Ryan McDonagh D NYR 1 Month

McDonagh practiced Tuesday for the first time since injuring his shoulder Nov. 1.

McDonagh participated in all drills and was able to take contact, so it appears he is nearly back at 100 percent. He may need a few practice sessions to get into playing shape, but he is on the verge of returning to action.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 1 Month

McDonagh (shoulder) believes he's close to resume skating with the team.

McDonagh skated on his own Saturday morning and plans to do the same Sunday before the Rangers decide his next move. The blueliner said on Wednesday that he's targeting a return in about two weeks, which would put him on track to be activated at some time in early December.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 1 Month

McDonagh (shoulder) set a two-week target timetable for his return Thursday, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

McDonagh has been sidelined for an extended period of time with a separated shoulder, but took the ice by himself before an optional practice Thursday shooting pucks into the net and got in some stick-handling as well. The blueliner has three assists through ten games this season, posting an even rating while averaging 23:33 of ice time.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 1 Month

McDonagh skated Tuesday for the first time since injuring his shoulder Nov. 1, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

McDonagh's next step is uncertain, but he has recovered to the point where he can get back on the ice. He will still likely be sidelined another week or two.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 1 Month

McDonagh (shoulder) is expected to start skating this week, Andrew Gross of the Record reports.

McDonagh's shoulder won't inhibit his ability to skate too much, so he'll return to the ice to work on his conditioning. Keep an eye out for his to be cleared for contact, since that will be a better indication that he's nearing a return.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 2 Months

The Rangers placed McDonagh (shoulder) on IR on Monday.

The move to IR will allow the Rangers to open up a roster spot that they can use to replace McDonagh in the lineup. He'll return to his spot on the team's top pairing when healthy.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 2 Months

Coach Alain Vigneault said McDonagh (shoulder) is expected to miss three-to-four weeks, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

McDonagh suffered a separated shoulder against the Jets on Saturday, and the injury turned out to be serious. The Rangers are really shorthanded on defense, and the team is expected to make multiple moves Sunday to add depth along the blue line.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 2 Months

McDonagh suffered a separated shoulder in the first period of Saturday's game against the Jets, ESPN New York reports.

McDonagh missed the final five games of the regular season last year with a left shoulder separation, and this injury is to the same shoulder. The Rangers' blue line is depleted right now, with Kevin Klein (foot) going down with an injury Saturday and John Moore serving a five-game suspension. New York has not yet announced a timetable for how much time McDonagh might miss. He will be re-evaluated Sunday.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 2 Months

McDonagh left Saturday's game against the Jets with an apparent shoulder injury, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

McDonagh was driven hard into the boards by the Jets' Evander Kane, and headed straight to the locker room after being attended to by the team trainers. Keep an eye out for an update on the Rangers captain's status either Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 2 Months

McDonagh picked up his first points of the season in Tuesday's win over the Devils, notching a pair of power-play assists to go with a plus-1 rating and four shots on goal.

After being minted the new captain of the Blueshirts prior to the start of the year, McDonagh opened quietly, posting six straight scoreless games, but his heavy power-play usage finally paid off on Tuesday. After last season's 43-point campaign, big things are expected of McDonagh, who should easily clear 40 points again as New York's top blueliner.