New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh will not play against the New Jersey Devils on Monday at Madison Square Garden (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, MSG+, MSG) because of a concussion sustained Saturday at the Philadelphia Flyers.
McDonagh was injured after he was punched in the head by Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds with 9:24 left in the first period. The Rangers defenseman needed assistance to get to the locker room and was held out the rest of the game for precautionary reasons.
Simmonds was assessed a game misconduct and a match penalty. McDonagh received minor penalties for high-sticking and slashing. The Rangers won the game 3-2 in a shootout.
McDonagh has seven goals and 26 points in 52 games and leads the Rangers with an average ice time of 22:44 per game.