Stamkos (lower body) is expected to resume skating in 7-10 days, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

Coach Jon Cooper is "extremely optimistic" Stamkos will be ready to return once he's eligible to come off long-term injured reserve May 2. While that's great news for the Lightning, it also means Stamkos will only get a handful of games in prior to the NHL playoffs, leaving fantasy managers who are still holding onto the star forward in a tough spot.

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