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Callahan, Del Zotto remain out for Rangers

Tuesday, 03.13.2012 / 5:12 PM

By Dave Lozo - NHL.com Staff Writer / At the Rink blog

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Callahan, Del Zotto remain out for Rangers
NEW YORK -- The Rangers' Ryan Callahan and Michael Del Zotto will miss Tuesday night's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Callahan is sitting for the second straight game after missing three straight games with a bruised foot to start March. The Rangers' captain returned for three games after that stretch, but he once again finds himself out of the lineup.

Del Zotto will miss his third straight game with an injury the Rangers aren't disclosing. He sat out a game against the Lightning on March 2 with a hip injury, returned for the next three games, and will now miss his third consecutive contest.

Coach John Tortorella said he doesn't think the injuries are long-term issues and both players are day-to-day.

Forward Mats Zuccarello, called up before the Rangers defeated the Islanders 4-3 in overtime Sunday, will once again be in the lineup for his fifth game of the season.

Earlier in the day, the Rangers announced that Henrik Lundqvist (flu) would not dress. Backup Martin Biron will start with AHL call-up Chad Johnson serving as the backup against the Hurricanes.

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