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.
McDonagh (undisclosed) won't play in Tuesday's Game 2 against the Bruins.
The Lightning have yet to release any details regarding the severity of McDonagh's undisclosed injury, which he suffered during Sunday's Game 1 loss, but he didn't participate in Tuesday's morning skate, so at this point he should be considered questionable at best for Wednesday's Game 3. Braydon Coburn or Luke Schenn will likely take McDonagh's spot in the lineup for Game 2.
McDonagh (undisclosed) didn't take part in Monday's optional skate, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
After being forced out of Game 1 versus the Bruins on Sunday with an undisclosed injury, the fact that he was absent from the skate should be concerning for fantasy players. Still, the blueliner hasn't been ruled out for Game 1 on Tuesday. If McDonagh does miss the upcoming clash, Luke Schenn or Braydon Coburn figure to jump into the lineup.
McDonagh (undisclosed) left Sunday's Game 1 against Boston and did not return, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
McDonagh left around halfway through the third period of Sunday's loss to the Bruins and was unable to return to the game. An update on his status should be available before Tuesday's Game 2.
McDonagh (lower body) will be activated off injured reserve and suit up in Sunday's contest against Detroit, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
McDonagh will finally return to the lineup after missing the past 14 games with the lower-body issue. He'll assume a lineup spot for Victor Hedman (undisclosed), who's set to miss Sunday's game. McDonagh will be a nice boost to the lineup for the Lightning, as he's racked up 12 points and a plus-17 rating in 48 appearances this campaign.
McDonagh (lower body) skated in a regular jersey Saturday but is unlikely to make his return later in the day against Boston, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
McDonagh appears right on the edge of making his return but won't do so Saturday. The Lightning will be right back in action Sunday in Detroit, and McDonagh could be back in the lineup as soon as that game if things break right.
McDonagh (lower body) participated in contact drills Wednesday but won't play against the Canadiens on Thursday, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Head coach Jon Cooper relayed that he believes McDonagh is even stronger than he was before sustaining a lower-body injury Feb. 6 against the Penguins. It's possible and perhaps likely that he'll be ready to return during the team's back-to-back this weekend, starting Saturday against the Bruins. He'll need to be lifted from IR first, but once he's cleared to go, he'll likely bump either Braydon Coburn or Zach Bogosian from the lineup.
Head coach Jon Cooper said McDonagh (lower body) should return to practice this week, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
McDonagh hasn't played since sustaining the injury Feb. 6 against the Penguins, but he seems to be approaching a return. The Minnesota native has struggled this year with just 12 points over 48 games, so he likely won't be a hot commodity when the fantasy playoff period begins. Once McDonagh's ready to go, Braydon Coburn will likely come out of the lineup.
General manager Julien BriseBois said Monday that McDonagh is still expected to miss at least 10-14 more days with a lower-body injury.
The defenseman has missed the past eight contests while dealing with the lower-body injury, and it appears serious enough for him to miss multiple weeks. McDonagh's absence has left a hole in Tampa's defense corps, forcing the team to continue to elevate Erik Cernak (lower body) on the depth chart. Expect an update on McDonagh's health on a weekly basis before he's officially activated off injured reserve.
McDonagh (lower body) is considered week-to-week but is expected to return during the regular season, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
The Minnesota native has missed the last five games, and it appears that he'll be out for at least a few more weeks, though the timeline for his return is still unknown. McDonagh has 12 points and a plus-7 rating in 48 games this season.
McDonagh (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
McDonagh already missed the last four games due to his lower-body injury and could be sidelined longer considering he hasn't begun skating yet, per Caley Chelios of the Lightning's official site. The blueliner's absence, along with that of Jan Rutta (lower body), will see Braydon Coburn and Luke Schenn remain in the lineup.
According to coach Jon Cooper, McDonagh (lower body) is "probably a couple weeks away" from returning to action.
McDonagh's lengthy absence will test Tampa Bay's depth on the back end, but it won't impact many fantasy lineups, as he's had a pretty underwhelming season from an offensive standpoint, having notched just 12 points through 48 games to date. The Minnesota native will almost certainly be placed on injured reserve for the duration of his recovery.
McDonagh (lower body) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Islanders, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
McDonagh sustained a lower-body injury during Thursday's win over the Penguins, so he'll stay on the shelf Saturday. The Lightning are already without Jan Rutta (lower body), so Erik Cernak is expected to play on the top pairing while Kevin Shattenkirk is lifted to the second.
McDonagh suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against Pittsburgh and won't return.
McDonagh suffered the injury blocking a shot on the penalty kill and only skated in 9:28 of ice time before exiting. This is the second straight contest in which the Lightning lost a defenseman mid-game, with Jan Rutta (lower body) getting injured Tuesday. The team will roll with five defensemen for the remainder of the game, and further clarity on McDonagh's status should emerge ahead of Saturday's game against the Islanders.
McDonagh picked up an assist, three blocked shots and two hits in Friday's 7-1 win over the Jets.
McDonagh won a puck battle and dished to Carter Verhaeghe for the tally at 11:10 of the second period. Through 42 games, McDonagh has 12 points, 84 blocked shots, 43 shots on goal and 29 hits. The 30-year-old defenseman is on pace for his worst offensive season in a full-length campaign.
McDonagh (upper body) was minus-1 with one shot and one block Thursday in a 3-2 loss to the Wild.
McDonagh was in the lineup for the first time after missing seven games and he was able to log nearly 19 minutes of ice time, including a team-high 4:10 on the penalty kill. The 30-year-old has just one goal and 11 points in 41 games this season, disappointing production after his 46-point campaign in 2018-19.
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