Originally posted on The Rangers Tribune  |  Last updated 3/14/12

New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan was interviewed on WFAN this morning, and sounded hopeful that he will be returning to the lineup in tomorrow night's showdown with the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden. Callahan has missed five out of the last eight games due to a bruised foot suffered back on trade deadline day in a game against the New Jersey Devils. 

Andrew Gross of Ranger Rants has some quotes from Cally from the interview....

On his foot: “It’s still day to day, it’s getting better each day, so hopefully I’ll be back soon.”

On facing the Penguins: “It’s definitely a big game, it’s one you look at with this many games remaining, for us to get another two points out of it would be huge, with their recent success and how how close they are to us in the standings. It’s a game we look forward to and we get up for and it’s a little bit more important to us.”

On Sidney Crosby’s return and how the Rangers will play him: “I think you’ve got to go right at him. A guy like him, you can’t back off at all. If you give him time or space he’s gonna make you pay. I think it’s great for the league he’s back, at the same time we’ve got to treat him like any other superstar and finish our checks.”

With how well the first line has been performing, it would be ideal timing for Callahan to return and spark the second line tomorrow against the Penguins. Let's face it, the Rangers will be facing a powerhouse more intimidating than themselves and will need any help they can get, especially with Sidney Crosby coming back. 

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