Ryan McDonagh, Rangers Haven’t Started Negotiations

Contrary to a report earlier this week, Ryan McDonagh and his agent told Patrick Kearns of The Fourth Period that contract talks between the defenseman’s reps and the Rangers have yet to really get underway.

ESPN New York’s Katie Strang reported Tuesday the two sides had started preliminary discussions.

McDonagh is scheduled to be a restricted free agent. The 24-year-old defenseman had four goals and 19 points in 47 regular-season games. McDonagh also had one goal and four points in 12 postseason games.