Rangers' Callahan a 'no-go' for season opener
Though 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 Coyotes on Thursday.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Though New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan said 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.
Coach Alain Vigneault had told reporters this weekend that the 28-year-old winger was unlikely to play against the Coyotes as well.
The Rangers' second game is on the road Monday against the Los Angeles Kings, and neither the team nor Callahan has ruled that out as a potential return date.
And despite reverting to the yellow jersey generally reserved for non-contact players during Tuesday's practice, Callahan assured reporters that he did not suffer a setback in his rehab.
"Full contact. Same as always," Callahan said. "[The jersey is] just for drills."
- Family pets die in house blaze in Newark, Del.
- Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested 18 min ago
- Police: Store owner victimizes teens with Taser
- Pedestrian struck by train in Plymouth Meeting
- Authorities searching Delaware River for boater
- Photos: Pictures of out-of-control boat on the Del....
- Miley Cyrus still hospitalized, postpones Philly show
- Photos: Suspects wanted by Philadelphia Police
- Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom
- Is it time for smart watches?
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos