Originally written on The Rangers Tribune  |  Last updated 11/19/14

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 3: Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers raises his hands in celebration after a second period goal against the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden on October 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

The New York Rangers were without three major names in their lineup during yesterday's 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ryan Callahan (foot), Michael Del Zotto (hip) and Henrik Lundqvist (flu) were all sidelined for separate reasons, but all three were on the ice earlier today for practice before tomorrow's match-up with the Colorado Avalanche. Callahan nor Del Zotto confirmed that they would be in game-shape for Saturday, but they seemed optimistic, as did their coach....

Torts on Callahan and Del Zotto: "They made it through today, that's a good thing...don't know about tomorrow"

— New York Rangers (@thenyrangers) March 16, 2012

At this point Callahan is only being held out as a precaution, so I think he's going to make his return tomorrow against the Avs. It was originally expected that he would come back yesterday against Pittsburgh, but obviously that did not happen as the Rangers wanted to give him an additional day of rest. 

While Lundqvist, Callahan and Del Zotto were back on the ice today, Artem Anisimov and Steve Eminger, meanwhile, were not. It is team policy that the Rangers do not reveal any detailed information when it comes to injuries this late in the season going into the playoffs, so we won't know any specifics. However, Tortorella did say that both Anisimov and Eminger are "hurt" and their status remains unknown for tomorrow, per the team. 

And lastly, Ruslan Fedotenko has come down with the flu so he is a question mark for Saturday as well. 

With the list building up here, we may see a call-up in the near future, specifically on defense. 


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