BREAKING: Ryan Callahan can no longer play professional hockey

According to Tampa Bay Lightning reporter Caley Chelios, Tampa GM Julien BriseBois stated that Ryan Callahan's professional hockey career may be over due to a degenerative back disease and is strongly recommended that he no longer play professional hockey.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have placed Ryan Callahan on LTIR with a degenerative disc disease of the lumber spine, Tampa vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Callahan, who is 34, played 52 games with the Bolts last season scoring 7 goals and 17 assists. Throughout his career, Callahan played 757 NHL games with the Lightning and the New York Rangers, where he recorded 186 goals and 200 assists and captained the team.

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