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    Tampa Bay Lightning's Ryan Callahan Goal and assist in season opener

    Callahan potted a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Thursday's overtime win over the Flyers.He also threw three hits (for those of you counting that obscure category). Callahan is getting top-line duty in Tampa and toils on the power play, too. That's worthy of attention in most fantasy formats.

  • Looks like lock to ride shotgun with Stamkos

    News: Ryan Callahan should start the season beside Steven Stamkos and alongside Jonathan Drouin on a top line for the Lightning.
    Analysis: It's a nice combination that should produce some decent secondary offensive production for the hard-hitting winger. Just don't overrate him -- there are a lot of talented players in Tampa and that will limit his power-play time. Last season, he equalled his career mark of 54 points, but at 30, he has probably already crested his offensive peak.
  • Bolts' Callahan Grabs Two More Points

    News: Ryan Callahan potted a goal and tallied an assist in Monday's Game 3 win over the Blackhawks.
    Analysis: Ryan Callahan has been largely ineffective during the playoffs, but he's turned in consecutive multi-point efforts in Games 2 and 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. The winger has been getting more shots of late -- putting 20 pucks on net in the last five games -- so Callahan could continue to keep up his production the rest of the way.
  • Bolts' Callahan Notches Two Assists In Game 2 Win

    News: Ryan Callahan assisted on two Tampa goals in Saturday's Game 2 win over the Blackhawks.
    Analysis: Ryan Callahan was one of four Lightning skaters to finish with two points on the night, with his assists coming on tallies by Cedric Paquette and Jason Garrison. The 30-year-old winger has generally been a non-factor for much of the postseason, producing only one goal and five helpers in 21 games.
  • Bolts' Callahan Finally Tallies Against Rangers

    News: Ryan Callahan potted his first playoff goal -- and first point since April 29 -- on a power play in Tuesday's Game 6 loss to the Rangers. He finished minus-2 with five shots.
    Analysis: Ryan Callahan got left all alone by the Rangers' defensemen as he floated by the blue line, got fed a long lead pass, and broke in on Henrik Lundqvist with a quick deke to beat him for a stick-side goal. His last point came in Game 7 against Detroit, and Cally had only tallied three helpers over his first 17 playoff games. The appendix surgery that kept him out of the series-clinching Game 6 against Montreal only excuses part of that. Nonetheless, he looks like he's back to full health already, and you can be sure that he'll put forth a strong effort in Game 7 back at his old haunt, Madison Square Garden.
  • Bolts' Callahan (Appendectomy) Returns For Game 1

    News: Callanan (appendectomy) returned to action Saturday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Championship. He underwent surgery five days earlier.
    Analysis: He looked like his regular self -- he was throwing his body around in 14:36 of action. He laid two hits, blocked one shot and finished minus-1. The guy is a warrior. Wow.
  • Lightning's Callahan In The Lineup Saturday

    News: Ryan Callahan is officially in the lineup Saturday against New York, Joe McDonald of ESPN.com reports.
    Analysis: Ryan Callahan is less than a week removed from undergoing an appendectomy, but will be on the ice Saturday. He was able to practice Thursday and Friday and also participated in pregame warmup.
  • Lightning's Callahan Expected To Play Saturday

    News: Ryan Callahan (appendix) is expected to be in the lineup Saturday for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, David Satriano of NHL.com reports
    Analysis: Ryan Callahan underwent an appendectomy Monday and missed Game 6 of Tampa Bay's series against Montreal. After logging a full practice Friday, it appears Callahan is going to play Saturday against New York.
  • Bolts' Callahan (Appendix) Officially A GTD

    News: Ryan Callahan will be a game-time decision for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Joe McDonald of ESPN reports.
    Analysis: While Ryan Callahan is officially a game-time decision, his coach indicated to McDonald that he's likely to play, so expect to see him on the ice.
  • Bolts' Callahan (Appendix) A Game-Time Decision

    News: Ryan Callahan (appendix) indicated that he's day-to-day, but will see how he feels Saturday before determining his status for Game 1, Erik Erlndsson
    Analysis: Ryan Callahan looked to be a full participant at practice Friday, which is an encouraging sign leading into Saturday's game. He reportedly can't damage the injury any more by playing, so it will come down to a pain-tolerance issue.