TAMPA BAY – Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan had successful hip surgery today in New York City at the Hospital for Special Surgery, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. The procedure to repair a labral tear in Callahan’s right hip was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly. He is expected to return to the ice for the Lightning in approximately five months, meaning he will not be able to play for Team USA in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.
Callahan played 73 games for the Lightning in 2015-16, recording 10 goals and 28 points. He also skated in 16 Stanley Cup Playoff games, notching two goals and four points. Callahan has registered 172 career goals and 347 points in 620 career games with the Lightning and New York Rangers.