The New York Rangers will play their first nine regular season games on the road with a new head coach in Alain Vigneault, which is the kind of situation that makes fans clamor for captain Ryan Callahan. He won’t be able to play in at least that first contest on Oct. 3, though.
The team announced that Callahan, 28, has been cleared for contact yet will not play against the Phoenix Coyotes in that season-opener next Thursday.
Alain Vigneault just confirmed that Ryan Callahan has been cleared for contact, but will not be ready to play in season opener next week
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 27, 2013