Callahan (thumb) will return to the Rangers lineup tonight.
Callahan returned to practice last week and will play tonight after missing the last seven games with a broken thumb. His original timetable was 3-4 weeks, but tonight will mark the 2 and a half weeks point. The early return is great news for a Rangers team who are struggling to find offence.
Callahan (thumb) skating in non-contact jersey with team.
The is the first time Callahan has skated with the Rangers since breaking his thumb in mid-October. His original recovery timetable was 3-4 weeks and today marks exactly two weeks. Callahan could potentially return next week, Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh or Thursday against the Blue Jackets.
The 28-year-old Callahan, who missed the season opener, will be back in the lineup for the Rangers' tilt against the Los Angeles Kings. It will be his first game since undergoing off-season surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
Callahan had 16 goals and 15 assists in 45 games with the Rangers last season.
Rangers captain Ryan Callahan is expected to return to the lineup on Monday vs. the Kings.
Callahan was placed on injured reserve earlier this week after undergoing shoulder surgery in the offseason. He missed the season opener but will suit up for their second game. He had 16 goals and 15 assists (31 points) in 45 games last season.
Though New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan said that his surgically repaired left shoulder "felt great" and "responded well" to contact in Sunday's practice, he is not expecting to play in the team's season opener against the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday.
"I think Thursday's a no-go," he told ESPNNewYork.com after Tuesday's practice. The Rangers' second game of the season is Monday against the Kings in Los Angeles, which has yet to be ruled out as a potential return date by either the team or Callahan.
Ryan Callahan, by his own admission, likely won’t be ready to play when the New York Rangers begin the 2013-14 regular season.
Callahan, the Rangers’ captain, is still going through rehabilitation after shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum this off-season. “To put a date on it or a timeframe it would be a guess," said Callahan. "I think once you start getting into contact then you have a better idea of when you’ll be back.” Although there is no timetable right now, Callahan is not expected to be out for an extended period of time.
After undergoing an MRI this afternoon, the Rangers have just announced their captain will miss 10 days to two weeks with a shoulder subluxation.
This is pretty good news for the Rangers because the injury isn't as serious as originally expected. 10-14 days isn't too bad considering the Rangers only have 6 games in the next 14 days. Keep an eye on who replaces the captain in the lineup as they should receive a boost in fantasy value.