New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh played with a broken foot for "a few games" in the Eastern Conference finals, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault told SI.com.
The coach did not elaborate on which foot McDonagh had broken or when the break occurred. McDonagh would not address any injury related questions from the media after the game.
McDonagh did not start Friday's Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning but took his first shift around 13 minutes into the first period. The Rangers lost the game 2–0 and were eliminated from the postseason.
McDonagh averaged around 20 minutes of playing time per game during Games 5 through 7 despite the injury. He played 17 minutes on Friday.
The Rangers captain had three goals and six assists for New York during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.