NEWS: Ryan Callahan Fractured His Ankle, Out “Long Term”


Update: 1:56PM:

James Murphy tweets that, “Zdeno Chara was really upset that his shot broke a bone in Ryan Callahan’s leg. He had tremendous praise for Callahan’s grit and passion.”

Update: 1:49PM:

The Rangers have sent a press release about Callahan’s injury. It is after the jump


John Tortorella says that Callahan’s ankle is BROKEN and that he is out indefinitely. He called it a “long term injury” according to the team’s twitter feed. Andrew Gross tweets that he won’t need surgery.

Well it is now official, and it stinks.

Cally is the heart and soul of the Rangers and he can’t be replaced in the Rangers lineup. The team has rallied around injuries before during the season and need to do it again. Like always, everyone needs to step up and replace what Cally brought to the team.

He got hurt by being a Ranger and blocking a shot. I would bet that he would go down and block that shot 100 times out of 100.


Apologies for the washed out quality of the video

New York, April 5, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Ryan Callahan has suffered a fracture in his right leg, and will be sidelined indefinitely. Callahan suffered the injury in the third period of last night’s 5-3 victory vs. the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden.

Callahan was examined by Dr. Andrew Feldman earlier today. He has registered career-highs in goals (23), assists (25), points (48), power play goals (10), and game-winning goals (five) while skating in 60 games this season. Callahan leads the team in power play goals and game-winning goals, ranks second in goals, points, and power play points (15), is tied for third in assists, and ranks second on the team and 12th in the NHL with 224 hits. Callahan missed 19 games from December 16 to January 25 with a broken hand suffered on December 15 at Pittsburgh. Since returning from injury on February 1, he leads the Rangers in scoring with 13 goals and 24 points in 27 games. The fifth-year veteran notched his first career hat trick and a career-high, five points (four goals, one assist) vs. Philadelphia on March 6, and recorded his 100th career NHL point with an assist at Boston on October 23.

Update: 1:28PM:


Gross tweets Marian Gaborik as saying,”all team can do now is try to make a long run in playoffs so Callahan can comeback at some point.”

Update: 1:06PM:

The Rangers were 10-7-2 in the 19 games that Callahan missed earlier this season.

Update: 12:36PM:

McKenzie tweets that he doesn’t know of a timeline for Callahan but that a break is better than a sprain. McKenzie explains why a break is better than a sprain HERE.

UPDATE: 12:32PM:

Bob McKenzie tweets that he is hearing that Ryan Callahan broke his ankle last night while blocking Zdeno Chara’s shot.

Watch the video at the end of the post.

Update: 12:06PM:

Larry Brooks says that it doesn’t sound good about Callahan.

The team’s twitter feed says that it will have an update on Callahan soon.

Original Post:

There are multiple rumors suggesting that Ryan Callahan has broken or fractured his ankle blocking Zdeno Chara’s shot last night.

The Rangers have off-ice work at 12PM and should provide an update on Callahan at that time.

I have been bombarded with tweets, emails and facebook messages about the rumors. I have heard them and while they may end up being true, I won’t believe them until the team confirms it or someone like Darren Dreger or Bob McKenzie say it.

And if it is true, just like how he broke his hand earlier in the season, Cally injured himself by sacrificing his body for the team. That is the identity of the team and they wouldn’t be where they are if they didn’t play this way.