Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Pyrrhic Victory: Ryan Callahan is out with a broken ankle

The joy of a sweet comeback victory last night has turned very bitter with the confirmation by Tortorella on Twitter that Ryan Callahan will be "out indefinitely" with a broken ankle.

Twitter / @TheNYRangers:

Torts confirms a broken ankle for Ryan Callahan "long term injury...out indefinitely"
Torts: "Don't get me wrong, there is nothing good that comes out of this, but it can galvanize the team even more"

Torts says that first plan of action will be 2 dress Matt Gilroy as RW on Thursday "gives us some flexibility with having a 7th D in there"

Torts also mentions that "Chris Drury will be joining us in practice here" but would not elaborate as to a timetable for return

Marian Gaborik on Cally's injury: "Obviously he is one of the best players on the team, and it's a huge loss"
So the "wounded Goliath" delivered one last devastating blow to our fearless band of brothers. Reports say that Callahan broke his ankle stopping a Zdeno Chara slap shot with 1:48 remaining in the third period.

Oh sweet, oh terrible thou blocked shot (BS).

via BleedingAllBlue

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  • Luke said...

    Given the time difference here, I've gone all day without finding out the result and just finished watching the game.

    Talk about going from towering highs of the comeback victory to crushing despair, all in the space of thirty seconds! Maybe I should wait longer after watching the game before reading the news and views....

    Oh well, I hope for Cally's sake the injury is not too painful and he makes a complete recovery.

    What do you think the chances are of Gabby finding some consistent form to fill the now gaping hole in the lineup?

  • jb said...

    I heard on the news that Cally won't require surgery. So that's good. But crushing is the word. How can this team muster a playoff run without their heart and soul player?

    If Gabby gets moved up to the line with Dubi and Anisimov maybe he can get it going. I think that's our hope.

    There's talk of Drury coming back too. But, what can we expect from a guy who's been on the self most of the season and hasn't scored a goal in a year?

    It's not a good day.