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Lightning forward Ryan Callahan placed on long-term injury reserve with degenerative disc disease

Posted: 5:54 PM, Jun 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-21 09:07:56-04
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TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning placed forward Ryan Callahan on long-term injury reserve with degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced Thursday.

The injury is expected to end his professional hockey career.

The 34-year-old Callahan skated in 52 games with the Lightning during the 2018-19 season, collecting seven goals and 17 points to go along with 14 penalty minutes.

The Rochester, New York native has appeared in 757 career NHL games with the Bolts and New York Rangers, recording 186 goals and 386 points.