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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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No one has more fun than Drew Doughty

Oct 23 2014 12:45pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

This article originally appeared in Sportsnet Magazine. If you stand on the deck of Drew Doughty’s house and gaze across the expanse of his generous backyard, you’ll see a stand of pine trees. And in those trees, to the left of the tennis court and the basketball hoop and the glistening pool, is a play structure with swings, a slide—the whole bit. And up above there are the bones of a tree fort. You can’t help yourself. You have to ask. “Drew, is that yours, or . ...
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Seguin, Andersen and Stamkos named NHL’s three stars of the week

Oct 20 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: globeandmail

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Devils beat Lightning for third straight win

Oct 14 2014 9:25pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAMPA, Fla. – Cory Schneider made 26 saves, Mike Cammalleri had a tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Tuesday night to extend their season-opening winning streak to three games, all on the road. Travis Zajac had the other New Jersey goal. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet F ...
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Devils beat Lightning for third straight win

Oct 14 2014 9:25pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAMPA, Fla. – Cory Schneider made 26 saves, Mike Cammalleri had a tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Tuesday night to extend their season-opening winning streak to three games, all on the road. Travis Zajac had the other New Jersey goal. More NHL on Sportsnet: Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey ...
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