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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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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

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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.
Source: NHL.com
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

Ryan Callahan will miss Game 2 with the flu.

Callahan was a late scratch in the lineup. He will be replaced by Jonathan Marchesault who will see fourth line duty with Slater Koekkoek and Vladislav Namestnikov.
May 16 - 8:15 PM

Ryan Callahan will not face a hearing for supplemental discipline following his hit from behind on Pittsburgh's Kris Letang.

The incident occurred on Friday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. Callahan was assessed a five-minute major for boarding, but he wasn't ejected from the game. Letang managed to return to the contest.
May 14 - 10:50 AM

Ryan Callahan scored his first goal of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs and added an assist on Tuesday night in a 5-4 overtime win over the New York Islanders.

He had a late power-play goal in the first period to tie the game at 1-1. Callahan has posted three points in eight postseason contests, while contributing plenty of hits and blocks. He co-led the team with six hits in Game 3.
May 4 - 10:05 AM

Ryan Callahan hasn't been contributing much offense in the postseason, but he is making the little plays that don't go unnoticed by his teammates.

"In the postseason, little plays just seem to stand out more — blocked shots or taking a hit or giving a hit," Callahan said. "It just seems a lot of guys raise their game, and what they do well goes up another notch in the playoffs. That's what I do well. That's what I try to bring to the team. So, I try to do it as best as I can in the playoffs." Callahan leads the team with 24 hits and ranks second among forwards with 12 blocked shots, while posting one assist in seven matches.
May 3 - 10:15 AM

Ryan Callahan picked up his first point against Detroit in Game 5 on Thursday night.

He earned the lone assist on Alex Killorn's late game winner when he tossed the puck out front with only 103 seconds remaining in regulation. Callahan did a great job on the penalty kill in the series and he helped the Lightning kill off a two-man advantage in Game 5.
Apr 22 - 8:39 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Cory Conacher
6Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
5Jeremy Morin
6Joel Vermin
7Adam Erne
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Slater Koekkoek
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy