Kukla's Korner Hockey
by George Malik on 08/01/13 at 12:51 AM ET
A day-and-a-half ago, NHL.com's Dan Rosen penned an "Over the Boards" column that slid "under the radar screens" of most everybody who's slid into summertime mode. In his column, Rosen discusses Bobby Ryan's attempts to adjust to playing in a hockey hotbed in Ottawa, Winnipeg Jets Zach Bogosian havng benefitted from the mentorship of Charlie Huddy, and the status of one New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan, whose recovery from shoulder surgery may end up costing him part of training camp and the exhibition season, if not part of the regular season:
New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan told NHL.com his rehab from shoulder surgery is on schedule, but that also means he doesn't plan on doing much in training camp. Callahan had the operation done in late May.
"As the schedule goes, it's going to dip into training camp and it's possible it could dip into the regular season, too," Callahan said. "The biggest thing with this is the contact. I should be able to be fully skating and shooting in training camp, but it's when you can take contact and I don't think you know that until you get further on and they evaluate it and check it out. As of now, how the rehab is going, I'm right on schedule."
Callahan admitted that he initially injured himself in a fight with Philadelphia Flyers forward Maxime Talbot on Jan. 29. He missed three games and returned Feb. 7, but Callahan said he had shoulder problems the rest of the season and separated it multiple times. He would not say that his shoulder problems limited him in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, when he scored two goals in 12 games.
"I was playing the way I wanted to and I could do everything I wanted to do," Callahan said.
But does he regret going after Talbot in the third period with the Rangers leading 2-0?
"No, absolutely not," Callahan said. "He was in the crease, right around Hank [Henrik Lundqvist] and those things happen during a game."
Rosen continues at length, and his column's obviously worth your time.
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