New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan told his rehab from shoulder surgery is on schedule but that also means he doesn't plan on doing much in training camp. Callahan had the operation done in late May.

"As the schedule goes it's going to dip into training camp and it's possible it could dip into the regular season too" Callahan said. "The biggest thing with this is the contact. I should be able to be fully skating and shooting in training camp but it's when you can take contact and I don't think you know that until you get further on and they evaluate it and check it out. As of now how the rehab is going I'm right on schedule."

Callahan admitted that he initially injured himself in a fight with Philadelphia Flyers forward Maxime Talbot on Jan. 29. He missed three games and returned Feb. 7 but Callahan said he had shoulder problems the rest of the season and separated it multiple times. He would not say that his shoulder problems limited him in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs when he scored two goals in 12 games.

"I was playing the way I wanted to and I could do everything I wanted to do" Callahan said.

But does he regret going after Talbot in the third period with the Rangers leading 2-0?

"No absolutely not" Callahan said. "He was in the crease right around Hank [Henrik Lundqvist] and those things happen during a game."

Callahan expects to be up to speed with coach Alain Vigneault's systems language style demands etc. despite being limited in training camp.

"I hope to be on the ice in training camp and being right there with it" Callahan said. "Through video or maybe sitting in the stands and watching it in games I may get a better understanding of it all then some of the guys on the ice. It's not something that worries me."

Callahan has done some homework on Vigneault as he continues to rehab.

"I've spoken to a few guys that have played for him and everybody says the same thing that he's a great coach and they all respect him" Callahan said. "I'm excited for the opportunity he brings and just ready to get going again here. There's definitely a new level of anticipation. You want to get there and find out exactly how we're going to play. It's the unknown that you want to get by. You want to get to camp and get settled in."