McDonagh ‘doubtful’ for Game 3, but ‘stranger things have happened’


Rangers coach Alain Vigneault wouldn’t completely rule out the possibility of defenseman Ryan McDonagh playing in tomorrow’s Game 3 versus the Penguins.

This morning, Vigneault called that possibility “doubtful’; however, he added that “stranger things have happened.”

McDonagh (hand) practiced today, and was “flying around,” according to teammate Kevin Klein.

But McDonagh was paired with AHL call-up Raphael Diaz, while the three pairings that the Rangers used Saturday in their victory over Pittsburgh remained the same.

If McDonagh can’t play Tuesday, Game 4 goes Thursday at MSG.

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