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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 (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

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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.
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Jan 17 - 2:52 PM

Ryan Callahan (hip) will be sidelined for at least another four weeks.

At this point the question isn't just about when Callahan will return, but if he'll be back at all this season. Callahan had surgery on his hip in June and has been limited to just 18 games in 2016-17 due to ongoing issues with it. If there doesn't appear to be much progress in the next few weeks, it's possible that Tampa Bay will put him on the long-term injured reserve list, shutting him down and potentially using the saved cap space during the trade deadline.
Jan 16 - 11:51 AM

Ryan Callahan (hip) isn't expected to be available to Tampa Bay until the end of January, at the earliest.

The veteran forward hasn't played since Jan. 7th, and he isn't traveling with the team on their six-game road trip. The trip ends on the 26th, and then Tampa will have their five-day bye week before finishing January with a game against the Bruins on the 31st.
Jan 15 - 7:40 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning are concerned about Ryan Callahan's health.

Callahan plays a physical style, so it's normal that he gets banged up, but he's now been forced to sit out three different stints this season. "There's lots of concern," coach Jon Cooper said. "It's tough. … Let's move our team aside; it's Callahan. Everybody knows who follows our team what a gamer he is, his passion to play and to help our team, especially when things haven't gone as well as we'd have hoped. Callahan missed the first eight games of the year because of off-season hip surgery. He returned but missed more time because of the hip and he's now out with a lower-body injury.
Jan 14 - 11:30 AM

Ryan Callahan (lower body) isn't expected to return on Thursday.

Callahan will miss his second straight game. Instead Gabriel Dumont will draw into the lineup and play alongside Cedric Paquette and Michael Bournival.
Jan 12 - 2:07 PM

Ryan Callahan will miss Sunday's match with Pittsburgh due to a lower body injury.

It's likely his hip, which he had surgery on during the season. Consider the rugged winger day-to-day for now.
Jan 8 - 4:42 PM

Ryan Callahan didn't practice on Wednesday, but that was apparently part of the plan.

Callahan returned from a hip injury on Tuesday, so without context him staying off the ice the following day would be concerning. It was a scheduled day off though and he's expected to resume skating on Thursday.
Jan 4 - 5:10 PM

Ryan Callahan (hip) will return to the lineup Tuesday against Winnipeg.

He has sat out the last 15 games due to lingering soreness in his surgically-repaired hip. "Everything feels good. Nothing is limiting me," he said after the morning skate. "I should be able to play I want to." Callahan should help Tampa Bay's penalty kill unit, but he hasn't played since Nov. 27 so his ice time could be limited.
Jan 3 - 1:12 PM

Ryan Callahan may be back in the lineup Tuesday night.

He has been missing from the last 15 games because of lingering soreness in his surgically-repaired hip. Callahan skated with Jonathan Drouin and Valtteri Filppula during Monday's practice. He also participated in penalty kill drills, as he is close to being ready to return. If he feels ready in the morning then it is likely he will play against Winnipeg.
Jan 3 - 10:46 AM

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C1Tyler Johnson
2Vladislav Namestnikov
3Cedric Paquette
4Steven Stamkos
LW1Jonathan Drouin
2Ondrej Palat
3Alex Killorn
4Greg McKegg
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Brayden Point
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Andrej Sustr
6Luke Witkowski
G1Andrei Vasilevskiy
2Peter Budaj