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Rangers leading scorer Callahan sits out against Devils because of sore neck

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Philadelphia Flyers\' Kimmo Timonen, left, of Finland, and New York Rangers\' Ryan Callahan collide into the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Author: The Hockey News

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Rangers leading scorer Callahan sits out against Devils because of sore neck

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NEWARK, N.J. - New York Rangers scoring leader Ryan Callahan is sitting out against the New Jersey Devils because of injuries sustained against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

Callahan, who has a team-high 13 points in 12 games, went head first into the boards in the first period of New York's 4-1 loss to Philadelphia. He didn't miss a shift, but Rangers coach John Tortorella says that Callahan has a sore neck that is keeping him out of Friday night's game at New Jersey.

Callahan had a seven-game point streak snapped against the Flyers. He was replaced in the lineup against the Devils by forward Todd White.

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