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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.”