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March 9, 2020 03:40 AM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 7, 2020 11:24 AM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Nearing return, won't play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 4, 2020 01:56 PM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Starting to take contact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 2, 2020 06:44 PM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Returning to practice soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 25, 2020 03:24 AM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Still missing time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 17, 2020 01:32 AM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Being evaluated weekly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 14, 2020 06:40 PM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Designated for injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 8, 2020 11:56 AM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Facing multi-week absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 8, 2020 10:52 AM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Unable to play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 6, 2020 09:32 PM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Done for night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 17, 2020 11:40 PM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Adds assist in lopsided win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 17, 2020 12:28 AM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Takes regular shift in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 16, 2020 12:48 PM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Ready to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonagh (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup for Thursday's matchup with Minnesota, Diana C. Nearhos of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

McDonagh's return will bolster the Lightning's strength on the back end, but it won't affect many fantasy lineups, as he's only collected a dissapointing 11 points through 40 games this campaign. The 30-year-old American is expected to skate with Erik Cernak on Tampa Bay's bottom pairing against the Wild.

January 14, 2020 01:48 PM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Nearing return to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonagh (upper body) won't play Tuesday against L.A., but he's hoping he'll be ready to return at some point during Tampa Bay's upcoming two-game road trip, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

McDonagh will miss a sixth straight game Tuesday, but he could be ready to rejoin the lineup as soon as Thursday against Minnesota. Another update on 30-year-old blueliner, who's picked up 11 points in 40 games this campaign, should surface prior to that contest.

January 10, 2020 12:44 PM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Won't travel with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonagh (upper body) will not be with the Lightning for their upcoming two-game road trip, Caley Chelios of the Lightning's official site reports.

McDonagh already was on the shelf for Tampa's previous three contests and now is set to miss two more. According to the team, the blueliner will be upgraded to day-to-day heading into Tuesday's matchup with Los Angeles. Until then, Jan Rutta and Luke Schenn figure to continue competing for a spot in the lineup.

January 9, 2020 11:00 AM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Set to miss Thursday's clash
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonagh (upper body) is expected to miss his third straight game against the Coyotes on Thursday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

McDonagh remains bogged down in a 27-game goal drought and added just six helpers over that stretch. With a mere 11 points in 40 contests this year, the St. Paul native will almost certainly miss the 30-point mark for just the second time since the 2013-14 campaign.

January 7, 2020 11:16 AM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Remains unavailable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonagh (upper body) won't play Tuesday against Vancouver, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

McDonagh will miss a second straight game due to the upper-body injury he suffered during Saturday's win over Ottawa. The 30-year-old blueliner has yet to resume skating, so he can be considered out indefinitely until that occurs. McDonagh's been highly disappointing in 2019-20, picking up 11 points through 40 games after racking up nine goals and 46 points a season ago, so there likely aren't many fantasy owners tracking his availability at this point.

January 5, 2020 03:40 PM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Out against Hurricanes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonagh (upper body) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup versus Carolina.

McDonagh exited Saturday's win over the Senators with an injury, and it'll keep him out Sunday. The severity of his injury is still unclear. The 30-year-old has faced major regression this year with just 11 points through 40 games. Either Braydon Coburn or Luke Schenn will draw into the lineup in McDonagh's place.

January 4, 2020 10:24 PM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Leaves Saturday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonagh (undisclosed) will not return to Saturday's game against Ottawa.

There were no specifics given as to what caused McDonagh's night to end prematurely, but he is done and we'll have to wait to find out more. After the game, Caley Chelios of the Lightning's official site reported that coach Jon Cooper considers McDonagh doubtful for Sunday's game against the Hurricanes. Cooper did not have an update on the severity of the blueliner's injury.

December 28, 2019 09:08 PM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Focusing on defense not offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonagh has gone 13 games without a point.

It's not an indication of his value to the team, but it's a definite blow to fantasy owners who invested in him after last season's Norris-caliber work. McDonagh's role has morphed into a clear shutdown role and he's really good at that. But his offense has dried up -- he has just nine points (one goal, eight assists) in 35 games. McDonagh does retain a tiny bit of fantasy value, though, but only if your league counts blocked shots. He has 73, which -- combined with a tiny bit of offense and a positive plus-minus -- makes him a solid last-spot stabilizer for your team.

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