Rangers lose Ryan Callahan for two weeks due to shoulder injury
NY, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The New York Rangers escaped with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers as they lost Ryan Callahan due to a subluxation of his left shoulder.
He will be sidelined for 10 to 14 days.
Callahan missed the last 15 minutes of the game after wrestling with the Flyers’ Max Talbot and was dragged by the arm down. Both players received roughing penalties.
The victory lifted the Rangers to 3-3 and put them at .500 for the first time this season and avenged a 2-1 loss in Philadelphia Thursday.
Michael Del Zotto scored in the first, his second goal in two games, and added an assist as Callahan scored for his 200th career point.
But the Flyers drew to within 2-1 on a power-play goal from Kimmo Timonen at 7:09 of the third period, after the Rangers were caught with too many men on the ice because of a Carl Hagelin gaffe.
With the NHL playing a condensed, 48-game regular season because of the long lockout, Callahan’s absence will be felt in the scoring column and in penalty-killing situations.