The Lightning have signed Ryan Callahan to a 6-year contract extension worth $34.8 million.
Callahan was acquired with a pair of draft picks for Martin St. Louis at the trade deadline. In 20 games with the Lightning he had six goals and five assists (11 points) to go along with a plus-4 rating. Callahan did not see a ton of playing time with Steven Stamkos next season, but that is something that may change heading into 2014-15. He is typically good for 20-plus goals and 20-plus assists, but regular ice-time with Stamkos and we could see those numbers inflate.
Callahan will start his Lightning career on a line with Filippula and Kucherov.
Callahan was traded to the Lightning on Wednesday in a captain for captain trade that saw Martin St. Louis go the other way. There was speculation that Callahan could play on Steven Stamkos' wing, but as of right now that is not the case. He will make his Lightning debut tonight vs. the Sabres.
The Rangers have traded Callahan, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2014 second round pick to the Lightning for Martin St. Louis.
It is a captain for captain trade, however St. Louis is signed through next season while Callahan is a pending free agent who wants a huge contract (expected to be around 6-years / $36M). He is a gritty, hard-working forward who will likely spend the rest of the season with the Lightning but not be re-signed in summer. He could also be a piece in another trade this afternoon, but should he stay with the Lightning, he could find himself replacing St. Louis on a line with Steven Stamos.
Callahan (knee) appears to be set to return to the Rangers lineup tonight vs. the Penguins.
Callahan has missed the last nine games with a knee injury that he suffered on December 10 vs. the Predators. it looks like he will enter the lineup for Benoit Pouliot and skate on the third line with J.T Miller and Carl Hagelin. Callahan has registered seven goals and six assists (13 points) in 24 games. Callahan is only owned in 40% of Yahoo! leagues, the three-time 20-plus goal scorer would make for a solid addition for teams lacking depth at RW. We will await official word from head coach Alain Vigneault.
Ryan Callahan suffered a second degree MCL sprain on Tuesday and will be out four-to-six weeks.
The 28-year-old winger has dealt with at least seven different injuries since the 2009-10 season, and he’s missed a total of 44 games in that span. As someone who excels playing a physical, power forward type of hockey that includes a lot of shot blocking, Callahan’s style of play puts him at a greater risk for injury than skilled players.
Callahan (thumb) will return to the Rangers lineup tonight.
Callahan returned to practice last week and will play tonight after missing the last seven games with a broken thumb. His original timetable was 3-4 weeks, but tonight will mark the 2 and a half weeks point. The early return is great news for a Rangers team who are struggling to find offence.
Callahan (thumb) skating in non-contact jersey with team.
The is the first time Callahan has skated with the Rangers since breaking his thumb in mid-October. His original recovery timetable was 3-4 weeks and today marks exactly two weeks. Callahan could potentially return next week, Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh or Thursday against the Blue Jackets.
The 28-year-old Callahan, who missed the season opener, will be back in the lineup for the Rangers' tilt against the Los Angeles Kings. It will be his first game since undergoing off-season surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
Callahan had 16 goals and 15 assists in 45 games with the Rangers last season.
Rangers captain Ryan Callahan is expected to return to the lineup on Monday vs. the Kings.
Callahan was placed on injured reserve earlier this week after undergoing shoulder surgery in the offseason. He missed the season opener but will suit up for their second game. He had 16 goals and 15 assists (31 points) in 45 games last season.
Though New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan said that his surgically repaired left shoulder "felt great" and "responded well" to contact in Sunday's practice, he is not expecting to play in the team's season opener against the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday.
"I think Thursday's a no-go," he told ESPNNewYork.com after Tuesday's practice. The Rangers' second game of the season is Monday against the Kings in Los Angeles, which has yet to be ruled out as a potential return date by either the team or Callahan.