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Rangers captain McDonagh won't play Sunday

Defenseman sustained injuries to jaw, neck; McIlrath likely to play vs. Red Wings

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New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh will not play Sunday against the Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN) because of a jaw contusion and neck spasm and is listed as day-to-day.

He did not practice Saturday and was scheduled to have a CT scan on his jaw and neck later in the day.

McDonagh was elbowed in the head by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov with 1:02 remaining in the second period of a 3-2 win Thursday. He left the game and did not return.

Komarov was given a match penalty and on Friday was suspended three games by the NHL Department of Player Safety.

Video: Komarov suspended 3 game for elbowing

McDonagh was playing his second game after missing four because of a concussion. He likely will be replaced in the lineup by Dylan McIlrath on Sunday.

The Rangers said forward Rick Nash, who has missed the past 11 games because of a bone bruise in his left leg, is listed as week-to-week and working out off the ice. He was injured blocking a shot Jan. 22 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

In addition, forward Daniel Paille was placed on waivers Saturday. He has 11 shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in 12 games.

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