Friday, April 26, 2013
Rangers' Clowe, Callahan not practicing
By Katie Strang
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Forced from last night's playoff-clinching 4-3 OT win over the Hurricanes with an undisclosed injury, Rangers forward Ryane Clowe is not practicing with the team Friday.
The team hasn't given any indication about the nature or severity of Clowe's injury, but the 30-year-old winger had to be helped off the ice by two teammates -- obviously, not a good sign.
The fact that the Rangers recalled Kris Newbury from the AHL is also a clear indication that the team expects to be without the coveted trade-deadline acquisition for some time.
Ryan Callahan is not skating, either. According to the team, the Rangers captain is taking a "maintenance day." Callahan, who tallied the game-winner 2:55 into overtime, blocked a shot with his left hand last night and appeared to suffer some discomfort, though he remained in the game.
Arron Asham, whose wife gave birth Thursday night, is also not practicing.
Derek Dorsett is skating with the team, albeit in a non-contact jersey.