Callahan (hip) should be back to 100 percent heading into the 2017-18 campaign, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Callahan was sidelined for the second half of the season due to this hip ailment. There was some hope the winger would be available for the postseason, but with the Lightning coming up short, he was unable to suit back up this year. In his limited 18 appearances, the 32-year-old tallied just two goals and a pair of helpers.
While the team has officially said that the injury will keep Callahan out indefinitely, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Callahan is likely done for the rest of the regular season. At this point, that assessment would not be surprising, considering all the trouble this injury has caused the veteran winger this season. He'll rehab and likely try to make it back for the NHL playoffs if the
Given that Callahan has been ruled out for at least four weeks, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the organization opted to put him on IR. The 31-year-old has been plagued by injuries throughout the 2016-17 campaign, as he's appeared in just 18 games. Even if the winger can shake off his injury woes, fantasy owners may want to look for other fantasy options, considering that he has a mere four points this season.
It's been an injury-plagued campaign for the 31-year-old veteran, but he hasn't been particularly effective even when healthy -- he has just four points to go with a minus-4 rating in 18 games. Based on his recovery timetable, Callahan will be out until at least Feb. 12, with the team's next game not coming until Feb. 18 thanks to the league-mandated bye week.
Callahan (hip) did not take line rushes during pregame warmups and, thus, will not play Friday night's game against the Blue Jackets.
Callahan misses his third straight game and 18th out of the last 21 due to this hip issue that won't seem to go away. He'll have the whole weekend to rest up before the Lightning begin their six-game road trip in Los Angeles on Monday, but hopefully we get some clarity on what's going on before then.