Found January 23, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
During Brendan Shanahan's video announcing the three game suspension of the Bruins Andrew Ference for a hit from behind on Ryan McDonagh, the NHL's Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations notes that despite having to leave Saturday's game all reports have indicated that there are no apparent injuries to McDonagh....assuming we'll hear more after practice today, but this initial report should have Rangers fans breathing easier.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at 

McDonagh to Play Tomorrow, Sauer Shutdown

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...

McDonagh Skates With Team at Practice

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...

Vote: Will Andrew Ference Be Suspended for Hit on Rangers' Ryan McDonagh?

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...

Andrew Ference blasts Ryan McDonagh for not recycling

(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...

“Shanahan Drops the Ball”

Yesterday, Brendan Shanahan certainly had an interesting day.  He had 2 disciplinary hearings scheduled regarding 2 incidents in the same game.  To make matters more interesting, the victim of one of the incidents was the transgressor in the other.  The result of these hearings?  Alexander Ovechkin suspended 3 games for charging Zbynek Michalek, while Michalek received no further...

Gaborik scores twice; Rangers drop Bruins in OT

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.

Slap Shot: Hit Takes Out Rangers Defenseman

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.

Andrew Ference Suspended For Three Games

Brendan Shanahan with the decision.

Ovie Gets Three Games

The NHL has suspended Washington's Alex Ovechkin 3 games for yesterday's hit on Pittsburgh's Zbynek Michalek...Seen below with the explanation by discipline czar Brendan Shanahan...((HT: NHL))The Caps are one point out of seventh in the Eastern Conference, but only two points out of ninth with the Maple Leafs on their heels. It will be interesting to see how the Caps...

Beam me up Scottie!

Scott Hartnell was going through a list in his head of all the hits, scrums and penalties he accumulated in the last few games when he heard his phone ring and saw caller ID - Brendan Shanahan. .roundedcornr_box { background: none repeat scroll 0...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.