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Ryan Callahan | Winger | #24

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 186
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 4 (127) / NYR
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Ryan Callahan continues to skate and seems to be nearing a return to action.
It is looking like Callahan, who has recovered from off-season hip surgery, will return to active duty in the next few games. It is not clear where Callhan will play however as the Bolts are sporting four very effective lines. Oct 23 - 11:06 AM

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Ryan Callahan (hip) could be ready to play as early as Tampa Bay's next road trip.

The Lightning begin a six-game trip on Saturday. Coach Jon Cooper said that Callahan has a chance to play near the end of it. He underwent surgery to repair a hip labral tear during the off-season.
Oct 19 - 2:38 PM

Ryan Callahan (hip) was cleared for contact on Friday.

Callahan has been projected to return in mid-November, but he's hoping to get back a couple weeks earlier than that. "There's obviously some stuff to get to where I need to be and contact is a big hurdle," Callahan said. "So we'll see how I feel after I went through it, and go from there." He had 28 points and 45 penalty minutes in 73 games last season.
Oct 14 - 1:53 PM

Ryan Callahan (hip) won't start the season on long-term injured reserve.

There's a chance he could be back earlier than expected, but he will still probably not available until November.
Oct 11 - 6:31 PM

Ryan Callahan (hip) practiced in a grey non-contact jersey with Tampa Bay on Saturday.

Callahan has posted 32 goals and 82 points in two full seasons with the Lightning, he also continues to be a multi-faceted threat in fantasy with a PIMs, blocks, and especially hits. Unfortunately, he'll be out until at least mid-November but things look like they're progressing at least.
Oct 8 - 1:20 PM

Although he has participated in Tampa's first two practices, Ryan Callahan is still waiting to get clearance to skate in scrimmages.

Callahan is recovering from off-season hip surgery and the Lightning won't rush him into game situations just yet. It remains to be seen if he will be ready to go once the season starts the first week of October.
Sep 25 - 9:55 AM

Ryan Callahan (hip) skated for the first time since surgery and felt good.

"It's exciting," he said. "It's a pretty big step to feel as good as it did." Callahan isn't expected to be ready to return until mid-November, though. He is taking part in some informal sessions before training camp.
Sep 7 - 12:29 PM

Ryan Callahan (hip) is disappointed that he won't be able to play in the World Cup of Hockey.

Callahan was originally named to Team USA's roster, but he pulled out of the tournament in late June after undergoing hip surgery. "It's really tough," Callahan said. "It's definitely disappointing that I'm going to miss that. Anytime you get to represent your country, it's something special. And to be in the World Cup is something I've never experienced before." Callahan is also expected to miss the first month of the regular season, but added that he's on schedule with the recovery. Expect him to return in mid-November.
Aug 31 - 9:31 AM

Ryan Callahan has been removed from Team USA's roster due to his hip injury.

Callahan underwent surgery in June and is projected to need five months to recover. With that in mind, it's not surprising that Callahan won't be ready in time for the World Cup. He had 10 goals and 28 points in 73 contests last season.
Jul 20 - 11:12 PM

Ryan Callahan will miss five months after undergoing surgery to repair a hip labral tear.

That means that Callahan could miss the first month of the regular season and he won't be available to play in the World Cup of Hockey. Callahan had 10 goals and 28 points in 73 games in 2015-16.
Jun 21 - 5:15 PM

Ryan Callahan (flu) is on the ice for the Lightning's pregame warmup.

Callahan was too sick to play in Game 2, but it appears he will be fine for Wednesday's contest. Look for him to play on the third line.
May 18 - 7:46 PM

Ryan Callahan will be back from the flu on Wednesday in Game 3.

"He actually had a really good line for me, he was so pissed," said coach Jon Cooper. "He said 'Yeah last year, I played a game three days after getting my appendix out and this year I can't even fight through the damn flu.' I said that must have been a bad flu bug. He looked awful, felt awful, but has gamed it out to be back." Callahan missed Game 2 on Monday due to the illness. He has three points in 11 playoff contests.
May 18 - 2:54 PM

Ryan Callahan appears to be ready to return from the flu on Wednesday night.

He was on the ice for Tampa Bay's optional morning skate and it looks like he is able to play after sitting out Game 2 because of an illness.
May 18 - 10:46 AM

Coach Jon Cooper didn't have an update on Ryan Callahan's status Tuesday.

Cooper was asked if the flu bug had spread around room and he said, "I hope not." Callahan was not able to play in Game 2 versus Pittsburgh on Monday because of the illness, but the Tampa Bay bench boss is hoping that he will return on Wednesday night.
May 17 - 3:24 PM

Ryan Callahan (flu) could be back for Game 3 on Wednesday, according to coach Jon Cooper.

Cooper hopes to see Callahan back after he missed Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to Pittsburgh. The veteran forward had the flu "really bad" so he wasn't able to play.
May 17 - 8:38 AM

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