New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Ryan Callahan suffered a broken thumb in last night’s 2-0 win at Washington, and will be sidelined three to four weeks, and that the club has recalled forward Darroll Powe and goaltender Jason Missiaen from the Wolf Pack, while goaltender Cam Talbot has been assigned to Hartford.
Callahan has tallied three goals in the last two games. He currently leads the Blueshirts with two power play goals, and ranks second on the team with three goals overall. He also ranks third on the team with 15 hits, and leads all team forwards with eight blocked shots this season. The Rangers’ captain missed the first game of the season while recovering from off-season shoulder surgery.
Powe, 28, has notched one goal in four contests with Hartford this season. He tallied the game-tying goal with one second remaining in regulation of the Wolf Pack’s season opener, a 3-2 shootout loss on October 5 against Norfolk. Powe returns to the Rangers where he skated in 34 contests last season in his debut with the team.
The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native was acquired by the Rangers, along with Nick Palmieri, from Minnesota in exchange for Mike Rupp on February 4, 2013. He was originally signed by Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent on March 24, 2007.
Missiaen, 23, posted a win in his only appearance with Hartford this season, stopping 23 of 26 shots in a 4-3 victory on October 6 against Albany. Last season, he tied for the team lead with two shutouts, and posted a 10-8-2 record with a 3.07 goals against average and .906 save percentage in 25 appearances with Connecticut. He made his AHL debut on October 12, 2012 against Bridgeport. Missiaen also posted a 4-1-0 record with a 2.75 goals against average and .922 save percentage in five games with Greenville of the ECHL.
The Chatham, Ontario native signed with the Rangers as a free agent on March 24, 2011. He was originally selected by Montreal as a fourth round choice, 116th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Talbot, 26, dressed as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup in the Rangers’ 2-0 win yesterday at Washington, following his recall from Hartford on Tuesday. He returns to Hartford where he is 2-0-1 with a 2.54 goals against average and .918 save percentage in three games this season. He is currently tied for fourth in the AHL with two wins and ranks seventh with 89 saves, while he leads the Wolf Pack in goals against average and save percentage.
The Caledonia, Ontario native originally signed with the Rangers as an undrafted free agent on March 30, 2010.