Ryan Callahan RW TB 2 days ago

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.

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.

Ryan Callahan RW TB 2 weeks ago

Callanan (appendectomy) returned to action Saturday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Championship. He underwent surgery five days earlier.

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.

Ryan Callahan RW TB 2 weeks ago

Callahan is officially in the lineup Saturday against New York, Joe McDonald of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Ryan Callahan RW TB 2 weeks ago

Callahan (appendix) is expected to be in the lineup Saturday for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, David Satriano of NHL.com reports

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.

Ryan Callahan RW TB 2 weeks ago

Callahan will be a game-time decision for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Joe McDonald of ESPN reports.

While 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.

Ryan Callahan RW TB 2 weeks ago

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

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.

Ryan Callahan RW TB 2 weeks ago

Callahan (appendix) appears to be a full participant at Friday's practice, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Callahan missed Tuesday's Game 6 against the Canadiens, after undergoing an appendectomy on Monday. The issue was discovered before his appendix ruptured, and he was thus able to participate in Thursday's practice. With consecutive practices under his belt, Callahan is seemingly on track to play in Sunday's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against his former team. If he doesn't suit up, Jonathan Marchessault will likely be active again.

Ryan Callahan RW TB 2 weeks ago

Callahan (appendix) skated Thursday morning and will take part in practice, Erik Erlendson of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports.

Just three days after an emergency appendectomy, Callahan is back on the ice as the Lightning prepare for the start of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday afternoon. Callahan, who missed Game 6 against the Canadiens on Tuesday, should still be considered questionable for Saturday until the team says otherwise, but the fact that he's on the ice makes it seem likely he'll be ready to go.

Ryan Callahan RW TB 2 weeks ago

Callahan (appendectomy) has been formally ruled out for Tuesday's Game 6 against the Canadiens, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Callahan never seemed to have a realistic chance of playing after requiring an emergency appendectomy Monday night, but coach Jon Cooper had previously called the winger "doubtful" Tuesday morning just to give the opposition something to think about. With the winger sidelined until at least a potential Game 7, it looks like Jonathan Marchessault will enter the lineup, while Cedric Paquette moves up to take Callahan's place on the second line.

Ryan Callahan RW TB 2 weeks ago

Lightning coach Jon Cooper said Callahan (appendectomy) is considered doubtful for Tuesday's Game 6 against the Canadiens, adding that the winger should recover within a matter of days, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Callahan was thought to be looking at an extended absence, after undergoing an emergency appendectomy Monday evening. The issue was reportedly caught before his appendix ruptured, and the Lightning thus believe Callahan could be healthy within a matter of days. While still highly unlikely to play in Tuesday's game, he could perhaps return for Thursday's Game 7 in Montreal, if the Lightning lose Tuesday night.