The New York Rangers were dealt somewhat of a severe blow today when it was confirmed that their captain, Ryan Callahan has a subluxation on his left shoulder that will keep him out of action from 10 to 14 days, according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News via Twitter.
The injury severity was confirmed Wednesday when Callahan had a MRI done which revealed the slight separation. The injury occurred during Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers when Callahan and Max Talbot got tangled up and appeared willing to engage in fisticuffs. Talbot yanked on Callahan’s arm according to Leonard, forcing the separation.
The injury is said to take 10-14 days to rehab meaning Callahan could miss as many as six games during that time.
This leaves the Rangers without their captain for a period of time and it comes at a time when the blue shirts appeared to have finally turned the corner and gotten on the winning track.
After starting the season with just one win in their first three games, the Rangers have reeled off two wins in a row to get to .500. Superstars, Marian Gaborik, Brad Richards and Rick Nash appear to have found their groove as well, with all three players now averaging at least a point per game.
Callahan has scored 2 goals this season following last season that saw the 27-year old net a career high 29 goals and 54 points.