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McDonagh leaves game with injury after hit

Saturday, 02.23.2013 / 9:15 PM / News

By Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

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McDonagh leaves game with injury after hit
Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh left their game against the Montreal Canadiens after taking a hit from Max Pacioretty at 7:20 of the second period.

MONTREAL – The New York Rangers injury situation got worse Saturday night when defenseman Ryan McDonagh left their game against the Montreal Canadiens after taking a hit from Max Pacioretty at 7:20 of the second period.

Pacioretty was given a two-minute minor for boarding on the play that left McDonagh bloodied. McDonagh had previously hit Pacioretty hard into the boards near the Canadiens bench’ and the Montreal forward was slow to get up.

The Rangers were already playing without Michael Del Zotto on defense after he left their previous game Thursday night in Ottawa following a hit by Senators defenseman Marc Methot.

New York was also missing top line left wing Rick Nash and fourth-line checker Arron Asham.

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If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday