Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 9/14/13

NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates assisting team mate Ryan Callahan's goal against the New Jersey Devils during their game on March 30, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Per Dan Rosen of NHL.com, New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan has stated he will not be ready in time for the season opener on October 3 against the Phoenix Coyotes. Both he and Carl Hagelin had offseason shoulder surgery. Since Cally is expected to miss the opener, it is expected that Hagelin will miss the opener as well. That means the Rangers will need two additional forwards at the start of the season, either in the form of veterans (Darroll Powe, Arron Asham) or kids that impress in camp. Tweet
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