Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Player Notes in the Playoffs (May 12)

There was no action on Monday night, but that didn't mean there wasn't any news in the evening, as the Tampa Bay Lightning announced that Box 17 forward Ryan Callahan underwent an emergency appendectomy on Monday night and his availability for Tuesday night's Game 6 at home against the Canadiens has been dissolved.  Callahan will be listed as out indefinitely and is now unlikely to rejoin the team any time soon.

Callahan has been taken 12 times in the pool this year, but has been relatively disappointing, picking up 3 assists in 12 games played.

The Lightning have yet another chance to knock off the Canadiens tonight, in the only game of the night, and they will again go with their number one guy, Ben Bishop, who has seven wins in these playoffs. Bishop is being chased down by Habs keeper and regular season MVP, Carey Price, who is now up to six wins and trying to notch his seventh.

The Canadiens are carrying a ton of momentum into Game 6 tonight, but the Lightning have the benefit of home-ice and they have a fallen teammate to play for, so there should be a lot of heart in it, trying to finish it all off and be the first team into the Eastern Conference Finals.

An updated list of injuries can be found here.

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