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Ryan Callahan has broken ankle, out indefinitely

Posted on: April 5, 2011 1:16 pm
Edited on: April 5, 2011 3:50 pm
 


New York Ranges forward Ryan Callahan is out  indefinitely with a broken right ankle, an injury sustained when he got in front of a shot by  Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara in the third period of Monday's game.

"It's long-term," Rangers coach John Tortorella told reporters on Tuesday. 

Callahan is the Rangers' second-leading scorer this season with 23 goals and 25 assists. He missed 19 games this season with a broken hand after blocking a shot against the Pittsburgh Penguins

The Rangers have yet to clinch a playoff spot, but their 5-3 victory over Boston on Monday did make them a little more secure. They are in seventh place entering play Tuesday, four points ahead of ninth-place Carolina. 

Matt Gilroy will move from defense up to win to fill in for Callahan in the interim, according to The New York Daily News. The team also announced that it was sending defenseman Kris Newbury back to the AHL. 

Meanwhile, winger Chris Drury continues his rehab from February knee surgery, although there's no clear indication when he might be able ot return to the lineup. 

-- A.J. Perez
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Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Ryan Callahan has broken ankle, out indefinitely

it may sound like a dumb one, but, when it comes to Callahan and his style of play, what do you do if you're Tortorella?
Not a dumb question.  Players are going to play and hockey players unlike any other sport give literally everything they got (teeth, bones, blood).  Hard to change that. The dumb question is always from Pierre Maguire on the sidelines.  Sunday he asked the announcers about shouldn't Tortorella do this or that.  He's an a**.  There were 2 Stanley Cup winning coaches on the sidelines and this hack has the nerve to question.  He's a tool.



Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2011 6:28 pm
 

Ryan Callahan has broken ankle, out indefinitely

OUCH,  that sucks.  Don't know what the situation was but I've always hated it when teams make stupid penalties because stuff like this ends up happening to the good players.  Kudo to him for stepping in front of Chara!



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2011 5:48 pm
 

Ryan Callahan has broken ankle, out indefinitely

Man that sucks... Cally has been huge for us and while his loss will leave a big void in the offense, he has always played hard and givin us his all, We can still make a nice playoff run, others need to step up a bit more now... Good luck in your recovery Cally, you still the man.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 4:08 pm
 

Ryan Callahan has broken ankle, out indefinitely

Well, I wouldn't want Gaborik jumping in front of a Zdeno Chara slapshot, but Ryan Callahan is a horse of different color. He's a heart and soul player, that even if you asked him to not jump in front of all those shots, he probably still would. I'd rather see the Brandon Prusts and Dan Girardis of the world do all the shot blocking, because the Rangers need Callahan's skill, but that's just the way he plays. That's also why he's so beloved by the Garden faithful.



Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Ryan Callahan has broken ankle, out indefinitely

I do pose a question. And it may sound like a dumb one, but, when it comes to Callahan and his style of play, what do you do if you're Tortorella? It's a fine line to walk. You know that your guys are playing with fire every time they go down to block a shot. It's what's asked of them. Callahan plays so hard and so selfless, and he is, as described, the heart and soul of the Rangers. Blocking shots is part of his game, but, when reality sets in, he's missed a quarter of the regular season, plus the potential playoff run as a result of it. You can't really classify it as a freak accident, as he puts himself in harms way, and this is his second trip this season to IR. Is this something I'm reading too much into?



Since: Dec 8, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:50 pm
 

Ryan Callahan has broken ankle, out indefinitely

Actually I'm a true blue Sabres fan from 1970 to this day. Yes the bottom teams have a chance in the play-offs but that is not the norm. With all the points given out in hockey with tie losses and shootouts there is hardly a team under .500 anymore. Most Cup winners come from the top seeds, Pens, Red Wings, Blackhawks. And by the way I'm from Rochester, NY home of Ryan Callahan. Still hate NY teams. I'm sure Callahan doesn't root for the Sabres even though he grew up a Sabres fan.



Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:47 pm
 

Ryan Callahan has broken ankle, out indefinitely

Although it's a big blow we still have King Henry.



Since: Aug 13, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Ryan Callahan has broken ankle, out indefinitely

He's gone nasty'! Rangers did make a great comeback  and I thought the B's would place a statement game on them but it tirned out that the Rangers are noone to fool around with. See my posts on the hockey threads buddie and it explains it all



Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:34 pm
 

Ryan Callahan has broken ankle, out indefinitely

Dammit. Was hoping it might be some type of fracture he could play on, but no such luck.

Road just got a lot tougher for the Rangers. Serious damper on one of their most thrilling wins ever last night.



Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Ryan Callahan has broken ankle, out indefinitely

This just in........NYPD is opening an investigation into the incident, as they feel Chara was intentionally trying to break Callahan's ankle with the shot!! LOL.
Man, it takes some stones to get in front of a shot like that. Callahan is the definition of a hockey player. Did everyone see that play?? Chara was set up for that one timer coming straight from the bench. He had a head of steam built up from the far bench to the blue line as he stepped into that shot. It made me wince just to watch that. That was a tough break, no pun intended. Callahan plays hard every shift. Hopefully, he has a full & speedy recovery. Tough way to finish a season.


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