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Quick Strikes: Lightning lose Callahan for four weeks

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It seems he hasn’t fully recovered from his hip surgery from the summer.

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The Bolts

Well, this isn’t good. The Lightning announced Sunday that Ryan Callahan will miss four weeks. Side note: Why was he allowed back in the first place? [Tampa Bay Times]

Joel Vermin has been recalled from Syracuse. [Syracuse.com]

Hear from JT Brown as he gives an update on his condition. He also discusses diversity in hockey, as we honor Martin Luther King Jr. today.

Is this six-game road trip the make-or-break point of the season? Can’t see how it’s not. [Tampa Bay Times]

Have you read Martin St. Louis’ letter to fans? [Lightning.nhl.com]

The Game

The National No Fun Hockey League has gotten rid of the breakaway challenge at All-Star Weekend. [Yahoo Sports]

Robin Lehner says the Sabres aren’t doing what they’re getting paid to do: “Right now some games when it goes wrong, everyone is kind of all over the place and it’s kind of hard to pinpoint.” [The Buffalo News]

Sure, the Canadiens have Shea Weber, but their best defenseman is actually Jeff Petry. [Sportsnet]

Aww, look at a young Bruce Boudreau.

Justin Schultz, who “didn’t even want to be on the ice” but “crawl in a hole” a year ago, is now feeling at home with the Penguins. [NHL.com]

The Capitals are on a nine-game winning streak after dominating the Flyers to a 5-0 win. [Washington Post]