NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh is out indefinitely with what the team is calling an “upper-body injury.”
He will not dress for any of the Rangers’ remaining regular season games, and his availability for the postseason is unclear.
McDonagh appeared to injure his right hand when he was hit by a a shot in Monday night’s 4-2, playoff-clinching win in Columbus.
The 26-year-old defenseman’s plus-26 rating leads the Rangers. He also has nine goals and 25 assists in 73 games.
The Rangers on Tuesday recalled defenseman Brady Skjei from Hartford of the AHL.
Skjei has skated in four games with the Rangers this season, most recently last month against Buffalo. The 22-year-old, who was New York’s first-round pick in 2012, has four goals and 24 assists in 68 games with Hartford this season.
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