According to the New York Rangers, Ryan Callahan practiced in a contact jersey for the first time since breaking his thumb during the Rangers 2-0 victory in Washington on October 17th. His estimated return remains at 7-10 days.
During practice, Callahan was paired with Justin Falk as the eighth defenseman and also did some light shooting.
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Callahan will continue to wear a small protective cast on his thumb when he resumes playing.
…after seeing the jolt that Hagelin has given the line-up, I'm beside myself excited for Callahan's return.
…with how well everyone's been playing, I wonder where Callahan is going to fit in, especially with D. Moore (oblique) expected to return around the same time. You'd have to assume Pyatt and Mashinter are the likely line-up casualties.
…going to check with the NHL later today to see if Callahan can in fact play in a suit of armor to cut down the risk of injuries due to blocking shots.
Tempers. Falk and Miller start shoving and exchanging words in front of net at practice
— Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) November 1, 2013
…absolutely love this! Proves these guys are going hard in practice, which will only make them that much better in games.