Ryan Callahan (lower body) returned to the ice Saturday night, recording an assist and a shot on goal in the contest against the Ducks.
Callahan was considered a game-time decision Saturday, but was ultimately able to give it a go. The Tampa Bay Lightning sent multiple players back to AHL Syracuse on Sunday, likely indicating Callahan didn't suffer any setbacks and should continue to be good to go moving forward. He'll look to add to his seven total points (four goals, three assists) Wednesday against the Kings.
Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said Ryan Callahan (lower body) is considered a game-time decision Saturday night against the Ducks, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Callahan's injury caused him to miss Thursday's matchup with the Rangers, but he reportedly practiced Friday and donned a regular jersey, as opposed to wearing the red "don't hit me" uniform. Look for Tampa to shed more light on Callahan's status ahead of the puck drop.
Ryan Callahan (lower body) was on the ice at Friday's practice, Bryan Burns of Tampa Bay Lightning .NHL.com reports.
Callahan was held out of Thursday's game with a lower-body injury, but his presence at Friday's practice is certainly an encouraging sign, especially considering he was not limited. While the team is yet to comment, it would appear as though Callahan has a good chance to be back in action Saturday against the Ducks.
Ryan Callahan (lower body) was not on the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he won't play Thursday against the Rangers, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Callahan was expected to miss the contest, but was later changed to a game-time decision. He will indeed miss the game, with Mike Angelidis expected to draw into the lineup in his place. The winger's next chance to return will come Saturday against the Ducks.
Callahan would likely slot into the top line with Stamkos and Namestnikov if he is able to play Thursday. If he isn't able to go, Nikita Kucherov will most likely play on the top line. The 30-year-old New York state native has been struggling to start the season, notching just six points through 20 contests.