Player Page

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
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

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

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Cedric Paquette
4Yanni Gourde
5Anthony Cirelli
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Chris Kunitz
5Cory Conacher
6Dennis Yan
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Brayden Point
3Ryan Callahan
4J.T. Brown
5Erik Condra
6Gabriel Dumont
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Braydon Coburn
4Jake Dotchin
5Dan Girardi
6Andrej Sustr
7Slater Koekkoek
8Jamie McBain
9Mikhail Sergachev
G1Andrei Vasilevskiy
2Peter Budaj