NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh says he’s ready to return to action after missing the past four games with a concussion.
The defenseman has been cleared for contact and practiced fully with the team Tuesday morning in Greenburgh.READ MORE: 20th Annual Tunnel To Towers 5K Run And Walk Kicks Off From Brooklyn To Manhattan
Rangers coach Alain Vigneault wants to wait until Wednesday morning before officially deciding whether McDonagh will suit up that night when the Blueshirts host the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks.READ MORE: Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers, Department Of Education Workers Put On Hold By Federal Judge
“Everything that I’ve seen so far, he looks fine,” Vigneault said, according to the New York Post. “So we’ll see how he responds.”
McDonagh suffered the concussion Feb. 6 when he was punched in the face by Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds. The Rangers (32-18-6) have won three of four without McDonagh.MORE NEWS: New York Weather: CBS2’s 9/26 Sunday Morning Forecast
McDonagh has registered seven goals and 19 assists and has a plus-13 rating this season.