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Good news and bad news to share as a follow-up to this morning's article. Starting with the good news, defenseman Ryan McDonagh was on the ice for Rangers practice today and will play in tomorrow's game against the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden, according to Andrew Gross. McDonagh left Saturday afternoon's matinee in Boston during overtime after he was sent head-first into the boards by Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference.
Based on the amount of time that McDonagh remained down on the ice following the hit, the Rangers are very lucky their top pairing blue-liner did not suffer a serious injury on the play. My guess is that he just had the wind knocked out of him since it did look like his rib cage hit the backboards pretty hard.
As for the bad news, defenseman Michael Sauer (concussion) has been kept off the ice for the third straight practice stretching back to last Thursday and Friday. Sauer participated in practice Monday through Wednesday of last week and...
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It's been nearly two months since defenseman Michael Sauer has played a game for the New York Rangers, and it looks as if the 24-year-old sophomore isn't as close to returning to the lineup as we thought he was a week ago. Sauer was concussed back on December 5 in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, when Dion Phaneuf caught him along the boards with a thunderous...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that while the Rangers didn't have an update on Ryan McDonagh after the game, he did accompany the team on the flight back to New York....i guess it's a good sign he was able to get on the plane with the team. We probably won't get a report on McD until Monday as Rangers have tomorrow off.As for the hit from behind on McDonagh from...
… this is really tough and terrible news especially since he was progressing just a couple of weeks ago. This is the problem with concussions, they are very unpredictable when treating them. Let’s hope Michael continues to feel better and progresses in the coming weeks. His health is more important than him returning to the [...]
Steve Zipay reports good news from this morning's practice as Ryan McDonagh is skating with the team....nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Zipay also says that Steve Eminger is practicing without a non-contact jersey for the first time since injuring his shoulder a month and a half ago.In potentially bad injury news, Zipay notes that Michale Sauer is not...
Andrew Ference's intent clearly wasn't to injure Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh on Saturday, but his overtime hit left the 22-year-old shaken up, and has created debate as to whether supplemental discipline will handed down. Ference received a charging major and a game misconduct for his hit on McDonagh, which occurred with 3:10 left in overtime. The Rangers ended up capitalizing...
In overtime of Saturday's NHL game in Boston between the Bruins and New York Rangers, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference was ejected for charging Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh. Ference was skating at full speed and pushed McDonagh straight into the boards behind the Rangers net as McDonagh was trying to control the puck.
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(How is that dude in the hat in front of Ference not expressing any emotion after that hit? No anger or excitement. Nothing. Mitt Romney, that you?)Andrew Ference might be hanging with Hamill in the press box after this hit.BOOM.This hit looked a lot worse live than it does in the video replay. Not saying it was a good hit by any means. Ference came in too fast. He's not a dirty...
The New York Rangers finally broke their power-play drought with just 3.6 seconds to spare. Ryan McDonagh wasn't around to help them celebrate.
BOSTON (AP) The New York Rangers finally broke their power-play drought with just 3.6 seconds to spare. Ryan McDonagh wasn't
around to help them celebrate.
Andrew Ference could face supplementary discipline from the N.H.L. for a check on Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh in overtime of the Rangers' 3-2 win Saturday afternoon in Boston.
A few quick notes and quotes from tonight that weren’t in the notes sent out by teh team:
• Brian Boyle played just 11:49 tonight after twisting his right foot on a collision in the corner during the second period. It cost him to miss a good chunk of the period, but he returned and even killed penalties later in the game. Boyle had less ice time only four other...