Callahan joins Boyle as practice no-shows


Practice started less than a half hour ago, but there’s already some news to report. Brian Boyle (concussion) is out as expected, but joining him off the ice for today’s skate is Ryan Callahan.

The captain injured his finger in Game 6 blocking a shot. He returned and finished the game but is not on the ice right now with his teammates.

I’ll have more on Callahan later. Obviously, the news could be better.

UPDATE, 12:23 p.m.: Callahan was at the training center today. John Tortorella said he had the day off for maintenance and will participate in tomorrow’s skate prior to Game 7.

Also, the Rangers had no update on Boyle. Don’t expect him tomorrow.

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  1. no callahan would be a terrible loss.

    gotta believe he would play even if he only could use 1 arm.. he is tough as nails……

  2. rest them all!! Keep it lite…They know what needs to be done…just have to go out and do it!

  3. Considering the nature of Cally’s game, it isn’t the best news, but it won’t mean he isn’t playing. He doesn’t take draws, and his game isn’t based on stickhandling. He gets garbage goals and grinds on the boards. It won’t be fun for him, but now way he is sitting.

  4. bull dog line on

    if Cally was not going to play tomorrow, they would have called somebody up. Scott is not going to play.

  5. Hank wont win…4th time wontbe a charm it will go to Quick because of the poor offense that LA had for most of the year and the # of 2-1, 1-0 games…

  6. And I’m reposting again, sheesh..

    Important stuff: I’m trying to organize a little boneheads get together tomorrow before the game. Sounds like plenty of people are going. I’ll be able to get there early, between 4 and 5 If nyone is interested, email me at

    Carp, email…

  7. No way does Callahan sit out a Game 7 at home. No chance.

    Give him the extra day rest, he deserves it.

    Anybody remember ’94 when Steve Larmer suffered a broken finger? Supposed to be out for a few weeks and he pops back in the lineup after only missing a game or two saying nonchalantly “Well, it’s broke but it’s not like I can’t hold my stick.”

    And, if I recall correctly, he scores a penalty shot on Belfour in his return trip to Chicago that night.

  8. eddie eddie eddie on

    i once played a game with 2 broken ankles….a finger is nothing….just cut it off…..

  9. eddie eddie eddie on

    it wont long yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    it wont be long yeah yeah yeah yeah
    till game 7, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
    till the rangers win yeah yeah yeah yeah

    since you left me, i am so alone
    now your coming……your coming on home

    every night the tears come down from my eyes
    every day i have nothing but cry

    it wont long yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    it wont be long yeah yeah yeah yeah
    till game 7, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
    till the rangers win yeah yeah yeah yeah

  10. If Cally plays, over/under on the number of slashes attempted on his hand by Neil/Carkner?

  11. And This One Will Last A Lifetime on

    Although I have been extremely concerned with Cally’s hand, I think the lines this morning make me more optimistic. They would have skated AA or Dubie or Mitchell in Cally’s spot if they thought he may not be able to play.

  12. eddie eddie eddie on

    we said our goodbyes, the night before
    love was in your eyes, the night before
    now today i find you’ve changed your mind
    treat me like you did the night before….

  13. eddie eddie eddie on

    john mitchell is due for a hat trick…no better time than game 7

    who WILL be our hero?

  14. eddie eddie eddie on

    here i stand head in hand
    turn my face to the wall
    if she’s gone i can’t go on
    feeling 2 foot small…..

  15. Here we stand or here we fall
    History won’t care at all
    Make the bed, light the light
    Lady mercy won’t be home tonight

    Yeah, you don’t waste no time at all
    Don’t hear the bell but you answer the call
    It comes to you as to us all
    Hey, we’re just waiting
    For the hammer to fall – yeah

  16. Good to know, Carp. Still hard to believe he’ll beat out those two this year.

    There is zero chance Cally doesn’t play. Come on. His whole identity is built around being the guy who plays game 7 in pain. Hopefully that rallies the team to play their best.

  17. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh



  18. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Because having Our Captain getting his finger broken shows how brave they are blocking shots that Lundqvist should stop.

  19. eddie eddie eddie on

    i once saw a player that was headless play a game 7……if you can play without a head, a finger is nothing…chop it off…he has 9 others……and besides, a new on will grow back….

  20. eddie eddie eddie on

    remember that one goalie…back in the day….no arms or legs….his nickname was second base…..he played and nearly pitched a shutout….

  21. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    That was nothing! We played a whole season against teams using chain saws for hockey sticks.

  22. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    We had a woman goalie with one leg shorter than the other.
    Her name was Eileen…

  23. eddie eddie eddie on

    there is a guy with no arms or legs in my swimming pool…says his name is bob

  24. eddie eddie eddie on

    there is a guy with no arms or legs outside my front door…says his name is matt

  25. eddie eddie eddie on

    there is a chinese girl on my front lawn with no arms or legs says her name is Irene

  26. Nice that Henrik got the nod for Vezina. Too bad he isn’t going to win it. Congrats to Jonathan Quick. sigh…

  27. What’s the story with the lack of start time? We between 7 and 730 or they turning this into a matinee?

  28. CCCP – Chara does a lot more than what McIlrath can offer. Chara to me has actually been even better these last two years than any of the other years before then when he was considered a “shut-down” d-man since he can actually move with the puck now and he’s improved his skating.

    My only issue with McIlrath is that the only reason why the fans seem to love him is because he throws big hits and fights. When I watch his game, he doesn’t really do anything special. He’s not a great skater and is pretty awful positionally. Yes he has time to learn the game, but for a guy who is going to take a lot of penalties, not really sure he’d be anything better than what we already have for the 6th d-man spot.

  29. eddie eddie eddie on

    there is a guy with no arms or legs on the side of the road under a car missing a tire, says his name is jack

  30. Stranger Nation on

    Jonny – this coaching staff has taken lesser talented D man and made them into quality NHL caliber players – McIlrath is just a bigger piece of clay to mold. that and he is a nasty m-n-f-er

  31. Mr. Conspiracy on

    If you thought the Sens series was a hoot, imagine what happens if you play the Flyers!!!

  32. I* didn’t even know Avery was available…by all means insert him. Whatta ya got to lose…we’ve already seen their worst;.

  33. Noah-auer-uccarello-minger, 29 on

    Cally was just given a maintenance day according to Gross.

    /backs away from ledge

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