Rangers’ McDonagh day-to-day with jaw contusion after Komarov hit

Leo Komarov will likely get a call from Player Safety to go with his match penalty after he smoked McDonagh in the jaw with the broad side of his elbow in the first period on Thursday.

There’s good news and bad news for the New York Rangers regarding captain Ryan McDonagh.

The good news is, he did not suffer a concussion as a result of getting an elbow to the head from Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov Thursday.

The 26-year-old defenceman will, however, undergo a CT scan on his jaw Saturday and is listed day-to-day. The club announced that McDonagh did not skate due to a “jaw contusion/neck spasm” and will be absent from Sunday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings.

No timeline has been reported for his return.

McDonagh, who was playing in just his second game since coming back from a concussion sustained on Feb. 6, left Thursday’s matchup against the Maple Leafs after the hit from Komarov, and remained sidelined for the rest of the game. Komarov was ejected from the game and is currently serving a three-game suspension.

Also on Saturday, the Rangers announced they’ve placed forward Daniel Paille on waivers.

The club also provided a brief updated on Rick Nash, saying that he remains week-to-week with a deep bone bruise on his leg.