Skip to content

McDonagh expected back tonight for Rangers; Nash probably too

Feb 28, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

McDonagh

Looking to halt a four-game losing streak, the New York Rangers should have defenseman Ryan McDonagh back in the lineup tonight against Tampa Bay at Madison Square Garden, per The Daily News.

McDonagh was hit from behind into the boards by Montreal’s Max Pacioretty on Saturday and missed Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to Winnipeg as a result. The 23-year-old is third on the team in average ice time (23:45).

The Daily News also reports that forward Rick Nash (undisclosed) expects to play, but it will be a game-time decision. Defenseman Michael Del Zotto (lower body) is a question mark.

Nash hasn’t played since Feb. 17 — which also happens to be the last time the Rangers won.

In other moves on Thursday, the Rangers sent rookie Chris Kreider back to AHL Connecticut.

Related: ‘I’m not a doctor’ — Nash can’t say if he has a concussion

Latest Posts
  1. Ducks’ Rakell makes franchise history with overtime winner

    Apr 21, 2015, 1:52 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    The Jets, and Winnipeg, feel the crush of defeat.

  2. Video: Wild chase the Blues away to take series lead

    Apr 20, 2015, 10:54 PM EDT

    St Louis Blues v Minnesota Wild - Game Three Getty Images

    Devan Dubnyk produces his first playoff shutout.

  3. Suspension-worthy? Perry hit by Byfuglien after scoring a goal

    Apr 20, 2015, 10:37 PM EDT

    byfuglienfrombehind

    It drew a two-minute roughing penalty.

  4. Video: Rakell, Scheifele collide knee-on-knee

    Apr 20, 2015, 10:29 PM EDT

    No call on the first collision.

  5. WATCH LIVE: Tonight’s Stanley Cup Playoff action

    Apr 20, 2015, 9:48 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers - Game Two Getty Images

    Will shifting locales produce interesting results?

  6. Too little, too late: Rangers stifle Penguins for 2-1 series lead

    Apr 20, 2015, 9:45 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby, Keith Yandle AP

    A close-to-perfect road effort from New York.

  7. Devils’ Henrique undergoes wrist surgery, expects 4-6 week recovery

    Apr 20, 2015, 9:00 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v New Jersey Devils Getty Images

    New Jersey’s only player who went under the knife this offseason.

  8. Another ‘easy’ choice: Hawks confirm Darling back in for Game 4

    Apr 20, 2015, 1:47 PM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks Getty Images

    Corey Crawford will sit, once again, against the Preds.

Featured video

Sens need to control emotions after Subban slash
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. K. Letang (2940)
  2. M. Pacioretty (2858)
  3. M. Stone (2706)
  4. M. Fisher (2651)
  5. Z. Kassian (2507)
  1. J. Abdelkader (2503)
  2. M. Perreault (2179)
  3. S. Crosby (2109)
  4. R. Nash (1926)
  5. C. Ehrhoff (1919)