Rangers captain Callahan returns from seven-game absence tonight


The New York Rangers will get a huge boost for tonight’s game against Anaheim, as captain Ryan Callahan will play for the first time since breaking his thumb on Oct. 16.

Callahan, 28, has had a tough go with injuries thus far. He missed the Rangers’ season-opening loss to Phoenix while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, only to be back on the shelf four games later after busting his thumb in a 2-0 win over Washington.

His return should provide a spark for a Ranges team that’s turned things around recently.

New York has won three straight and is just one victory away from moving to .500 on the season. Tonight’s game against the Ducks should provide even more motivation for the Blueshirts, as Anaheim laid one of the biggest beatings of the year on the Rangers back on Oct. 10 — a 6-0 drubbing at the Honda Center in which the Ducks scored five times in the opening 29 minutes.

Fun fact: Though he’s only played in five games this year, Callahan still sits second among all Rangers in goals, with three.


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