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Ryan Callahan | Winger | #24

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 187
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 4 (127) / NYR
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Callahan left Saturday's game after blocking a shot, but Lightning coach Jon Cooper said it was just for precautionary reasons.
We'll have to wait to see if there's anything more there, but Callahan is still tentatively projected to be available for the regular season opener. He played in just 18 games last season due to a hip injury, but that seems to be behind him so it would be particularly unfortunate if an unrelated incident forced him to start the campaign on the sidelines. Oct 1 - 10:33 AM

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Ryan Callahan scored a goal in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers.

Callahan played just 18 games last season because of a serious hip injury. He says he's completely over the injury, but he's clearly not the same player he once was. The 32-year-old had two goals and two assists last season. Callahan doesn't have any fantasy value heading into this season.
Sep 26 - 10:05 PM

Ryan Callahan felt comfortable in his preseason debut on Friday.

It was Callahan's first NHL game since January 7 due to a hip injury. "I didn't think about my hip or anything when I was out there," Callahan said. "It's a big thing for me to get the first game out of my system, blocking shots, taking some hits, giving some hits. It's a good step." He isn't likely to be a significant offensive contributor even if he is healthy, but it'll certainly be a boost for Tampa Bay to have him back after he was limited to 18 contests last season.
Sep 24 - 5:52 AM

Ryan Callahan looked strong in his pre-season debut Friday night.

The rugged winger hadn't played in an NHL game since January 7th due to on-going hip problems that ultimately led to surgery. Callahan was a force in about nine minutes of ice time against the Predators Friday night and will lineup on Tampa's third line once the season starts. He has limited fantasy value in that slot.
Sep 23 - 11:39 AM

Ryan Callahan (hip) will be ready for the start of training camp.

Callahan took part in voluntary workouts with some of his Lightning teammates on Monday. "I'm full go, right from Day One," Callahan said. "It's going to be nice to be able to do a hard training camp this year. It goes without saying this is the most excited I've been in a long, long time going into a season after only playing 18 games last year and feeling the way I do now." He had two goals and two assists in 18 games last season.
Aug 22 - 12:48 PM

Ryan Callahan told reporters Saturday that he is feeling great and that his hip issues are behind him.

In fact, Callahan was very optimistic about his readiness level for next season. "I feel great, no limitations at all," Callahan said. "I think this is going to be the hungriest I've ever been". That said, Callahan remains an injury risk. He is also likely destined for third-line duty which also supresses his fantasy value.
Jul 2 - 10:36 AM

The Lightning haven't asked Ryan Callahan to waive his no-movement clause, so he'll presumably be included in Tampa Bay's list of protected players.

Callahan's no-movement clause forces the Lightning to protect him unless he agrees to waive it in order to make space for someone else on Tampa Bay's list. Vegas might have passed on him even if he was available given that he was limited to just 18 games in 2016-17 due to a hip injury. That being said, Callahan is projected to be available for the beginning of the 2017-18 campaign.
Jun 8 - 6:03 PM

Ryan Callahan (hip) is projected to be available for the start of 2017-18, per Lightning GM Steve Yzerman.

Callahan only played in 18 games this season. He's run into injuries in the past, but typically he'll be able to play the vast majority of a campaign. It wouldn't be surprising for 2017-18 to be a comeback campaign for him.
Apr 27 - 3:21 PM

Ryan Callahan (hip) has been feeling good with his skating.

Callahan was limited to just 18 games in 2016-17, but he's hoping to put that all behind him this summer. He's still just 32 years old, so a comeback campaign certainly wouldn't be surprising.
Apr 10 - 11:13 AM

Ryan Callahan (hip) skated on Sunday at Tampa Bay's optional skate.

Callahan won't play in any of the team's final four games of the regular season, but there's a chance he could return in the playoffs if the Lightning qualify and advance far enough. If that doesn't happen then Callahan is confident he will be back to 100 percent for the 2017-18 campaign. He was limited to just 18 games this season because of a hip issue.
Apr 3 - 11:10 AM

Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman doesn't expect Ryan Callahan to be back during the regular season after the winger had follow-up procedure on his right hip Tuesday.

Yzerman was encouraged that Callahan's labrum remains intact and the problem is more about scar tissue. The veteran winger has been limited to just 18 appearances this season.
Feb 23 - 9:32 AM

Ryan Callahan had a follow-up procedure on his ailing hip Tuesday and he is out indefinitely.

He has been limited to just 18 games this season and hasn't played since Jan. 7. Callahan missed the first eight matches of the year while recovering from off-season hip surgery and the ailment has continued to bother him. It wouldn't be surprising if he didn't play again this season, but that hasn't been determined yet.
Feb 22 - 4:05 PM

Ryan Callahan just isn't improving from his hip surgery as hoped.

Held to just 18 games so far, Callahan will be re-evaluated by doctors during Tampa Bay's bye week. If they determine he's too far behind schedule the he could be shut down for the rest of the season.
Feb 12 - 6:23 PM

At this point, Ryan Callahan (hip) is focused on strengthening.

Lightning GM Steve Yzerman isn't putting a timetable on Callahan's return, but for what it's worth back on Jan. 16 it was estimated that the forward would be out for at least four more weeks. In other words, we should expect him back for another week and a half at the earliest, though things change. Either way, Callahan is making progress.
Feb 2 - 5:01 PM

Ryan Callahan (hip) has been moved to injured reserve.

That isn't surprising considering that he is projected to miss at least four weeks due to an ongoing hip issue.
Source: CapFriendly
Jan 17 - 2:52 PM

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