• Rangers' McDonagh Back To Full Health

    News: Ryan McDonagh (foot) has resumed skating at 100 percent and began his normal training regimen in August for the upcoming season, NHL.com reports.
    Analysis: After spending six weeks in a walking boot upon breaking his foot in the Eastern Conference Finals, Ryan McDonagh rested up for another month before taking the ice again. Since he's only been healthy for a few weeks, it could take McDonagh until the middle or latter portion of training camp before he gets back to full speed. In addition to the broken foot, McDonagh dealt with a separated shoulder for much of last November, which may have explained his 10-point drop in scoring from the season prior. McDonagh has historically done well to avoid the injury bug, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he returns a 40-point scorer with a better run of health likely on the horizon.
  • Rangers' McDonagh Won't Need Surgery

    News: Ryan McDonagh's broken right foot will not require surgery, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
    Analysis: The news is encouraging, as it suggests that Ryan McDonagh will in fact be ready for the Rangers' training camp in September. McDonagh had a solid 2014-15 campaign, registering eight goals and 25 assists for a total of 33 points in 71 games.
  • Rangers' McDonagh In Walking Boot And On Crutches

    News: Ryan McDonagh is currently donning a walking boot and using crutches due to the broken foot he suffered in the Eastern Conference Final against Tampa Bay, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
    Analysis: He'll remain in a walking boot and on crutches for four weeks, at which point his broken foot will be re-evaluated. While a broken foot is certainly nothing to scoff at, if all goes well with the healing process, Ryan McDonagh should be ready for the Rangers' training camp in September.
  • Rangers' McDonagh Played Through Broken Foot

    News: Coach Alain Vigneault acknowledged after the Rangers' Game 7 loss to the Lightning that Ryan McDonagh played the final couple games of the series with a broken right foot.
    Analysis: It likely would have taken nothing less than a broken foot for the Rangers captain not to be on the ice in the Eastern Conference Finals, but he clearly wasn't himself in the last three games. After tallying a goal and assist in Game 4, Ryan McDonagh failed to get on the scoresheet and mustered only one shot on goal in Games 5 through 7. Additionally, he skated fewer than 22 minutes in each of the last three contests, well below his postseason average of 23:51 TOI.
  • Rangers' McDonagh Adds Goal, Assist In Loss

    News: Ryan McDonagh registered a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 6-5 OT loss to the Lightning.
    Analysis: The Rangers captain found the score sheet for the fourth time in the last four games, but struggled overall on the night, and finished with a minus-2 rating. The Rangers will need Ryan McDonagh to play his best hockey if they want to avoid heading back to New York facing a 3-1 series deficit.
  • Rangers' McDonagh Practicing Tuesday

    News: Ryan McDonagh (undisclosed) is on the ice for practice Tuesday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Ryan McDonagh took a hard hit from Alex Ovechkin in Game 6, but there was never much doubt that he'd be on the ice for Game 7, and the fact that he's practicing Tuesday all but ensures he'll be ready to go Wednesday night.
  • Rangers' McDonagh Expected To Play In Game 7

    News: Ryan McDonagh, who took a hard hit from Alexander Ovechkin in Game 6, is expected to play in Wednesday's Game 7, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: It would take a lot to keep Ryan McDonagh or any player form missing a playoff game - let alone Game 7 - so it shouldn't be surprising that he'll likely play. The team should provide an official update before the game, but all signs at this point seem to indicate that he'll be on the ice.
  • Rangers' McDonagh Scores Game 5 Overtime Winner

    News: Ryan McDonagh was the hero Friday, scoring in overtime to propel the Rangers to a Game 5 win over the Capitals.
    Analysis: That's the second game-winning goal of the playoffs for Ryan McDonagh, who has managed five points in 10 postseason games. While the goal Friday was his first point of the second round, the 25-year-old captain has been logging heavy minutes and has fired nine shots on goal in his last four games. If The Rangers hope to win Game 6 and force a Game 7 in New York, McDonagh will need to play a key role.
  • Rangers' McDonagh Staying Hot In Playoffs

    News: Ryan McDonagh collected an assist, two hits and five blocked shots in Wednesday's Game 4 victory over the Penguins.
    Analysis: The season has largely been a disappointing one for Ryan McDonagh, but he's beginning to turn things on right when the Rangers need him most. He's recorded points in three of the series' four games, and has two goals and nine assists over his last 12 games dated back to March 29.
  • Rangers' McDonagh Nets Game 1 Winner

    News: Ryan McDonagh scored a first-period power-play goal that held up as the game-winner and went plus-1 with four shots, three blocks and a pair of hits in Thursday's Game 1 victory over Pittsburgh.
    Analysis: The Rangers' captain fell back offensively a bit this year, but he finished the season with nine points in the final nine games, and he's carried that heat forward into the first game of the playoffs. If there was ever a time to get hot, this is it.