Ryan McDonagh
D TB
5 days ago

McDonagh blocked four shots Tuesday in a 4-2 road win over the Capitals to take Game 3 of the conference finals.

EDGE Analysis

The American defenseman missed the scoresheet for the fifth consecutive game, but he was terrific defensively, highlight by a heads-up play that saw McDonagh bat down an Evgeny Kuznetsov shot on the penalty kill. Tampa still has work to do as it's down 2-1 in the series, though it was nice to see McDonagh -- who's averaging 22:21 in the playoffs -- bouncing back from a terrible Game 2 performance in which he posted a minus-3 rating at home.

Ryan McDonagh
D TB
1 month ago

McDonagh notched an assist during a 3-1 victory over New Jersey on Saturday during Game 5.

EDGE Analysis

Although Tampa Bay provides a different playoff atmosphere than Broadway, McDonagh has wasted no time making his impact felt for his new club in the postseason notching four points in the opening series, although he's still searching for his first playoff goal in blue. The 28-year-old has been logging heavy minutes on the second unit averaging 22:52 of ice time per game along with the second most five-on-five minutes on the team just behind Victor Hedman, and figures to see similar usage throughout Tampa Bay's cup run. McDonagh's been strong on the defensive end per usual as well, going plus-two over the five games while also supplying five hits and seven blocked shots.

Ryan McDonagh
D TB
1 month ago

McDonagh set up two goals in Tampa Bay's 5-3 win over New Jersey in Game 2 on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He now has three helpers in two postseason games in a Tampa uniform. McDonagh is a defensive pillar in bright blue and hopes to finally lift that large silver chalice come June.

Ryan McDonagh
D TB
2 months ago

McDonagh has just three points in 11 games in Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

McDonagh is settling into Tampa, but it has been an adjustment. He recorded the fourth-highest ice time (18:56) of Lightning defenders Sunday.

Ryan McDonagh
D TB
2 months ago

McDonagh (upper body) made his Tampa debut Saturday in a 3-2 shootout win over Montreal. He fired one shot on goal, blocked two shots and skated 19:15.

EDGE Analysis

He was paired with old Ranger friend Dan Girardi. McDonagh was solid overall and should start to make an impact in both ends of the ice very soon. Activate him now.

Ryan McDonagh
D TB
2 months ago

McDonagh (upper body) will debut for the Lightning on Saturday against the Senators, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

McDonagh initially targeted a March 6 debut for the Bolts, but a slow recovery pushed the date back slightly. Tampa Bay fans will finally get an opportunity to see the trade deadline acquisition in action for Saturday's contest against the Canadiens. He is expected to pair with Braydon Coburn for the affair and should also join the power play. A more potent attack in Tampa could also result in an improved point rate moving forward for the star blueliner.

Ryan McDonagh
D TB
2 months ago

McDonagh (upper body) has been officially cleared for contact and will discuss with coaches and trainers the possibility of him returning for Saturday's matchup with the Canadiens, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McDonagh's return to the ice appears to be nearing. The blueliner's potential return to the ice Saturday could provide a huge boost on the backlines and the power play for a Bolts squad holding the top spot in the Atlantic Division. More information on his availability versus Montreal should surface after he gets a practice under his belt, but it's a good sign that he's even talking about the possibility.

Ryan McDonagh
D TB
2 months ago

McDonagh (upper body) joined practice Thursday in a regular jersey, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

McDonagh is still not expected to return until Tuesday's matchup with Ottawa at the earliest, but his full participation at practice is certainly a good sign. The blueliner has yet to suit up for his new team due to his upper-body problem and last saw action Feb. 7 against Boston. Considering the Lightning have given up 10 goals in their previous two outings, McDonagh's debut can't come soon enough.

Ryan McDonagh
D TB
3 months ago

McDonagh (upper body) continues to skate in a non-contact jersey, per Lightning coach Jon Cooper, who adds that the next update on the defenseman will surface toward the end of this week.

EDGE Analysis

Due to this injury, the Bolts haven't been able to feature McDonagh in a game since acquiring him from the Rangers on the day of the trade deadline. Initially, it appeared that he would return Tuesday, but those plans have changed upon further evaluation. Once McDonagh does return, the power-play quarterback should be worth activating in all fantasy settings. After all, the Lightning run the league's top offense at 3.6 goals per game and they have the third-best rate in terms of converting man-advantage opportunities at 24.2 percent.

Ryan McDonagh
D TB
3 months ago

McDonagh (upper body) practiced Monday wearing the red no-contact jersey.

EDGE Analysis

McDonagh, who hasn't played since being traded from the Rangers to the Lightning, was aiming to return Tuesday against the Panthers. However, if he's wearing a no-contact jersey Monday it feels like a stretch to imagine him being good to go against Florida. The 28-year-old would probably love to return Thursday against the Rangers, but even that feels iffy based on this news.