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Daily Archives: January 29, 2013

NY Rangers captain Ryan Callahan injured after post-whistle scrum with Flyers’ Max Talbot

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Ryan Callahan is a lynchpin in the New York Rangers’ lineup, the bridge between the team’s star players and their gritty grunts down the roster. He’s a vital player; so it’s disheartening, to say the least, to see this scene play out on Tuesday night, in the Rangers’ 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers:

That’s Max Talbot of the Flyers putting Callahan’s left arm in a wringer, as the two toppled to the ice in a post-whistle scrum in the second period. Callahan immediately skated off, severely favoring his left arm and shoulder, and did not return.

The Rangers said Callahan, who scored the team’s second goal against the Flyers, will be evaluated on Wednesday.

Dave Lozo of NHL.com spoke with Talbot after the game:

“We decided to go and we were holding each other up and his shoulder popped out or something. Unfortunate. … I let him go. I kind of felt it, but then I saw his face as well.”

Callahan has missed significant time in the past, suffering a broken hand in Dec. 2010 in a blocked shot and then breaking an ankle in April 2011 on a Zdeno Chara shot. He played 76 games for the Rangers last season.

Boston bedevilled; Sharks, Lightning look to continue scoring in bunches (Puck Previews)

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Back by popular demand, here are your Puck Previews: Spotlighting the key games in NHL action, news and views as well as general frivolity. Make sure to stop back here for the nightly Three Stars when the games are finished.

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In ad for speed-dating night, ECHL’s San Francisco Bulls want to see you score (VIDEO)

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So let’s say you’re a San Francisco hockey fan, but you’re tired of watching others score. Well fret no more, lonely person, because the ECHL’s San Francisco Bulls have got you covered. Wednesday, February 6 is “Wrangle a Date Wednesday”, where 30 luc…

OK, so how did Mike Komisarek really get fiberglass in his eye?

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The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without the services of defenseman Mike Komisarek against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night because he did something stupid.

And while that rationale could typically infer any number of on-ice lapses in sportsmanship and/or defense, it appears he suffered some strange freak injury to his eye.

Said Coach Randy Carlyle, via Chris Johnston of Sportsnet:

“It was one of those things that you’d like to take back in your life I think, when you do something stupid,” Carlyle said before Tuesday’s game against Buffalo. “It was crazy.”

Even though doctors actually cleared Komisarek to play, Carlyle and the coaching staff elected to keep him off the ice as a precaution.

OK, so where did the fiberglass come from? If you guessed “surfing accident” … well, it’s winter in Toronto, dummy.

Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star has this theory:

“It’s believed a smashed stick incident led to the problem.”

From Terry Koshan of the Sun:

It’s not clear whether Komisarek might have smashed a stick during practice on Monday. But Carlyle didn’t appear to be all bent out of shape about it.

We’ll just go ahead and assume Komisarek smashed a stick in a fit of rage, resulting in a chip being wedged in his eye. And not, like, someone taking a stick and smashing him in the face, although that would be an effective way to keep him out of the lineup.