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10:57AM: Pat Leonard tweets that the injury to McDonagh is not believed to be serious

10:09AM: Bary's Astana, the KHL team that Ryan McDonagh plays for released this statement saying that McDonagh is leaving the team for a little while to return to America because of family issues and to deal with an injury.

"Defender HC "Barys" Ryan McDonagh to recess in December League games went home to the U.S. for family reasons, and also because of the need to treat an injury."

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In the NY Times, Jeff Klein exchanged emails with Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh who is playing in the KHL for Barys.

McDonagh told Klein that his head coach doesn't speak English but that the team's goalie coach is always around the non-Russian players to translate what the coach is saying. He noted that the language barrier hasn't been as tough as he thought it would be.

On his time in Kazakhstan, McDonagh said "The experience has been better than I expected it to be. Astana is a great place and the Barys team has treated me very well. The atmosphere of the games is great ? the crowd is always chanting and beating drums. The group of guys on the team all get along well and play hard for each other. That?s all you can ask for when you?re joining a team in the situation like I did.?

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Through five games in the KHL, with Barys, Ryan McDonagh has three assists, is a plus four, has seven shots on goal and is averaging close to 22 minutes per games.

As of yesterday, McDonagh ranked 22nd in the league in ice time for defensemen.

Game by game, McDonagh has played:

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MSG has announced that they will show two KHL games this month.

The games are this Friday at 1 PM, (Dinamo Minsk vs Barys Astana) and Wednesday October 31 (SKA. St. Petersburg vs Dinamo Riga.)

John Giannone and Joe Micheletti will call the games from the MSG Studios.

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In an interview with a paper in Kazakhstan, Ryan McDonagh was asked how long he thinks the lockout would last.

McDonagh responded by saying, "it's hard to say, but I remain optimistic. Continue to believe that the union and the league will soon agree. But until that happens, I am part of " Barys "and I want to bring this team the most good."

When asked if he was concerned with being injured while playing in the KHL, McDonagh said "I do not think about it. More important for me to prepare well for the games and get in shape. Stay here - it is a unique experience for me."

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Ryan McDonagh added his third assist in three games since joining Barys of the KHL.

His team won 5-1 today over Ruslan Fedotenko and Donbass.

McDonagh played 20 minutes with a period breakdown of 6:51, 6:40 and 6:29.

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Ryan McDonagh played his second game in the KHL today and his team won 5-0.

McDonagh picked up two primary assists, one to Nik Antropov at even strength and one to Dustin Boyd on the PP in the win.

McDonagh led Barys in ice time with 23:45 and a period by period breakdown of 8:39, 8:06 and 7:00.

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via their Facebook:

[sny-box color=E6F1FF]Soon the guy in the photo - Ryan McDonagh - can form example HC "Barys."?Defender of the NHL, which has 185 cm in height and 91 kg, and 36 (7 +29) points last season in the "New York Rangers", to Plan to arrive today in Astana.?And if nothing hurts, he will sign a contract with the club.On the official entry into the ranks of Ryan McDonagh's "Barys" be sure to let the official club website. [/sny-box]

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In the Daily News, Pat Leonard spoke with Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh about his decision to head to the KHL and play for Barys.

McDonagh told Leonard that his chief reason for going is so that he can be prepared when the Rangers return to the ice and the lockout ends.

[sny-box color=E6F1FF]"I love playing this game and this is a great opportunity for me to play and stay in game shape so I can ultimately be at my best to help the Rangers win. I had some options earlier that just weren?t the right timing for me. This opportunity came available and I didn?t want to miss a chance to play hockey.? [/sny-box]

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According to Sov Sport, via Pat Williams, Ryan McDonagh may be heading to the KHL to play for HC Barys.

The title, when translated to English, is ""Barys" signs leading advocate "Rangers""

The sub-headline, when translated, is "23-year-old Ryan McDonagh in the coming hours will be player of HC "Barys"

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