Rangers Notebook: Ryan Callahan to return in 7-10 days

Ryan Callahan and Henrik Lundqvist celebrate after the win over Washington. Credit: Getty Images
Ryan Callahan, right, will be back in about a week.
Credit: Getty Images

The Rangers will have their heart, soul and conscience return in short order.

Head coach Alain Vigneault announced Ryan Callahan is scheduled to return from a broken thumb in 7-10 days, and the captain confirmed the coach’s estimate following the morning skate at the Garden prior to Thursday night’s game against the Sabres.

“It feels good,” said Callahan, who wore a yellow, non-contact jersey during the skate. He broke the thumb blocking a shot in the final minutes of the 2-0 win over the Capitals on Oct. 16. “First day handling pucks, stick handling, passing. It felt good.”

Callahan admitted feeling frustrated about the injury after spending the summer rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn left labrum.

“It sucks,” Callahan said. “I felt it the first couple days. I was pissed off. You don’t want to get hurt like this, especially coming back after an injury. After that initial shock, that initial disappointment, you get the mindset of, ‘Let’s heal and let’s get back.’ That’s the approach I have now.”

Moulsen on trade to Sabres

The incongruity was not lost on Matt Moulson.

A key component to the rebuilding of the Islanders now finds himself as part of another franchise overhaul, after being traded from Long Island to Buffalo Sunday night. The Islanders also sent a 2014 first-round pick — which, reportedly, could be deferred to 2015 — and a 2015 second-round pick along with Moulson in exchange for Thomas Vanek.

“I think it’s tough anytime you leave somewhere where you feel you put in so much time and effort and work to help the team succeed,” Moulson said after the Sabres early skate at the Garden. “I had been with those guys for a long time, growing together and getting better together. So that’s tough but as I say, you get over it pretty quickly. The young guys here, much like when I went to the Islanders, [are] a lot of energetic guys, enthusiastic about playing in the NHL, wanting to learn and get better.

“They have a lot of young guys who are good players with a lot of potential.”

But Moulson might not be a member of the NHL-worst Sabres for long. Moulson is an unrestricted free agent this summer and there is a belief that Sabres general manager Darcy Regier may trade the league’s fourth-leading goal scorer for draft picks or young players closer to the trade deadline.

“I think that’s obviously something that everyone’s brought up to me — no one within the organization — [but] obviously a lot of media questions about it,” Moulson said. “I think it’s a similar attitude as I had with the Islanders. I didn’t have a contract past the year and I always said take it day by day, and make sure I’m getting better and doing whatever I can to help the team win. So that’s what I’m going to do here — help whoever I can, share some knowledge I’ve gained in the last few years and if it’s for a couple months, a year, a couple years I don’t think my game style changes at all. I’m going to go out there and try to score goals and help this team win.”

Follow Rangers beat writer Denis Gorman on Twitter @DenisGorman.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Two young children killed in deadly Queens fire

Two 4-year-old children died after a blaze at their Far Rockaway home on Saturday night. The Queens fire injured three others, including a third sibling.

National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

NBA

Deron Williams leads Nets over Raptors in Game…

The Nets traveled to a raucous Air Canada Centre but came out with an important Game 1 victory over the Raptors.

NBA

Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

NFL

Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.

NFL

Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…

Parenting

How to parent without gender stereotypes in a…

Christia Spears Brown, Phd. author of "Parenting beyond Pink & Blue" gives advice on raising kids free of gender stereotypes.

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.