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Rangers' Ryan Callahan sits out Friday

The New Jersey Devils won't be the only team without a key piece of their arsenal Friday night. New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella told reporters Friday morning that the team's leading scorer Ryan Callahan would not play after falling heavily into the boards during Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

"Callahan will be out," Tortorella said.

"He's just really sore. Really sore," he added.

Callahan has a team-best 13 points in 12 games and had been playing on the team's top line with Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov.

Tortorella said he wasn't sure how to restructure that top line although Alexander Frolov may get a chance to play on the top line in Friday's game.

Scott Burnside covers the NHL for ESPN.com.