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McDonagh considers heading to Europe if lockout continues

Oct 5, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

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Defenseman Ryan McDonagh has already rejected two offers from European clubs, but now he has a third offer on the table, according to the New York Daily News.

“I think the only way I would go is if this keeps stretching longer and longer and the forecast, the light at the end of the tunnel looks dimmer,” McDonagh said, referring to the lockout. “Because I know how important it is to be in the same game shape, and that’s the big thing is once the puck drops here in North America, I want to be ready 100%, ahead of the game and playing the way I play.”

McDonagh broke out in 2011-12 with 32 points in 82 games. In addition to his offensive contributions, McDonagh finished second on the team in total ice time and blocked shots while leading the Rangers with a plus-25 rating.

He’s scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer after completing his entry-level deal.

  1. xjokerz - Oct 5, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    cant we just have 1 main article that is updated with players leaving for Europe instead of making countless pointless ones like this?

    have fun in europe. going to love the women, healthcare, and all around better place to live

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