Last season, McDonagh played in all 82 regular season games and all 20 playoff games.
McDonagh is averaging 23:44 per game, nearly 20 minutes at even strength and 3:15 on the PK, and has two goals and three assists in 17 games.
He has 30 hit sand 35 blocked shots.
Marc Staal said today, “Mac is a huge part of our D core. He is a special player, I haven’t talked to him today. The guys need to step up in his absence if he doesn’t play.”