Ryan McDonagh back from Barys Astana #KHL w no serious injuries- minor bumps/bruises. Astana gr8 spot & thankful 4 chance play @ high level.
— Ben Hankinson (@benhankinson) November 21, 2012
Hankinson is McDonagh's agent.
…good to have you back Ryan. Maybe the reason he returned so soon is because he's heard something encouraging regarding CBA talks.
H/T to Jim Cerny.