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Rangers lose Callahan for 4-6 weeks with knee sprain

Tuesday, 12.10.2013 / 11:23 PM / News

By Tal Pinchevsky - NHL.com Staff Writer

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Rangers lose Callahan for 4-6 weeks with knee sprain
New York Rangers forward Ryan Callahan left the game Tuesday night against the Nashville Predators midway through the first period with a knee sprain and will not return.

NEW YORK -- New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan will miss four to six weeks after spraining his left knee midway through the first period of a 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

Ryan Callahan
Right Wing - NYR
GOALS: 7 | ASST: 6 | PTS: 13
SOG: 60 | +/-: -6
Callahan left the ice seconds after initiating contact in the offensive-zone corner with Nashville defenseman Victor Bartley during his fourth shift of the night. He did not return, and the Rangers announced after the game that Callahan suffered a Grade 2 sprain of his medial collateral ligament.

"It's been a tough stretch for him and we all feel for him," defenseman Dan Girardi said. "Everyone has to step up a little more. He brings a lot to the team, a lot of different characteristics. And someone's going to have to find a way to step up for him. Everyone's got to be better, for sure."

Callahan has seven goals and 13 points in 24 games this season. He missed the season-opener following offseason shoulder surgery and later sat out seven games with a broken thumb.

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