During the 3-0 comeback for the New York Rangers, Ryan Callahan broke his ankle while blocking a shot by Boston Bruin’s captain Zdeno Chara late in the third period.
After he blocked that shot, he stayed down for a moment. He tried staying on the ice as the puck remained in the Ranger’s zone at a crucial moment. Once the puck was out of their zone, Callahan gingerly skated to the bench.
It was reported on ESPNnewyork.com that Head Coach John Tortorella confirmed Callahan had broke his ankle. He told the team’s beat writers, “he’s out indefinitely. It’s long-term.”
Chara is the tallest player to ever play in the NHL. He is a multiple winner of the NHL All-Star hardest shot during the skills competition.
With two games left on the Ranger’s schedule, they control their own destiny. The Rangers will attempt to make the playoffs without Callahan. He is second on the team in goals and points in 60 total games.
Rangers are currently the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. They can reach as high as the sixth seed. The Carolina Hurricanes remain three points out of the playoffs with three games left.