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Per Andrey Osadchenko, who covers the KHL, Ryan McDonagh is on his way home, as he has been granted a leave of absence from Barys to deal with personal issues and an injury. Pat Leonard has additional information, noting that the injury is not believed to be serious.
McDonagh would be the third Rangers roster player to suffer a minor injury while playing overseas. Rick Nash suffered a shoulder injury in September, missing a little more than a week with Davos in Switzerland. Carl Hagelin also suffered a shoulder injury a month after Nash. While Hagelin’s injury was also minor, it led to the termination of his deal with Södertälje SK in the second-tier Swedish league HockeyAllsvenskan (s/t to surlysailor for the info/link).
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Ryan McDonagh back from Barys Astana #KHL w no serious injuries- minor bumps/bruises. Astana gr8 spot & thankful 4 chance play @ high level.— Ben Hankinson (@benhankinson) November 21, 2012
Hankinson is McDonagh's agent.
...good to have you back Ryan. Maybe the reason he returned so soon is because he's heard something encouraging regarding CBA talks.
Uh oh...RT @aosadchenko Ryan McDonagh leaves Barys until int. break in December because of family reasons & to recover from an injury. #KHL
— Laurie Carr (@byndblueshirts) November 20, 2012
...UGH!!!!!! Can we please get a CBA agreeent done now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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