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2019-20 Player Review: Ryan Murray has ability, but not availability

After seven seasons in the NHL, Ryan Murray is very much a known entity. The #2 overall pick by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2012 has never quite lived up to his draft position, but he has skills which make him a valuable contributor on the blue line. He positions himself well in the defensive zone, and is one of the best passers on the team.

The problem? He just can’t stay healthy. He played all 82 games in a season just once - in his third season, 2015-16. In every other season he has missed at least 16 games, with his total failing to top 60 games over any of the last four years.