Tampa Bay general manager Julien BriseBois said Tuesday that McDonagh suffered a broken hand during the Stanley Cup playoffs, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
The injury didn't cost McDonagh any time during the Lightning's run to its second straight Stanley Cup, as he played in the team's final 23 games and tallied eight points and 14 PIM. The veteran blueliner should be back to full health well in advance of the 2021-22 campaign.
McDonagh provided an assist and seven hits in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Canadiens in Game 5.
McDonagh got the puck to David Savard, who then assisted Ross Colton on the game's only goal as the Lightning secured back-to-back Stanley Cup titles. The 32-year-old McDonagh produced eight assists, 23 shots on net, a plus-18 rating, 53 hits and 46 blocked shots in 23 playoff games. He's likely to remain a key part of the Lightning's defense heading into the 2021-22 campaign.
McDonagh recorded an assist, five hits and two PIM in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Panthers in Game 5.
McDonagh has been solid at both ends of the ice in this first-round series. He's collected four assists, 12 hits, nine blocked shots and a plus-5 rating through five postseason contests. The 31-year-old defenseman continues to play a key role on defense, but he's shown the ability to chip in on offense with regularity.
McDonagh (upper body) provided two assists, two blocked shots, two shots on net and two PIM in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Panthers in Game 1.
McDonagh had a shorthanded helper on Blake Coleman's opening tally in the first period. In the third, McDonagh set up Brayden Point's game-winner. The 31-year-old McDonagh had 12 points in 50 contests for the second straight regular season. He'll be more of a defensive presence in the top four, but the American blueliner could be a steady source of blocked shots and hits.
McDonagh (upper body) is expected back in the lineup for Game 1 versus Florida on Sunday, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
McDonagh managed a mere one assist in his last 14 contests while adding 25 shots, 21 hits and 28 blocks while averaging 21:22 of ice time. While the defenseman won't offer much in the way of fantasy value given his limited offensive upside, he will provide some much-needed defensive stability to the Bolts' blue line.
McDonagh (upper body) is not available for Monday's game against the Panthers, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
McDonagh will miss his second straight game with an upper-body issue. The 31-year-old defenseman will likely be ready to play once the postseason begins. He finishes the 2020-21 season with 12 points and 96 blocked shots in 50 games.
McDonagh (upper body) won't play Saturday against Florida, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
McDonagh will sit out alongside Victor Hedman (lower body) and Jan Rutta (lower body). These guys will have a chance to return for Monday's finale, but the Lightning will likely keep them out then as well in order to maximize health for the playoffs.
McDonagh has one assist and a plus-2 rating in his last nine games.
McDonagh does have 13 hits and 13 blocks in those nine outings. But his value to the Bolts is far greater than what appears in box scores. McDonagh absorbs the toughest minutes on the team's blue line, tackling the opposition's best while Victor Hedman gets more offensive zone starts and lighter matchups. It's no slight on the big Swede -- the roles work together and allow the Bolts to win. McDonagh may not be a fantasy type, but he's certainly a fantastic NHL citizen.
McDonagh scored twice Thursday in a 6-4 win over the Blue Jackets.
He has looked increasingly comfortable following his return from injury a week ago and now has three points in his last two games. McDonagh isn't much of a point producer these days, but he could surprise over the short term with a little hot streak.
McDonagh (lower body) returned to game action Thursday night and fired one shot in 25:25 in a 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
McDonagh last played March 21, so it was good to see him back in uniform and patrolling the ice. He doesn't put up many points, but his steady, stabilizing presence is critical to the Bolts' success.
McDonagh (lower body) is taking warmups and is expected to play in Thursday's game versus the Blue Jackets, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
McDonagh took line rushes with Cal Foote on the second defensive pairing. The 31-year-old blueliner has produced just eight points -- all at even strength -- through 31 games this season, but he has managed to blocked 64 shots in that stretch.
According to coach Jon Cooper, McDonagh (lower body) could return to the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Blue Jackets, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
McDonagh's potential return couldn't come at a better time for the Lightning, as Jan Rutta and Erik Cernak are both expected to miss time with lower-body issues. Confirmation on McDonagh's status should be released prior to puck drop against Columbus.
According to coach Jon Cooper, McDonagh (lower body) is still a game or two away from returning, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
McDonagh will miss a fourth straight game Tuesday, but he's clearly nearing a return to action. Check back for another update on the 31-year-old blueliner's status once he's given the green light to rejoin the lineup.
McDonagh (lower body) won't be an option against Dallas on Thursday and is slated to miss the rest of the team's road trip, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Considering McDonagh has managed just one goal in his last 23 contests, fantasy players shouldn't be banking on him producing much in the way of offensive value. Still, the defender can certainly rack up defensive stats, as he has registered 64 blocks and 41 hits in 31 games this season. Andreas Borgman figures to remain in the lineup while McDonagh is sidelined.
McDonagh (lower body) won't play Tuesday against Dallas, but coach Jon Cooper is hopeful the veteran blueliner will be available at some point during Tampa Bay's current three-game road trip, Caley Chelios of the Lightning's official site reports.
Cooper also mentioned that McDonagh returning during the Lightning's road trip "would be a plus," so it sounds like there's some uncertainty surrounding the left-handed defenseman's timeline. McDonagh's tallied eight points in 31 games this year.
McDonagh suffered a lower-body injury during Sunday's game versus the Panthers and won't return, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
McDonagh logged just 6:38 of ice time before exiting. The extent of his injury is unclear, but the Lightning should provide an update before Tuesday's road game versus the Stars. McDonagh has recorded eight points through 30 games, so his absence shouldn't affect the fantasy realm too much.
McDonagh supplied an assist, three hits and two shots on goal in Friday's 3-1 win over the Red Wings.
McDonagh had the secondary helper on Barclay Goodrow's empty-netter in the third period. The assist gave McDonagh four points to go with 19 shots, 14 hits and 13 blocked shots in nine contests this season. A sturdy defender, McDonagh offers plenty of value to the Lightning, but his scoring output is a little low by fantasy standards.
McDonagh picked up two assists in Thursday's 3-2 OT win over the Blue Jackets.
McDonagh is a fantastic defender on the ice and shows Norris-worthy defending. And he did deliver 46 points in 82 games in 2018-19. But his offensive game is middling at best. McDonagh delivered 12 points in 50 games last season. He'll deliver a bit more than that this year, but a lot less than in 2018-19.
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.
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