• My Scores
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • Golf

GIF: Steven Stamkos takes knee to head, returns in third period

By Brian Stubits | CBSSports.com

More Playoffs: Schedule, TV listings | Expert Picks | Bracket | Scores | Odds

Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos briefly left Sunday's game in Montreal in the second period after being hit in the head by the knee of Alexei Emelin.

He returned for the Lightning to start the third period.

Stamkos went down while battling with Brandon Prust and then started sliding down the ice when he came across Emelin's knee. It connected with the back of Stamkos' head and the Bolts captain immediately went down in a heap (GIF via @MyRegularFace).

After some on-ice attention, Stamkos was able to get up -- after a stumble -- and skate off the ice under his own power but he was taken to the dressing room and didn't look to be in the best of sorts.

This hit to Stamkos came less than a minute after the Lightning had a go-ahead goal denied on a very dubious goalie interference call. It could very well go down as one of, if not the worst 30 seconds in Tampa Bay Lightning history

Stamkos had 25 goals in just 37 games this season, a season limited by a broken leg in early November after a collision with the goal post in Boston.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nhl Video

November 24, 2015
November 20, 2015
NHL Quick Hits: Artemi Panarin leading rookies
November 18, 2015
NHL announces new All-Star Game format
November 17, 2015
NHL Power Rankings: 11/17


Most Popular

SportsLine Picks and Projections
Get the latest picks and projections sent directly to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
Be on the lookout for the latest picks, lines, projections and analysis in your inbox.