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Callahan recalled to Rangers on emergency basis

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Ryan Callahan has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.

Callahan, 21, has skated in two games with the Rangers and 60 games with Hartford (AHL) this season. In 60 games with the Wolf Pack, he has registered 35 goals and 20 assists for 55 points, along with a plus-seven rating and 74 penalty minutes.

In his first professional season, the 5-11, 185-pound forward leads the Wolf Pack in goals (35), power play goals (15), shorthanded goals (four) and points (55). With 35 goals, Callahan has tied Nigel Dawes' franchise record for goals in a season by a rookie. Among league leaders, he is currently tied for second in shorthanded goals (four), tied for third in goals (35) and ranks fifth in power play goals (15).

INJURY UPDATE: Forward Brendan Shanahan skated with the team at practice on Thursday, but remains out indefinitely due to a concussion suffered on Feb. 17 vs. Philadelphia. Kevin Weekes participated in practice on Friday, but remains out day-to-day with a strained quadricep muscle that was suffered on Feb. 13. Marcel Hossa, Karel Rachunek and Fedor Tyutin also remain sidelined. Hossa will be out three more weeks due to a left MCL sprain suffered on March 5 vs. the New York Islanders. Rachunek suffered an MCL sprain on March 13 vs. Ottawa and will be out three to four weeks. Tyutin sustained a left MCL sprain on March 1 vs. Pittsburgh and will be sidelined two more weeks with the injury.
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