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.
Bishop starts in goal for the Lightning on Thursday.
Bishop allowed three goals on 25 shots in a 7-3 win over the Coyotes Tuesday. Bishop has yet to allow more than three goals in a start this season, so he carries a 2.31 GAA and .913 SV% into Thursday night. Bishop was able to coast to a win vs. Arizona, but it may not be so easy against a Flyers team that is starting to heat up.
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.
Lightning trying to ease Jonathan Drouin into the NHL.
Drouin owners got a preview of him on the first line with Steven Stamkos last week, but according to head coach Jon Cooper the plan all along was to ease him into the NHL, which is why he is currently on the third line. He played in the top-6 last week because of injuries up-and-down the lineup, but with healthy forwards returning, he will have to work his way back up.
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.
Bishop will be in goal for the Lightning on Tuesday.
Bishop allowed three goals on 14 shots after replacing Evgeni Nabokov in Saturday's blowout loss to the Wild. It was a rough night for the entire team but it was only the second time this season Bishop has allowed more than two goals, so expect him to get back on track tonight vs. the Coyotes.
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.
Killorn (undisclosed) is expected to return on Tuesday.
Killorn was held out of Saturday's game, but said that he is very close to returning to the lineup. He has missed a total of four games with an undisclosed injury, but Jonathan Marchessault and Mike Blunden were both reassigned to the AHL this morning, which suggests that Killorn, who is practicing this morning, will be back in the lineup on Tuesday. He has two goals and five games.
Brown (upper-body) is back at Lightning practice on Monday.
Brown missed Saturday's game with an upper-body injury he suffered early in Friday's clash with the Jets. Brown returning to practice and Jonathan Marchessault and Mike Blunden being reassigned to Syracuse (AHL) this morning suggests that Brown will be back in the Lightning lineup on Tuesday. Expect a full update after practice.
The Lightning have reassigned Mike Blunden to Syracuse (AHL).
Blunden had a minus-1 rating in 9:25 of playing time in his second game of the season with Tampa Bay. With Blunden heading back to Syracuse, expect J.T Brown and/or Alex Killorn to be back in the Lightning lineup on Tuesday. Blunden has four points (2G / 2A) in six AHL games.
The Lightning have reassigned Jonathan Marchessault to Syracuse (AHL).
Marchessault played 12:33 and recorded one shot with a minus-1 rating in his Lightning debut on Saturday. With Marchessault heading back to Syracuse, expect J.T Brown and/or Alex Killorn to be back in the Lightning lineup on Tuesday. Marchessault has two goals and five assists in six games with the Crunch.