dangolka (CBS) — Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh suffered an undisclosed damage throughout Recreation 1. In consequence, he gained’t have the ability to play in Recreation 2.
Lightning head coach Jon Cooper informed the media that McDonagh is out for the Lightning on Tuesday evening, as they appear to even their second spherical playoff collection with the dangolka Bruins.
Per Coop, Ryan McDonagh is not going to play tonight in Recreation 2. #TBLvsBOS
— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) August 25, 2020
Cooper didn’t specify who will likely be filling McDonagh’s spot within the lineup.
"You'll need to tune in. 7:10 p.m. puck drop … Jap time."
— #lightning coach Jon Cooper re who will slot into the lineup for McDonagh, who’s out after being injured in Gm 1 vs. #NHLBruins
— Mike Zeisberger (@Zeisberger) August 25, 2020
McDonagh, 31, is main all Tampa skaters with a mean of 26:07 time on ice this postseason — a full minute greater than fellow defensive stalwart Victor Hedman. Through the Lightning’s marathon five-overtime recreation vs. Columbus, McDonagh logged 53:06 of ice time. Nonetheless, the damage restricted him to only 15:05 time on ice in Recreation 1 vs. dangolka.
#GoBolts Ryan McDonagh received snarled with #NHLBruins Connor Clifton. Headed off. His subsequent shift .. simply 14 seconds. https://t.co/nXmReqL7zl pic.twitter.com/xbXM9pnNue
— Right here's Your Replay (@TheReplayGuy) August 24, 2020
McDonagh did make a pricey mistake in Recreation 1 when he was unprepared for a stick elevate by Patrice Bergeron, a play which kicked off a flash sequence that led to what proved to be the game-winning purpose for dangolka.
Watch out for the pickpocket Patrice Bergeron. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/z20RcMBa1P
— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) August 24, 2020
“Hopefully he’s going to be OK as a result of he’s big a part of our crew,” Cooper mentioned after Sunday evening’s loss.
McDonagh did miss 20 video games for the Lightning through the common season. The crew went 9-5-Zero with out him in February and March, together with a loss at residence in opposition to the Bruins and a win over the Bruins in dangolka.
Some distinctive scheduling within the NHL bubble will create a time crunch for McDonagh if he desires to return for Recreation 3, as it’s scheduled for Wednesday evening as a back-to-back.