McDonagh scored a goal in Monday's 8-2 win over the Islanders in Game 1. McDonagh's tally was the Lightning's third of the game, which ultimately stood as the game-winner. The 31-year-old blueliner has mustered four points, 23 shots on net and 23 blocked shots through 11 appearances. While McDonagh can chip in on offense, his primary purpose is defense when he's on the ice.
McDonagh (undisclosed) had one shot with six hits and three blocks in Monday's 3-2 double-overtime win over Boston in Game 5. McDonagh hadn't played since Game 1 due to his ailment, but he was immediately thrust back into a heavy role with nearly 32 minutes of ice time in Game 5. He provided a gritty effort with his six hits and three blocks and led Tampa Bay's defenseman with 3:25 of penalty-killing time. The 31-year-old McDonagh has three assists in 10 playoff games.
McDonagh (undisclosed) is expected to suit up in Game 5 against Boston on Monday, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports. McDonagh suffered an injury in Game 1 against Boston and missed the last three games. In his first nine games this postseason, the 31-year-old blueliner has averaged over 26 minutes of ice time with three assists.
McDonagh (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's Game 4 versus the Bruins, Diana C. Nearhos of the Tampa Bay Times reports. McDonagh will miss a third straight game due to the injury he sustained in Game 1. The 31-year-old blueliner can handle big minutes, but now the Lightning will roll out seven defensemen yet again, adding Braydon Coburn and Luke Schenn to the lineup. McDonagh's next opportunity to play is Monday's Game 5.
McDonagh (undisclosed) won't be available for Wednesday's Game 3 against the Bruins, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports. McDonagh will miss a second straight contest Wednesday with the undisclosed injury he suffered during Sunday's Game 1 loss. The Lightning have yet to release an expected timetable for the 31-year-old blueliner's return, but if he isn't dealing with a long-term issue, he could be ready for Friday's Game 4. Braydon Coburn will likely continue to fill in on Tampa Bay's bottom pairing until McDonagh is cleared to return.
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