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February 6, 2021 03:56 AM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Helps out on empty-netter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 21, 2021 10:04 PM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Rare two-point night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 7, 2020 11:24 PM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Lights lamp Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 1, 2020 12:04 AM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Heavy minutes in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 31, 2020 06:48 PM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Expected to play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 29, 2020 09:24 PM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Sitting out Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 26, 2020 11:56 AM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Won't play in Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 25, 2020 11:56 AM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Unavailable for Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 25, 2020 03:32 AM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Skips optional skate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 24, 2020 05:20 AM
Lightning's Ryan McDonagh: Exits Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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.

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