OUTRyan McDonagh
D NYR
2 days ago

McDonagh (upper body) will not play against Friday against the Wild, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Considering McDonagh remains on the trade block ahead of Monday's deadline, it's not surprising he's out again. The team likely wants to ensure he avoids suffering further injury even if he's healthy and has little incentive to bring him back with potential suitors already knowing what he brings to the table. The blueliner seems a likely candidate to remain out again Sunday if he's still on the team when it rolls around.

OUTRyan McDonagh
D NYR
3 days ago

McDonagh (upper body) will not play Thursday against Montreal, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old blueliner has now missed his team's last seven contests with the injury. There's a strong chance that McDonagh is traded by Monday's deadline, but his recent injury certainly hasn't boosted his value. He'll have two more chances -- Friday against Minnesota and Sunday against the Red Wings -- to suit up before the deadline.

OUTRyan McDonagh
D NYR
2 weeks ago

McDonagh (upper body) will not play Sunday afternoon against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

McDonagh isn't expected to travel with the Blueshirts on a four-game road trip that starts Sunday in Winnipeg and wraps up in Ottawa next Saturday. This is quite problematic for the Rangers since the team has made it clear that they will be sellers with the trade deadline looming, and McDonagh -- with his $4.7 million cap hit -- can't really help drum up trade interest when he's stuck in the medical room.

OUTRyan McDonagh
D NYR
2 weeks ago

McDonagh (upper body) won't play Friday against the Flames and likely won't travel with the Rangers on their upcoming four-game road trip, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers could be shopping McDonagh ahead of the NHL's trade deadline, so there's no reason for them to risk further injury by having him suit up for what are essentially meaningless games at this point in their season. The 28-year-old blueliner has notched two goals and 26 points in 49 games this campaign, and could fetch a nice return if New York is able to find a suitable trade partner.

OUTRyan McDonagh
D NYR
3 weeks ago

McDonagh notched two power-play assists while adding three hits, two blocked shots and a shot on goal in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

He's now got eight points (two goals, six assists) through his last nine games, not bad on a Rangers squad that has only three wins during that stretch. McDonagh is on pace to top 40 points for the third time in his career, and his role on the top pairing and first power-play unit gives him a secure fantasy floor in season-long formats.

OUTRyan McDonagh
D NYR
1 month ago

McDonagh scored a pair of goals Thursday in a 6-5 win at San Jose.

EDGE Analysis

The Blueshirts' captain cranked things up in the second period, finding twine twice in a span of 72 seconds -- with the second goal coming on the power play. McDonagh also skated to a team-high 24:26 of ice time -- including 4:41 of man-advantage action -- and recorded four shots on goal, which are the types of numbers owners would love to see from the Minnesotan down the stretch.

OUTRyan McDonagh
D NYR
1 month ago

McDonagh (undisclosed) will return to the lineup Tuesday night versus the Flyers, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The captain is scoreless on 58 shots this campaign, though his saving grace in the fantasy realm has been an abundance of helpers. McDonagh has 19 of those, including four apples on the power play. He'll be safe to use in fantasy having only missed Sunday's game against the Penguins with the ailment.

OUTRyan McDonagh
D NYR
1 month ago

McDonagh (undisclosed) will have to wait until after warmups of Tuesday's game against the Flyers to know if he is cleared to play, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

For what it's worth, McDonagh himself said he feels ready to go, per Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post, but the decision on whether or not he plays will ultimately rest with the coaching and training staffs closer to game time. The Rangers captain has missed just one game with this ailment, but is also mired in an offensive slump, recording just one assist in his last 10 contests.

OUTRyan McDonagh
D NYR
1 month ago

McDonagh (undisclosed) didn't participate in pregame warmups and won't skate against Pittsburgh, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

After not participating in the morning skate his status was in doubt, and he hasn't recovered enough to take part in the Metropolitan Division showdown. With the 28-year-old out Brendan Smith should skate in his absence while Brady Skjei will move up to the first pairing, and McDonagh will look to return for Tuesday's clash against Philadelphia.

OUTRyan McDonagh
D NYR
1 month ago

McDonagh (undisclosed) is a game-time decision Sunday against the Penguins, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

McDonagh suffered this injury Saturday against the Islanders, but he still logged 24:39 of ice time, so he likely played through the mystery ailment. He has zero goals and 19 assists through 39 games, and Brendan Smith will likely slot in if McDonagh can't go.