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Rangers lose Stralman to injury, recall Allen from minors

Dec 28, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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The last thing the New York Rangers needed was an injury on the blue line, but that’s just what they’ve got.

Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman was hurt in their 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals on Friday and will miss some time as Blueshirts United shares.

“They don’t think it’s anything serious at this time, but we’ll know more (Saturday),” Vigneault said.

The Rangers didn’t disclose what Stralman’s injury was. To take his place, they called up rookie Conor Allen from AHL Hartford.

Stralman has become one of the team’s top-four defensemen alongside regulars Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, and Marc Staal. He has no goals and four assists this season. Given the Rangers’ struggles this season, losing a player that averages nearly 20 minutes of ice time per game won’t help.

  1. larrybiv - Dec 28, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    I called that one. Bringing up Allen was better than bringing up a slow McIlrath as he’s simply not ready for the bigtime. Allen seems pretty reliable and some offensive game, we’ll see.

    • timko211 - Dec 28, 2013 at 1:57 PM

      Yeah.. You really went out on a limb with that call..LARRYBIV,,especially since McIlrath went down with another knee injury two days prior to Allens call up the the big leagues.. can you also predict yesterdays winning lottery numbers???

  2. timko211 - Dec 28, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Yeah.. You really went out on a limb with that call..LARRYBIV,,especially since McIlrath went down with another knee injury two days prior to Allens call up the the big leagues.. can you also predict yesterdays winning lottery numbers???

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