The run of tough luck continues for Ryan Callahan.
After missing the entire training camp and the opener while rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery, Callahan suffered a broken thumb while blocking a shot in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Capitals and will miss three to four weeks, the team said Thursday.
The injury also might jeopardize the Rangers captain's candidacy for the U.S. Olympic team. General manager David Poile and his coaching staff have said the first three months of the NHL season will be used to evaluate candidates.
Callahan, who is second on the team with three goals, also is in the final year of his contract. It is the latest in a string of setbacks for the Rangers. Rick Nash is out indefinitely with a concussion and Carl Hagelin is on long-term injured reserve until Oct. 28 after shoulder surgery.
Darroll Powe was recalled from Hartford of the AHL along with goaltender Jason Missiaen, who will back up Henrik Lundqvist. Goalie Cam Talbot was returned to Hartford to get some game action.