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Ryan Callahan | Winger

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
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Ryan Callahan exited Monday's game against Edmonton because of a lower-body injury.
He appeared to be favoring his leg when he left late in the second period and he didn't return. Callahan is unlikely to play Tuesday night in Calgary, according to coach Jon Cooper. Oct 21 - 10:27 AM

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The Lightning have shuffled their lines during Saturday morning's skate.

Ryan Callahan was skating alongside Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat instead of Tyler Johnson. Johnson skated with Valteri Filppula and Alex Killorn. If this is the way the Bolts line up against the Sens Saturday night, it goes without saying Callahan is a must start.
Oct 11 - 11:13 AM

Ryan Callahan is finally starting to feel at home in Tampa Bay and should be a leader this season.

Callahan inked the six year deal with the Lightning in the offseason after getting traded in a blockbuster trade-deadline deal involving Martin St. Louis. "You definitely feel a lot more comfortable," Callahan said. "It's tough to come in and be vocal and assert your leadership on a group when you come in (March). I feel a lot more comfortable in the room, with the coaching staff and hopefully that translates with my play." Callahan had 17 goals and 19 assists in 65 games played last season.
Oct 8 - 1:29 AM

This will mark Ryan Callahan's first training camp with a team other than the New York Rangers.

He inked a six-year, $34.8 million deal with Tampa Bay before the start of free agency after he was acquired by the Lightning at the trade deadline in the Martin St. Louis deal. "There is a very high excitement level coming off the success we had last year," Callahan said. "It's not the way we wanted to finish in the playoffs. But the regular season, the success we had, the additions we've added — I think going to camp we are extremely excited and ready to build toward, hopefully, something special." He posted six goals and 11 points in 20 games with the Bolts after the move. Callahan will also add some leadership and grit to the team's forward group.
Sep 19 - 8:40 AM

Ryan Callahan was utilized as a key scout for the Tampa Bay Lightning during the free agent process.

The Bolts signed his former New York Rangers teammates Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman on the first day of free agency. GM Steve Yzerman said Callahan was a "wealth of information" for the team. Callahan was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent as well, but he re-upped with the Lightning on a six-year, $34.8 million pact last week.
Jul 2 - 10:39 AM

Because Ryan Callahan re-signed with Tampa Bay, the Lightning will give the Rangers their 2015 second-round pick to complete the Martin St. Louis trade.

The Rangers will also give the Lightning their 2015 seventh-round pick. The Rangers also owe the Lightning their first round picks in 2014 and 2015, in part because they reached Eastern Conference Final, which upgraded the 2014 selection from a second to first round pick.
Jun 25 - 11:02 AM

Ryan Callahan has agreed to a six-year, $34.8 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Tampa Bay got Callahan as part of the Martin St. Louis deal. Callahan is the type of player that's more valuable to his team than he is to most fantasy squads. In a good season he'll get you 40-50 points, but his true value comes in what he brings to the locker room and the physical nature of his game. If you're in a league that uses hits and blocked shots than he's usually worth a look, but he'll be more-or-less a non-factor in standard leagues in 2014-15.
Jun 25 - 9:39 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning are reportedly on the verge of locking up Ryan Callahan.

Callahan is expected to get a five or six year deal worth more than $5.5 million annually. The Lightning will partially offset the short-term impact by buying out the final season of Ryan Malone's seven-year, $31.5 million contract.
Jun 25 - 8:26 AM

Negotiations between the Lightning and Ryan Callahan have reached a "critical stage," according to agent Steve Bartlett.

The two sides don't appear to be close to agreeing to an extension, but Bartlett says there has been some progress. He added that there's still work to do in order to the close the gap. Even if Callahan remains unsigned on July 1, it's possible that he could end up staying in Tampa Bay.
Jun 24 - 11:59 AM

Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said there’s been "really good discussions" with Ryan Callahan’s camp.

Callahan’s two-way game fit well under coach John Cooper, and the winger said he enjoyed his time in Tampa Bay. He becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. "We still have some time," Yzerman said. "We'd really like to keep Ryan in the organization, and we're going to continue to work. I'd like to get a deal done before he reaches free agency." Callahan earned $4.825 million last season, so it will be interesting to see how much Yzerman is willing to give the 29-year-old who recorded 36 points, 17 of which were goals.
Jun 21 - 7:50 PM

It's looking more likely that Ryan Callahan will test the free agent market on July 1.

He's still talking to the Lightning about staying in Tampa Bay, but he can start talking to other teams next Wednesday before free agency begins. Callahan recorded 17 goals and 36 points in 65 games with New York and Tampa in 2013-14.
Jun 20 - 8:37 AM

The contract negotiations between Ryan Callahan and the Tampa Bay Lightning are ongoing.

The talks have reportedly been positive, but the two sides aren't close to agreeing to terms. Callahan reportedly wanted a contract in the range of six-year, $39 million from the Rangers before they traded him and if he's making similar demands on the Lightning then that might prevent them from getting anything done.
Jun 4 - 6:38 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning made a "good case" to keep Ryan Callahan, according to agent Steven Bartlett, but he may decide to test free agency to see what other offers are out there.

"There's no question he did enjoy it," Bartlett said. "He was impressed by the organization and everybody, from the city and the fans, everything was positive. I think the city made a good case for itself, the team made a good case. There's always the temptation of July 1st. You don't get that many times in your career, especially at the peak of your career. Those are what you have to balance, the positive and all the good things he knows about Tampa, and what is his right, you have the opportunity to at least hear other people. That doesn't mean Tampa wouldn't be his first choice." The two sides haven't engaged in serious contract talks yet, but they can discuss a new deal exclusively until July 1. Bartlett believes Callahan will draw interest from plenty of teams if he goes on the open market.
May 15 - 11:21 AM

Ryan Callahan's agent, Stephen Bartlett, said Tampa Bay will be "in the mix" for his client's services this summer.

"He has a great respect for the organization," Bartlett said. "We look forward to hearing what they have to say." Callahan is "open" to returning to the Lightning, but it sounds like he may test the market to see what's out there.
Apr 25 - 7:39 AM

Ryan Callahan is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent in the summer.

He enjoyed his experience with the Lightning and likes the direction they are heading, but he isn't sure if he'll be back with the team next year. Coach Jon Cooper said he'd like to have Callahan return.
Apr 24 - 6:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Brenden Morrow
4Alex Killorn
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3J.T. Brown
4Brett Connolly
5Michael Blunden
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Eric Brewer
7Mark Barberio
8Andrej Sustr
9Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov