Ryan Callahan misses Blue Jackets game with upper-body injury; Coburn returns

Ryan Callahan skated during Tuesday's optional morning skate, but he missed the game with an upper-body injury.
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24), seen before a Oct. 18 game, returns to the lineup in Edmonton. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24), seen before a Oct. 18 game, returns to the lineup in Edmonton. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
Published January 8
Updated January 8

TAMPA — Ryan Callahan missed Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury.

The Lightning listed him as day-to-day. He skated during Tuesday morning's optional skate after missing Monday's practice for a body maintenance day.

Coach Jon Cooper said after the game Callahan re-aggrevated something and he didn't expect him to be out long. Callahan missed the beginning of the season recovering from shoulder surgery and missed two games in December after his back seized up.

Danick Martel replaced Callahan in the lineup.

While Callahan left the lineup, defenseman Braydon Coburn returned. He missed Saturday's game against San Jose with an upper-body injury but was a full participant in practice Monday.

The Lightning training staff wanted to see how Cobrun responded to practice, assistant coach Derek Lalonde said. Apparently well enough.

He played while Erik Cernak took his turn to sit out a game. Lightning defensemen have taken turns as healthy scratches because they have seven healthy defensemen the team wants to have on the ice.

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