Callahan is not expected to play on Thursday after suffering a lower-body injury on Tuesday. The Lightning are really banged up right now so look for them to recall another forward for Thursday’s game.
Callahan (lower-body) is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday.
Callahan was back on the ice again on Friday and he thinks he will be ready from tomorrow's game vs. the Capitals. Callahan missed five games because of the lower-body ailment. With the top-line clicking without him, he might not land on Stamkos' line upon his return.
Callahan (lower-body) said Saturday is his likely return date.
Callahan will miss his fifth straight game on Thursday, but he is on pace to return on Saturday vs. Washington. Callahan was back on the ice this morning and participated in penalty kill drills, which is a sign that a player is nearing a return. The Lightning have gone 3-1-0 without Callahan, but he is a key member of their top-6 and will provide a spark for an already sizzling Lightning offence.
Callahan (lower-body) has been upgraded to day-to-day.
This is positive news for the Lightning and Callahan owners. The day-to-day tag should lead to more frequent and detailed updates on Callahan's status and could see him return this week. He will not play tonight vs. Arizona and even Thursday vs. Philly seems unreasonable, but potentially Saturday vs. the Capitals. Monitor his progress as the week goes along.
Callahan (lower-body) is on the ice for Tampa Bay's morning skate.
This is the first time that Callahan has skated since suffering a lower-body injury last Monday. Callahan is listed as week-to-week so there are no daily updates on his status, but this is a positive sign that he won't be out long.
Callahan (lower-body) is not on the ice for practice; not expected to play Friday.
Callahan was listed as week-to-week so if he misses the back-to-back this weekend it would not be surprising. Valtteri Filppula and Johnathan Drouin moved up to the first line to play with Steven Stamkos with Callahan out.
Callahan (undisclosed) will not play Tuesday and is listed as week-to-week.
Callahan was injured in the Lightning's loss to the Oilers and will be out for a bit. Head coach Jon Cooper said that things could change into a day-to-day issue if he progresses well. Expect Mike Blunden to play tonight after being recalled this morning. No word on who will move up to the top-line.
Callahan left Monday's game with a lower-body injury and did not return.
Callahan played just 10:50 compared to his average of 17:45 a night on Monday. The Lightning are back in action on Tuesday in the second game of a back-to-back, so there is a chance that Callahan will not be available; depending on the severity of the injury. If he can't go then there is an open spot on the Lightning top-line next to Steven Stamkos, could it be filled by Jonathan Drouin in his second NHL game? We shall see.
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.