After Derek Stepan re-signed earlier today, the Rangers received another piece of great news tonight as Ryan Callahan was cleared for contact. MSG reported the info during the first intermission of tonight’s game.
Callahan has been skating alongside his teammates for weeks and being cleared was his last major obstacle. Callahan should be in good condition, so he might not be far away from game action.
Could he be in the opening night lineup against Phoenix next Thursday? It’s not impossible. Jesper Fast and Marek Hrivik probably hope he needs another week, though.