Callahan (hip) has been cleared for contact, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Callahan reportedly shed his non-contact jersey in practice Friday, and got some work in with starting goalie Ben Bishop. While there are clear signs that Callahan's making progress, his original return timetable of early November has not changed. If your league is deep enough, consider stashing the offensive producer now, tucking him on your bench or IR spot until he's ready to return.
He'll need time on assignment to get up to speed, and once back, he may struggle with the pace of the game initially. Callahan should remain on the wire until he shows he can keep up upon his return.
Callahan (hip) is progressing well and remains "on schedule" for a mid-November return, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
He's at camp, but not cleared for contact yet. Callahan will need to work hard to get up to game speed for a team that is built on skills he just doesn't seem to have anymore.
Callahan underwent surgery for a labral tear in his hip this past June, causing him to withdraw from the World Cup of Hockey, which begins Sept. 17. Since the veteran winger was given a five-month recovery timetable, it appears that he's right on schedule. Callahan's 2015-16 campaign saw him register a mere 28 points in 73 games, and the emergence of Jonathan Drouin in the playoffs could make it quite difficult for the veteran to climb back into a top-six role once he's healthy. If you're a conservative fantasy owner, steer clear of Callahan in drafts.
Callahan will miss five months after undergoing surgery to repair a labral tear.
Callahan has been ruled out of the World Cup of Hockey and, given the timeline, is expected to miss the first month of the 2016-17 season. The 31-year-old's absence will be a significant blow for the US team, although fellow American, and postseason hero, Phil Kessel should be available to slot in as a replacement. Despite a drop off in production during 2015-16, fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned about the winger missing the open month of the year as he continues to have solid value in most formats.