Smid had a goal and four assists in eight games for the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons. He played 77 games for Edmonton last season and had three goals and 10 assists. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.New York is already without Martin Straka and agitator Sean Avery up front. Straka broke a finger Saturday at Boston and is expected to be sidelined four weeks, and Avery still has another seven to 10 days to recover from a shoulder injury that has limited him to two games this season. The Rangers, returning from a three-game road trip that produced one point, begin a six-game homestand tonight against New Jersey. Oilers shelve Souray The Edmonton Oilers placed defenseman Sheldon Souray on the injured list with a sprained left shoulder and recalled Ladislav Smid. Souray has missed three games since being injured against Vancouver on Oct.13. He is expected to be out two more weeks. He had a goal and an assist in six games. From news services Rangers forward Ryan Callahan will be sidelined indefinitely because of a sprained knee, yet another blow to New York’s struggling offense. Callahan, who has one of New York’s 13 goals in eight games this season, was injured Tuesday night at Pittsburgh in the Rangers’ second consecutive 1-0 defeat. An MRI taken Wednesday revealed a Grade 2 sprain that won’t require surgery. The Rangers have gotten off to a 2-5-1 start, and surprisingly the lack of offense is a big reason for their troubles. New York has dropped four straight, including back-to-back 1-0 losses for the first time in the club’s 82 seasons.