Ryan Callahan may get a chance to play with the Rangers in a real game after all, according to both Steve Zipay and Sam Weinman in their blog reports from this morning's practice. If Jason Ward can't go because of a sprained ankle, Callahan may get the call in Buffalo, just down I-90 from his hometown of Rochester (although he grew rooting for the Rangers). If that happens, say the reporters, expect Petr Prucha to play third line and Adam Hall to go on the second line. John Dellapina has a number of things on his Blueshirts Blog today, including what Bobby Holik was doing skating by the Ranger bench afer his goal and more on the scoring imbalance. In the papers, it's all Martin Straka -- Post, Journal News, and Newsday. On the prospect front, here is a brief entry today from Jess Rubenstein:
"It was the WHL’s turn to face the Russian Selects last night, and while Ryan Russell got to play (as a left winger), Brodie Dupont did not. For Russell, it was a rare chance to get to play on the same team as his twin brother Kris, a third round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets who plays for Medicine Hat of the WHL. Kris is the twin who gets most of the attention, as he did this evening by being the WHL team captain. Ryan did not score but was +1 with four shots on goal in the WHL's 5-3 win. The final game of the challenge series is tonight in Kamloops with Dupont expected to play. Elsewhere, Ryan Hillier and his Halifax Mooseheads dropped a 5-1 game to Moncton. Hillier did not score but was credited with three solid scoring chances and two good hits."