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Rangers carry on without Ryan Callahan


Ryan Callahan is out indefinitely after breaking his right leg on a blocked shot in the third period of the Rangers’ 5-3 comeback win over the Boston Bruins on Monday night. One of the Rangers’ alternate captains, this is Callahan’s second fractured bone of the season. He broke his left hand in December after blocking a shot in 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Who needs to step up

John Tortorella said that the Rangers are not “a one guy team. It’s a collective group.” That will surely be tested now.

» Marian Gaborik, who has mostly disappointed in his second season on Broadway, could be paired with Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov at even strength. Gaborik has recorded a point in three straight games and was the Blueshirts’ best player in a demoralizing 1-0 loss to Buffalo last week.

» The Wojtek Wolski-Derek Stepan-Vinny Prospal trio, which totaled three goals, three assists, six points and was a plus-six against the Bruins, may get more ice time. Tortorella said the line “sparked” the Rangers, who sit in eighth place in the East.

» Chris Drury, who underwent knee surgery on Feb. 11, is inching toward his comeback. The veteran captain has only played 23 games but could realistically make a return if the Rangers make a deep playoff run.

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