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Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Records two points in return
McDonagh (upper body) supplied a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-3 victory over Buffalo.
McDonagh logged 17:08 of ice time after missing the previous four games because of the injury. He entered the contest averaging 21:14 in 2022-23, but perhaps coach John Hynes wanted to ease him back into the lineup. McDonagh has two goals and 17 points in 58 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Ready to rock
McDonagh (upper body) will be back in the lineup Tuesday versus Buffalo, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports.
McDonagh, who has missed the past four games, has accounted for 15 points, 57 shots on goal, 53 hits and 126 blocks in 57 appearances this season. The Predators will be without Roman Josi (upper body) again, so McDonagh could see an increase in responsibilities and playing time.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Could return Tuesday
McDonagh (upper body) will be reevaluated prior to puck drop against the Sabres on Tuesday, Robby Stanley of 102.5 The Game reports.
McDonagh looks poised to return following a four-game stint on the shelf due to his upper-body issue. The veteran blueliner is not exactly an offensive powerhouse considering he is currently stuck in a 26-game goal drought during which he recorded just six assists. Still, in formats that value defensive stats like hits and blocks, McDonagh could offer decent mid-range fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Not playing Sunday
McDonagh (upper body) will not play Sunday against the Rangers, Emma Lingan of the Predators' official site reports.
McDonagh has now missed four straight games and is still considered day-to-day. With Roman Josi (undisclosed) also out, Jordan Gross will dress with Nashville for the first time since Dec. 19.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Unavailable Saturday
McDonagh (upper body) won't play Saturday against Winnipeg, Emma Lingan of the Predators' official site reports.
McDonagh, who is considered day-to-day, will miss his third straight contest. He has registered 15 points, 57 shots on goal, 126 blocks and 53 hits in 57 games this season. Kevin Gravel will play again for the Predators on Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Still day-to-day
McDonagh (upper body) won't play Thursday versus the Blackhawks, Emma Lingan of the Predators' official site reports.
McDonagh is still considered day-to-day, which suggests his absence may not last too long. Kevin Gravel should maintain a place in the lineup with McDonagh out.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Sitting out Tuesday
McDonagh (upper body) won't play Tuesday versus the Red Wings.
McDonagh will need to miss at least one game with the injury. Kevin Gravel was called up from AHL Milwaukee and will enter the lineup on the third pairing, while Jeremy Lauzon moves up to the second pairing alongside Tyson Barrie.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Posts assist
McDonagh logged an assist, two shots on goal, three blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Blackhawks.
McDonagh helped out on defense partner Tyson Barrie's second-period tally. That pairing should strike a good balance for the Predators -- Barrie has scoring flair, while McDonagh is a steady defender. The assist snapped a six-game slump for McDonagh, who is now at 15 points, 52 shots on net, 118 blocks, 50 hits and a plus-19 rating through 53 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Three-point effort Saturday
McDonagh produced three assists in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Panthers.
The veteran defenseman had gone scoreless in nine straight games coming into this one, but McDonagh suddenly erupted for his first multi-point performance of the season. Despite this effort, the 33-year-old defenseman still has just one goal and 14 points through 46 games, but his value on the Nashville blue line doesn't come from his offense -- two more blocked shots Saturday put McDonagh four away from reaching 100 for the 10th time in his 13-year NHL career.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Chips in with helper in win
McDonagh logged an assist in Monday's 2-1 win over the Flames.
McDonagh set up a Roman Josi tally in the first period. With three points through eight games in January, McDonagh has already matched his most points in a month this season. The 33-year-old blueliner is at one goal, 10 helpers, 34 shots on net, 75 blocked shots and a plus-10 rating through 36 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: First goal, game-winner
McDonagh scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 3-2 victory over the Capitals.
The veteran blueliner came into the game having not scored since May 10 of last season, a stretch of 48 straight games, but he did his best Alex Ovechkin impression against Washington. McDonagh took a slick pass from Ryan Johansen and beat the Caps defenders before cutting to his backhand and sliding the puck past a sprawling Charlie Lindgren with just over three minutes left in the third period to break a 2-2 tie. McDonagh has just nine points through 31 games on the season, but he's still provided some value for Nashville with 70 blocked shots and a plus-11 rating.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Back in action Wednesday
McDonagh (upper body) will return to the lineup versus the Blackhawks on Wednesday, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports.
McDonagh has been sidelined since Dec. 2 against the Islanders due to his upper-body problem, a stretch of seven games on injured reserve. Considering the defenseman is currently goalless in 23 outings to open the season, his return is unlikely to impact the majority of fantasy players.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Nearing return
McDonagh (upper body) is getting close to being ready to return to the lineup, Emma Lingan of the Predators' official site reports.
McDonagh took to the ice with his teammates Monday, sporting a full cage. Coach John Hynes said after the session that the Predators defenseman's return is "imminent." McDonagh, who last played Dec. 2, was originally slated to be out for 2-4 weeks.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Out 2-4 weeks
McDonagh (upper body) is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. He was placed on injured reserve Monday.
In a corresponding move, the Predators brought up blueliner Jordan Gross on Monday. McDonagh was struck in the face by the puck this past Friday versus the Islanders. He has six assists, 20 shots on goal, 48 blocks and 19 hits in 23 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Hands out assist
McDonagh notched an assist, two shots on goal, two blocked shots and two PIM in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Avalanche.
McDonagh set up Eeli Tolvanen's first-period tally. While McDonagh has two assists in his last four games, he hasn't been a big contributor on offense this season. The 33-year-old blueliner has five helpers, 16 shots on net, 31 blocked shots, 14 hits and an even plus-minus rating as a steady defensive presence through 14 contests.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Not an offensive contributor
McDonagh was held off the scoresheet for the sixth time in the past seven games Saturday against the Canucks.
McDonagh recorded 26 points in 71 games for the Lightning last season. Now with four points in his first 12 outings as a Predator, he is currently on pace to put up similar numbers this year. His career-high 46 point season was back in 2018-19, but those days are clearly in the past for the 33-year-old blueliner. Manage your expectations accordingly.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Notches assist
McDonagh logged an assist and blocked four shots in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Kings.
McDonagh is up to three assists in five games, starting the year in fine form for the Predators. He's played over 21 minutes in four of those contests, though that's still down from the 22:27 of ice time per game he averaged with the Lightning last year. McDonagh has added 11 blocked shots, four hits and three shots on net. While the early offense is nice, it's his defensive contributions that can be relied upon consistently.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Garners helper in team debut
McDonagh logged an assist, four blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.
McDonagh was traded from the Lightning to the Predators in July as part of Tampa's salary shedding. One game in, it looks like a solid move for Nashville, as it now has another defensive-minded blueliner capable of absorbing significant minutes. McDonagh posted 21:31 of ice time Friday, but that could go up after he averaged 22:27 per game with the Lightning last year. He also chipped in 26 points in 71 contests last season, though offense is often a secondary factor for the 33-year-old at this point in his career.... See More ... See Less
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