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Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.

Rangers lose 3-2, Stralman injured, Conor Allen called up

             Another NHL debut?

             Could happen.

             Allen, 23, a 6-2 Chicago native, is 5-8-13 and a minus 8 in 29 games for Hartford. He played three years at UMass-Amherst, was undrafted, and the Rangers signed the left-handed blueliner to an entry-level contract last March 29. 

             The post-game callup indicates that Marc Staal is not quite ready, and Anton Stralman may not be ready to go against Tampa.

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