games Back

News: Ryan McDonagh has tallied an assist in both of his games since returning from a separated shoulder.
Analysis: Ryan McDonagh skated 22:12 and 24:46, respectively, in dominant wins over the Flyers on Friday and Saturday. Activate the blueliner if you haven't already.

11/28/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers Activate McDonagh

News: Coach Alain Vigneault confirmed that Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) will play Friday against the Flyers.
Analysis: Ryan McDonagh missed nearly four weeks with the shoulder injury. He'll reunite with Dan Girardi on the Rangers' top pairing, giving the defense an added scoring punch. The Rangers went 4-4-3 over the 11 games the captain missed.

11/28/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh Likely To Play Friday

News: Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) appears likely to return from IR to play Friday against the Flyers, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
Analysis: Out since Nov. 1 with a separated shoulder, Ryan McDonagh has been practicing since Tuesday and was paired up with regular partner Dan Girardi at Thursday's session, suggesting he'll be ready to go Friday. The Rangers won't hold a morning skate Friday due to the 1:00 p.m. ET puck drop, so McDonagh's return to lineup likely wouldn't be announced until pregame warmups.

11/26/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh Targeting Friday

News: Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) is aiming to return to the lineup Friday versus the Rangers, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: Ryan McDonagh will skate Wednesday and practice Thursday before the team decides on his status for Friday's game. Coach Alain Vigneault noted that team trainers wouldn't allow McDonagh to return to the lineup until he was deemed 100 percent healthy, so it's far from a given that he'll give clearance to play over the weekend.

11/25/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh Not Returning Wednesday

News: Despite getting in a full practice Tuesday, Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) doesn't expect to play Wednesday versus the Lightning, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Ryan McDonagh was a full participant in practice and was encouraged by how the skate went, but seemed to acknowledge that he needs some additional time to get his conditioning back up to snuff. The captain has been out for over three weeks with the separated shoulder, but may be ready to reenter the lineup Friday against the Flyers.

11/25/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh Resumes Practicing

News: Ryan McDonagh practiced Tuesday for the first time since injuring his shoulder Nov. 1.
Analysis: Ryan McDonagh participated in all drills and was able to take contact, so it appears he is nearly back at 100 percent. He may need a few practice sessions to get into playing shape, but he is on the verge of returning to action.

11/22/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh Close To Skating With Team

News: Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) believes he's close to resuming skating with the team.
Analysis: Ryan McDonagh skated on his own Saturday morning and plans to do the same Sunday before the Rangers decide his next move. The blueliner said on Wednesday that he's targeting a return in about two weeks, which would put him on track to be activated at some time in early December.

11/19/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh (Shoulder) Eyes Return

News: Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) set a two-week target timetable for his return Thursday, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Ryan McDonagh has been sidelined for an extended period of time with a separated shoulder, but took the ice by himself before an optional practice Thursday shooting pucks into the net and got in some stick-handling as well. The blueliner has three assists through ten games this season, posting an even rating while averaging 23:33 of ice time.

11/18/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh Resumes Skating

News: Ryan McDonagh skated Tuesday for the first time since injuring his shoulder Nov. 1, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
Analysis: Ryan McDonagh's next step is uncertain, but he has recovered to the point where he can get back on the ice. He will still likely be sidelined another week or two.

11/17/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh Will Skate Soon

News: Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) is expected to start skating this week, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
Analysis: Ryan McDonagh's shoulder won't inhibit his ability to skate too much, so he'll return to the ice to work on his conditioning. Keep an eye out for him to be cleared for contact, since that will be a better indication that he's nearing a return.

11/3/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers Move McDonagh To IR

News: The Rangers placed Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) on IR on Monday.
Analysis: The move to IR will allow the Rangers to open up a roster spot that they can use to replace Ryan McDonagh in the lineup. He'll return to his spot on the team's top pairing when healthy.

11/2/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh: Out Three-To-Four Weeks

News: Coach Alain Vigneault said Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) is expected to miss three-to-four weeks, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: Ryan McDonagh suffered a separated shoulder against the Jets on Saturday which will unsurprisingly resulted in a long-term absence The Rangers are really shorthanded on defense with Dan Boyle (hand) on IR and John Moore suspended for the next four games, and the team is expected to make multiple moves Sunday to add depth along the blue line.

11/1/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh Separates Shoulder

News: Ryan McDonagh suffered a separated shoulder in the first period of Saturday's game against the Jets, ESPN New York reports.
Analysis: Ryan McDonagh missed the final five games of the regular season last year with a left shoulder separation, and this injury is to the same shoulder. The Rangers' blue line is depleted right now, with Kevin Klein (foot) going down with an injury Saturday and John Moore serving a five-game suspension. New York has not yet announced a timetable for how much time McDonagh might miss. He will be re-evaluated Sunday.

11/1/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh Leaves Game With Injury

News: Ryan McDonagh left Saturday's game against the Jets with an apparent shoulder injury, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: Ryan McDonagh was driven hard into the boards by the Jets' Evander Kane and headed straight to the locker room after being attended to by the team trainers. Keep an eye out for an update on the Ranger captain's status either Saturday night or Sunday morning.

10/21/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh Notches First Points

News: Ryan McDonagh picked up his first points of the season in Tuesday's win over the Devils, notching a pair of power-play assists to go with a plus-1 rating and four shots on goal.
Analysis: After being minted the new captain of the Blueshirts prior to the start of the year, Ryan McDonagh opened quietly, posting six straight scoreless games, but his heavy power-play usage finally paid off on Tuesday. After last season's 43-point campaign, big things are expected of McDonagh, who could quite reasonably challenge for 50 points as New York's top blueliner.

6/14/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

McDonagh Active In Rangers' Loss

News: Ryan McDonagh led all skaters with 42:12 of ice time in Friday's Game 5 loss to the Kings, notching a power-play assist on the team's first goal.
Analysis: Ryan McDonagh has emerged from this postseason as one of the league's rising stars among the cresting trend of two-way defenders, recording 17 points in the playoffs and seemingly never leaving the ice. This playoff run is on the heels of a 43-point regular season that saw him grab 14 goals under new coach Alain Vigneault. McDonagh will be a trendy pick in next fall's drafts. There will be two ways to approach this: either this will be the last time you'll be able to get him a slight discount or you will have to overpay because of his exposure this past season due to the playoffs and his strong play for Team USA in the Winter Olympics. Either way, he'll be a safe pick with his best years ahead of him.

6/7/2014

Ryan McDonagh, D, NYR Rangers' McDonagh: Five-Game Point Streak

Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh: Five-Game Point Streak

News: Ryan McDonagh's point streak now stands at five games and seven points (one goal, six assists) after a goal and assist in Saturday's 5-4, double overtime loss to the Kings.
Analysis: He has come into his own this postseason and now has 16 points - including 12 assists - in 22 playoff games. But he was also burned on the winner when Dustin Brown broke free long enough to slide into the high slot and tip home the final tally.

5/27/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Two Helpers In Loss For Rangers' McDonagh

News: Ryan McDonagh picked up two assists, but went minus-2 in Tuesday's Game 5 loss to the Canadiens.
Analysis: While he had some good defensive plays and offensive contributions are always nice, Ryan McDonagh was caught flat-footed on a couple of Montreal goals -- an unusual occurrence for the star defender. That said, he does have a sparkling nine points (two goals, seven assists) and plus-2 rating in the five games of this series so far.

5/19/2014

Ryan McDonagh, D, NYR Rangers' McDonagh Sticking It To Montreal

Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh Sticking It To Montreal

News: Ryan McDonagh scored a goal on six shots, added a power-play assist and went plus-1 in Monday's Game 2 victory over the Canadiens.
Analysis: Ryan McDonagh's unassisted tally just 17 seconds after Max Pacioretty put the Habs up 1-0 was a major turning point in this game. He now has six points and a plus-3 rating in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals against the team that drafted him 12th overall in 2007, then unwisely traded him to the Rangers for Scott Gomez.

5/17/2014

Ryan McDonagh, D, NYR Rangers' McDonagh Proving Mettle In Postseason

Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh Proving Mettle In Postseason

News: Ryan McDonagh had a monstrous offensive day Saturday in Game 1 against Montreal. He scored a power-play goal and added three assists, one of which game on the power play, and finished plus-2.
Analysis: Wow. He'd had three points in 14 games prior to Saturday, so this effort totally eclipsed that. But all seven of those points have come in the last five games, so the Rangers' number one defender is finally starting to prove his mettle in the playoffs.

5/10/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh Gets Two Points In Game 5

News: Ryan McDonagh tallied a goal and an assist in Friday's Game 5 win over the Penguins.
Analysis: After being held scoreless through his first 10 postseason games, Ryan McDonagh now has three points in his last two contests. It's good to see him starting to come alive offensively as the Rangers try to stave off elimination, but it may too late to offset the utter lack of production he provided for the first 10 games of the playoffs.

5/7/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

McDonagh Snaps Streak in Rangers' Loss

News: Ryan McDonagh registered an assist in 26-plus minutes of ice time during Wednesday's 4-2, Game 4 loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: We would never have bet of all the Rangers' defensemen, it would have taken Ryan McDonagh 11 games to get off the schneid, but it's his first point of the post season.

4/28/2014

Ryan McDonagh, D, NYR Rangers' McDonagh Extends Point Scoring Drought

Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh Extends Point Scoring Drought

News: Ryan McDonagh's logged nearly 28-minutes of total ice time and plus-1 in a 4-2 win over Philadelphia in Game 5 on Sunday.
Analysis: Dating back to the regular season, his point-less streak is now at eight games. As long as he continues to log the most minutes on New York's blue line, it's hard to imagine the woes continuing for too much longer. Ryan McDonagh is a minus-1 with two penalty minutes and seven shots through five post season games thus far.

4/16/2014

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Ryan McDonagh

Rangers' McDonagh Ready For Thursday

News: Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) is ready to go for Thursday's Game 1 against the Flyers, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Ryan McDonagh said he has full range of motion in his recently injured shoulder, and is back to 100-percent. Whether or not that's true remains to be seen, but he added that he's excited to play Thursday, so fantasy owners can count on him being in the lineup for their playoff pools.