During last night's game telecast on MSG, Joe Micheletti reported that Ryan Callahan (shoulder) had been cleared for contact.
According to Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record, Callahan participated in contact drills yesterday, however, Alain Vigneault said he would not be available for the season opener on October 3rd.
…Wooooooo!!!!!! Hoooooooooo!!!!!!! Rangers fans definitely needed this news, along with the Stepan signing, with how brutal the team has looked this preseason. In a much better mood this morning than I should be after last night's debacle.
…despite what AV is saying, still not convinced Cally is absolutely out for the opener. His status will have a lot to do with the futures of guys like Lindberg and Hrivik. As I've said, I hope the team takes it slow with Cally, no need for him to re-injure the shoulder.
Carl Hagelin, who is also recovering from shoulder surgery, was sent back to New York on Wednesday to continue his rehab.