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Posted On Monday, 09.09.2013 / 11:12 PM

By Ryan Murray -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Ryan Murray prospect blog

Murray: Loss in finale was a bit ugly

Defenseman Ryan Murray was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets second overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. He missed most of last season after sustaining a shoulder injury last November playing for the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League. Murray had two goals and 17 points in 23 games for the Silvertips prior to his injury that sidelined him nine months. Murray (6-foot, 201 pounds) has offered to maintain a blog for NHL.com during the Traverse City Prospects Tournament this week in Michigan.

Well, it was bit of an ugly one here in our tournament finale against the Dallas Stars [a 7-1 loss in the third-place game].

We couldn't really put it together and we got off to a rough start and just kind of fell off the wagon a bit. There are a lot of guys, including myself, who will look back on that game and say they could have done a lot better. We didn't come together as a team and I definitely didn't play my best game.

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Posted On Sunday, 09.08.2013 / 11:24 PM

By Ryan Murray -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Ryan Murray prospect blog

Murray recaps physical matchup with Rangers

Defenseman Ryan Murray was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets second overall at the 2012 NHL Draft. He missed most of last season after sustaining a shoulder injury last November playing for the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League. Murray had two goals and 17 points in 23 games for the Silvertips prior to his injury that sidelined him nine months. The 6-foot, 201-pound left-hander has offered to maintain a blog for NHL.com during the Traverse City Prospects Tournament this week in Michigan.

Hello again hockey fans!

Our game against the New York Rangers just ended and I'm happy to report that we came out on top [with a 4-2 victory].

On our off-day on Saturday, I didn't do too much. We relaxed a bit and did some mini-putting. I was playing in a foursome with Boone Jenner, Jake Hansen and Jeremy Langlois. Hansen won out of our group; I wasn't very good.

But back to the game, it was a pretty physical affair out there tonight. They are all really intense games and there were a lot of fights against the Rangers. There's a lot of emotion on the ice, so I'm not surprised that there are that many fights when there's a lot of physical play out there over the course of a game.

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Posted On Friday, 09.06.2013 / 7:46 PM

By Ryan Murray -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Ryan Murray prospect blog

Columbus prospect Murray happy to get game action

Defenseman Ryan Murray was chosen by the Columbus Blue Jackets with the second pick of the 2012 NHL Draft. He missed most of last season after sustaining a shoulder injury in November playing for the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League. Murray had two goals and 17 points in 23 games for the Silvertips prior to his injury that sidelined him for nine months. The 6-foot, 201-pound left-hander has offered to maintain a blog for NHL.com during the Traverse City Prospects Tournament this week in Michigan.

Hi everyone!

I'm here in Traverse City and two games are in the books; we're currently 1-1.

We took the seven-hour bus drive from Columbus, Ohio, and had dinner when we arrived on Wednesday night and then went straight into Game 1 on Thursday [against the Buffalo Sabres]. It just feels good to be travelling and be on the road again with the guys.

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