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Video: Ryan McDonagh banged up by Max Pacioretty hit

Philadelphia Flyers v New York Rangers

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden on November 26, 2011 in New York City. The Rangers shutout the Flyers 2-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Things were bad enough for the New York Rangers’ defense with Michael Del Zotto hurt and Marc Staal sick, but now they’re biting their nails as Ryan McDonagh left the ice thanks to this hit by Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty:

Pacioretty received a two-minute boarding penalty for that check. While it’s too early to tell how bad McDonagh’s issue is, the New York Daily News’ Pat Leonard points out that he hasn’t returned to the bench yet.

McDonagh, 23, caught Pacioretty, 24, with this hit from behind (which wasn’t penalized) earlier in the second period on Saturday: