Here are some tidbits from Camp Banff provided by coach Alain Vigneault as the Rangers skate in that Alberta berg through Sunday in advance of exhibition matches in Calgary on Monday and Edmonton on Tuesday prior to their two final preseason games in Vancouver on Thursday and Las Vegas (against the Kings) on Friday:


Ryan Callahan and Carl Hagelin both rehabbing from postseason shoulder surgery are participating in all drills though neither has been cleared for contact.

“They’ve looked good and are coming along nicely” Vigneault said during a conference call Friday afternoon. “At some point in the next while I figure somebody will come up to me and tell me they’re ready for contact but their overall rehab is what everybody predicted.”

Neither is expected to be in the lineup when the Rangers open the regular season in Phoenix on Oct. 3. Callahan is believed to be a couple of weeks ahead of Hagelin in the rehab process and as such might be able to join the lineup two or three weeks into the season. Chances are Hagelin will be placed on Long Term Injury thus rendering him ineligible to play for at least the first 10 games.