5:41PM: Vigneault said that McDonagh's injury has been lingering for a while and that doctors wanted to check on why it didn't seem to be getting better.
12:04PM: The Rangers have announced that Ryan McDonagh will not practice today and will not play tomorrow in Carolina due to an abdominal strain. (NYR)
McDonagh played 25:03 against Ottawa on Sunday including 8:55 in the third period and around 3 of the final six minutes of the period.
McDonagh has not missed a game this season but did not take part in three practices through the first month of the season.
Over the past five games, McDonagh has 3 assists and an average of 24:04 per game.