Rangers lose Stralman to injury, recall Allen from minors


The last thing the New York Rangers needed was an injury on the blue line, but that’s just what they’ve got.

Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman was hurt in their 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals on Friday and will miss some time as Blueshirts United shares.

“They don’t think it’s anything serious at this time, but we’ll know more (Saturday),” Vigneault said.

The Rangers didn’t disclose what Stralman’s injury was. To take his place, they called up rookie Conor Allen from AHL Hartford.

Stralman has become one of the team’s top-four defensemen alongside regulars Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, and Marc Staal. He has no goals and four assists this season. Given the Rangers’ struggles this season, losing a player that averages nearly 20 minutes of ice time per game won’t help.