Ryan Callahan RW TB 12 Hrs

Callahan (lower body) was moved to injured reserve Saturday, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

The placement on IR will be retroactive to Callahan's most-recent game on Oct. 20, allowing the forward to return to action as soon as the team's medical staff deems him fit to play. Callahan was able to get in a skate Friday, but because the Bolts are labeling his injury as week-to-week, there's no guarantee that he'll be back in action within a few games.

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Callahan (lower body) skated on his own after Friday's morning session, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Callahan won't be an option Friday against the Jets and perhaps a few more games beyond that, but he noted after the skate that he's been pleased with the progress he's made in the recovery from the injury. He'll still have to incorporate some more additional activities into his workouts before receiving clearance to play.

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Coach Jon Cooper said Tuesday that the Lightning are viewing Callahan's lower-body injury as a week-to-week concern, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Cooper did acknowledge that if Callahan shows positive progress in the next couple of days, he could receive an upgrade to "day-to-day" status, but for now, the Bolts appear to be proceeding with the idea that the forward will be out for multiple games. Callahan has never been a high-end fantasy asset with only one 50-point season on his resume, but he had been one of Tampa's top producers through the team's first six games, tallying three goals and two assists. Tyler Johnson is expected to get the first crack at filling in for Callahan on the Steven Stamkos-Ondrej Palat line.

Ryan Callahan RW TB 5 Days

Callahan (lower body) appears unlikely to play Tuesday versus the Flames, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Coach Jon Cooper said on Monday that both Callahan and Alex Killorn (undisclosed) would need miraculous recoveries in order to return to play Tuesday, leaving serious doubt about the availability of both players. The Bolts declined to hold a morning skate Tuesday, so Callahan's status likely won't be officially known until pregame warmups.

Ryan Callahan RW TB 5 Days

Callahan suffered a lower-body injury in Monday's game against the Oilers and will not return, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Tampa Bay has a short turnaround after Monday's game with a matchup against the Flames awaiting them Tuesday. Callahan's status for Tuesday's game is currently up in the air until the Lightning update the severity of his injury.

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Callahan notched a game-winning power-play goal and added an assist in Saturday's win over Vancouver.

It's been a great start for Callahan, who has three goals and five points through five games thus far. Callahan has never surpassed 54 points in a season, but with Stamkos as his linemate at even-strength and on the power play, 60 points are definitely possible for the former-Ranger. As long as he remain healthy, Callahan is a reliable fantasy option who delivers in multiple categories.

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Callahan scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's 7-1 win over Montreal.

He's never scored more than 54 points in a season, but he could hit 60 this year given the potency of the Bolts' lineup. So far, he has three points in three games.

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Callahan tucked home a rebound on a five-on-three power play in Tampa Bay's 3-2 overtime victory over Florida on Thursday night.

It's unlikely we'll see Callahan better his career mark of 54 points, but he should be a solid, secondary point getter in a potent Bolts' offence.

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Callahan could start the season on the top line with Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat, reports the Tampa Bay Times. The trio was together at camp on Friday and head coach Jon Cooper was quick to tell reporters, "I don't think there's an open audition," to play with Stamkos.

Callahan didn't really spend a lot of time with Stammer last season, so he's the likely odd man out if there's juggling. But Palat had great success beside Stammer late in 2013-14. Stamkos himself liked the trio: "Obviously you want a mix of everything on a line," Stamkos said. "You want a guy who can distribute the puck, a guy that can shoot, and a guy that can go into a corner and get it. With the guys I was playing with (Friday), we had a good combination of that."

Ryan Callahan RW TB 4 Months

Ryan Callahan was utilized as a key scout for the Tampa Bay Lightning during the free agent process.

The Bolts signed his former New York Rangers teammates Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman on the first day of free agency. GM Steve Yzerman said Callahan was a "wealth of information" for the team. Callahan was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent as well, but he re-upped with the Lightning on a six-year, $34.8 million pact last week.