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NHL: TB Lightning F Steven Stamkos Eyes Early March Return
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NHL: TB Lightning F Steven Stamkos Eyes Early March Return

Feb 24 2014, 10:32pm CST | by

Injured Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos is eyeing a March 6 return after being sidelined for the past three months with a broken right tibia injury he sustained on Nov. 11 against the Boston Bruins.

Injured Tampa Bay Rays forward Steven Stamkos is hinting at an early March return. More specifically, he is eyeing the March 6 game against the Buffalo Sabres, per NHL.com: "Tampa Bay Lightning...

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NHL: TB Lightning F Steven Stamkos Eyes Early March Return

Feb 24 2014, 10:32pm CST | by

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Injured Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos is eyeing a March 6 return after being sidelined for the past three months with a broken right tibia injury he sustained on Nov. 11 against the Boston Bruins.

Injured Tampa Bay Rays forward Steven Stamkos is hinting at an early March return.

More specifically, he is eyeing the March 6 game against the Buffalo Sabres, per NHL.com:

"Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos told reporters Monday that he is targeting a March 6 game against the Buffalo Sabres for his return to the lineup.

"Stamkos said an X-ray taken of his surgically repaired right tibia Monday 'looks really good,' but 'we're playing it smart.' He said his next medical evaluation is scheduled for March 5.

"Stamkos broke his leg when he fell into a goal post Nov. 11 during a game against the Boston Bruins and he had surgery the next day. He had been hoping to recover in time to play for Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympics but had to withdraw when a CAT scan performed Feb. 5 showed his leg had not fully healed.

"While Stamkos certainly was disappointed to not have the chance to go to Russia, he said not having the specter of having to be ready by a certain date has made his recovery a bit more relaxing."

According to the same update, he expressed confidence his situation will progress sooner than expected.

"It did feel good (Feb. 5), but it feels even better now. Maybe I wasn't as far along as I thought, knowing how much better it has felt now that I have kept working on it and taking a couple of days off. It's just going to continually get better and that's positive knowing it's doing that.

"I think now it was kind of a relief for that whole thing (the Olympic experience) to be over and done with. Just to get all that stuff out of the way and to focus on one thing and that's getting back and playing for Tampa."

Missy Ziellnski of the Lightning's official website also confirms Stamkos' targeted return on March 6. She also adds the Tampa Bay alternate captain "felt very comfortable in cutting, turning and stopping situations" during the Lightning's mini-camp in Orlando last weekend.

On the other hand, Damian Cristodero of The Tampa Bay Times estimates Stamkos' right tibia as "between 95 to 98 percent healed." He also stresses the Lighting forward will miss the upcoming four-game road trip against the Nashville Predators, Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues.

However, he will accompany his teammates on the road swing while continuing his rehabilitation. Cristodero also notes Stamkos has been cleared to take full contact during practices. Both Ziellnski and Cristodero affirm Stamkos will have another medical evaluation on March 5, a date which coincides with the NHL trade deadline.

The 24-year-old sensation has missed 41 games in the 2013-14 NHL season. Prior to his unfortunate injury against the Bruins, he amassed 14 goals for 23 points in 17 games.

 
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This or That? Avs’ Varlamov vs. Bolts’ Bishop

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This or That? Avs’ Varlamov vs. Bolts’ Bishop

Sep 3 2014 12:24pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

This or That? is an ongoing feature at Sportsnet.ca that pits two players with obvious—and sometimes, not-so-obvious—ties and attempts to answer the basic question, “Who would you rather have?” Readers can offer their two cents by answering the poll at the bottom. They were the masked men driving two of last season’s biggest surprise teams. The Colorado Avalanche finished with the NHL’s third-highest points total dur ...
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This or That? Avs’ Varlamov vs. Bolts’ Bishop

Sep 3 2014 12:24pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

This or That? is an ongoing feature at Sportsnet.ca that pits two players with obvious—and sometimes, not-so-obvious—ties and attempts to answer the basic question, “Who would you rather have?” Readers can offer their two cents by answering the poll at the bottom. They were the masked men driving two of last season’s biggest surprise teams. The Colorado Avalanche finished with the NHL’s third-highest points total during the 2013-14 campaign despit ...
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This or That? Avs’ Varlamov vs. Bolts’ Bishop

Sep 3 2014 12:24pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

This or That? is an ongoing feature at Sportsnet.ca that pits two players with obvious—and sometimes, not-so-obvious—ties and attempts to answer the basic question, “Who would you rather have?” Readers can offer their two cents by answering the poll at the bottom. They were the masked men driving two of last season’s biggest surprise teams. The Colorado Avalanche finished with the NHL’s third-highest points total during the 2013-14 c ...
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Canadiens, Sportsnet ink new regional deal

Sep 2 2014 1:13pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Habs fans will see every play, every save, and every goal of every period for the next three seasons as Sportsnet today announced it has reached a three-year broadcast rights agreement with the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the official English-language regional television rights holder. The new agreement begins this season and includes 42 regional games. When combined with the national package of 40 Canadiens games, the NHL on Sportsnet wi ...
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1 week ago

Canadiens, Sportsnet ink new regional deal

Sep 2 2014 1:13pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Habs fans will see every play, every save, and every goal of every period for the next three seasons as Sportsnet today announced it has reached a three-year broadcast rights agreement with the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the official English-language regional television rights holder. The new agreement begins this season and includes 42 regional games. When combined with the national package of ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 week ago

Canadiens, Sportsnet ink new regional deal

Sep 2 2014 1:13pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Habs fans will see every play, every save, and every goal of every period for the next three seasons as Sportsnet today announced it has reached a three-year broadcast rights agreement with the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the official English-language regional television rights holder. The new agreement begins this season and includes 42 regional games. When combined with the national package of 40 Canadiens games, the NHL on Sportsnet will deliver to fans all 82 reg ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 week ago

Canadiens, Sportsnet ink new regional deal

Sep 2 2014 1:13pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Habs fans will see every play, every save, and every goal of every period for the next three seasons as Sportsnet today announced it has reached a three-year broadcast rights agreement with the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the official English-language regional television rights holder. The new agreement begins this season and includes 42 regional games. When combined with the national package of 40 Canadiens games, the NHL on Sportsnet will deliver to fans al ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 week ago

Canadiens, Sportsnet ink new regional deal

Sep 2 2014 1:13pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Habs fans will see every play, every save, and every goal of every period for the next three seasons as Sportsnet today announced it has reached a three-year broadcast rights agreement with the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the official English-language regional television rights holder. The new agreement begins this season and includes 42 regional games. When combined with the national package of 40 Canadiens games, the NHL on Sportsnet will deliver to fans all 82 regular seas ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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