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Update: Ryan Callahan out 4-6 weeks with MCL sprain


Update: The hits keep coming for the New York Rangers, as it turns out Ryan Callahan’s Grade 2 MCL sprain will sideline him for four-to-six weeks, according to ESPN’s Katie Strang. Brutal.

If you want a microcosm of the New York Rangers’ tough season, you might just want to consider the rough times for their captain. The headaches continued for Callahan on Tuesday, as he suffered a knee sprain and won’t return against the Nashville Predators on NBCSN.

The 28-year-old’s contract season has been plagued by injuries already. He struggled to start the season following shoulder surgery, broke his thumb on Oct. 16 and now is dealing with this knee sprain.

The Rangers are hoping to avoid losing a third game in a row and a fourth defeat in five games. They’re just 1-6-0 this season after trailing following the first period, so it’s tough to blame Rangers fans if they’re feeling like things are a little bleak right now.

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