McDonagh leaves KHL for personal reasons and injury

November 20, 2012, by

Per Andrey Osadchenko, who covers the KHL, Ryan McDonagh is on his way home, as he has been granted a leave of absence from Barys to deal with personal issues and an injury. Pat Leonard has additional information, noting that the injury is not believed to be serious.

McDonagh would be the third Rangers roster player to suffer a minor injury while playing overseas. Rick Nash suffered a shoulder injury in September, missing a little more than a week with Davos in Switzerland. Carl Hagelin also suffered a shoulder injury a month after Nash. While Hagelin’s injury was also minor, it led to the termination of his deal with Södertälje SK in the second-tier Swedish league HockeyAllsvenskan (s/t to surlysailor for the info/link).


  1. Walt says:

    I just hope that MDZ reads this, and comes home as well!!!!!

  2. rob sahm says:

    i wouldnt risk getting hurt just to keep in playing shape screw that oh well if you come back out of shape and you get hurt or your game suffers tough next time dont have a lockout