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Rangers forward Callahan breaks hand blocking shot by Penguins’ Letang

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – New York Rangers forward Ryan Callahan broke his left hand on Wednesday night while blocking a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins’ defenceman Kris Letang and is expected to be out for six weeks.

Callahan was struck early in the first period of the Rangers’ 4-1 victory. Callahan is second on the team with 23 points, including 10 goals, and is first with 128 hits. He scored two goals on Sunday in the Rangers’ 7-0 home victory over the Washington Capitals.

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New York was just getting healthier, as captain Chris Drury returned to the lineup Wednesday after missing 31 of the Rangers’ first 32 games because of a broken finger.