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Callahan, Brown day-to-day with injuries

The Lightning forwards were held out of Sunday's game against the Penguins with lower-body and upper-body injuries.

by Jeff Odom /

The Tampa Bay Lightning's infirmary got a little more crowded before Sunday's 6-2 defeat against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The team announced prior to puck drop that forwards Ryan Callahan and J.T. Brown are day-to-day with lower-body and upper-body injuries, respectively. Both were held out against Pittsburgh as the Lightning called up Erik Condra and Michael Bournival from AHL Syracuse to fill their spots early Sunday morning.

Brown left Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Philadelphia in the third period after unsuspectingly taking a hit from Flyers defenseman Wayne Simmonds to the head while turning up ice before subsequently collapsing in pain.

Simmonds was not penalized for the hit. Brown did not return.

Asked about the play after the game, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said it "didn't look good."

The loss of Callahan -- who previously missed significant time this season due to injury before returning on Jan. 3 against Winnipeg -- and Brown only adds to Tampa Bay's recent injury woes. Veteran defenseman Braydon Coburn sustained an upper-body injury in Thursday's home loss to Nashville and remains day-to-day.

To see the team's full injury report, click here.

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