NEW YORK - Rangers captain Ryan Callahan will be sidelined for 10 to 14 days after hurting his shoulder in New York's victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Callahan, who scored the winning goal against the Flyers, was injured early in the third period during a scuffle with Philadelphia forward Max Talbot.
After undergoing an MRI on Wednesday, Callahan was diagnosed with a subluxation of his left shoulder. The forward was dragged down by the arm by Talbot and immediately skated off. His left arm dangled as he went down the tunnel to the locker room.
In the second period, Callahan scored to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead. It was his 200th point in the NHL.
If the injury timetable is correct, Callahan would miss six games over the next two weeks - starting with a home matchup against Atlantic Division rival Pittsburgh tonight.
With the NHL playing a condensed, 48-game regular season because of the long lockout, Callahan will likely miss more games than he would have in a standard season. His absence will be felt in many areas, most notably on the defensive end and in penalty-killing.
"I don't think you fill his role," Rangers coach John Tortorella said Wednesday. "I felt that in the third period (Tuesday) night when we were protecting the lead, that's a very big part of his game.
"Every team goes through the injuries, and just playing that much better in the situations that he's been put in through his career, it needs to be done as a group. You lose a top guy like that, it shuffles the lineup, and it gives other guys chances that they probably wouldn't get if he was playing. I feel comfortable in us joining together as a team and trying to get it solved until we get him back."