Stamkos (lower body) returned to practice Tuesday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Stamkos won't be available for Tampa Bay's final four regular-season games, but he's clearly trending in the right direction for a potential return during the Lightning's first-round playoff series. Stamkos has once again been plagued by injuries in 2020-21, but he's been productive when healthy, having racked up 17 goals and 34 points in 38 contests.
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.
Stamkos (lower body) was placed on long-term injured reserve retroactive to April 8, per CapFriendly.
Stamkos' placement on LTIR indicates he'll be out through at least through May 2. The Lightning have yet to announce a timeline for his return, but this appears to be a more significant injury than originally thought. With the Lightning comfortably in a playoff position, they won't rush the 31-year-old star back into action.
Stamkos (lower body) won't play Thursday or Saturday against the Panthers, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Stamkos has already been sidelined for two games, so although the Lightning have yet to indicate he's dealing with a long-term injury, it's a little disconcerting that he's already been ruled out of Tampa Bay's next two contests. The Bolts are in excellent position to make the playoffs, so they'll likely proceed with caution with Stamkos' recovery. The 31-year-old forward has racked up 17 goals and 34 points in 38 games this campaign.
Stamkos (lower body) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Predators, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
With the playoffs all but locked up, the Lightning won't rush Stamkos back, so he'll miss a second straight game. The 31-year-old's next chance to play is Thursday's home matchup against the Panthers. Stamkos has accrued 17 goals and 17 assists through 38 games this season.
Stamkos (lower body) will not play in Saturday's game against Nashville and is considered "doubtful" for Tuesday's rematch, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
When asked if Stamkos was dealing with a long-term injury, head coach Jon Cooper said he "hopes not" and that the team will know more after it gets back to Tampa. The Lightning captain hasn't been officially ruled out for Tuesday's game in Nashville, but it sounds like he'll sit out until at least Thursday, when the team hosts Florida. Stamkos has 17 goals and 34 points through 38 games this season.
Stamkos (lower body) limped to the locker room during the third period of Thursday's game versus the Blue Jackets, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
It's unclear how Stamkos got injured, but the report that he was limping is not a great sign. With the Lightning leading 6-2 at the time of Stamkos' injury, they may be cautious with the star forward. If he doesn't return to Thursday's game, his first chance to return would be Saturday in Nashville.
Stamkos picked up a power-play assist Thursday in a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jackets.
It's just his second point in six games; both of those points came on the power play. Stamkos hasn't put up a point at even strength since March 20. Like all snipers, he runs both hot and cool, so let's hope this apple results in a bushel.
Stamkos scored a power-play goal on three shots and added three hits in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Stars.
Stamkos tied the game at 1-1 with his goal at 8:08 of the second period. The 31-year-old forward saw a six-game point streak end Sunday versus the Panthers, but it didn't take him long to get back on the scoresheet. He's up to 16 tallies, 31 points, 75 shots on net, 31 hits and a plus-10 rating through 30 contests. Thirteen of his points have come with the man advantage.
Stamkos scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-1 victory over Chicago.
Stammer is on one of his patented streaks -- he's riding a six-game, eight-point scoring streak that includes four goals. There is some risk that his 21.7 shooting percentage will revert toward his career mark of 17.0. He's the Bolts' leading scorer up front with 30 points (15 goals) in just 28 games and second on the team to just Victor Hedman.
Stamkos scored a power-play goal on two shots in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Stars.
Stamkos' third-period tally gave the Lightning a 3-1 lead. The 31-year-old has 14 goals and 27 points through 26 appearances. He's riding a four-game point streak with three goals and two helpers in that span.
Stamkos scored a power-play goal on four shots and added an assist in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Red Wings.
Stamkos tallied at 13:55 of the first period to tie the game at 2-2. He also had an assist on Ondrej Palat's third-period marker to get the Lightning within a goal, but their rally fell short. The 31-year-old Stamkos is up to 12 goals, 12 assists, 61 shots on net, a plus 7 rating and 10 power-play points in 23 contests. He's rarely held off the scoresheet, so the Ontario native should be a fixture in fantasy lineups.
Stamkos scored a goal on three shots in a 3-2 overtime win against Chicago on Thursday.
Stamkos grabbed the puck after an offensive-zone faceoff win and immediately wristed a shot past Chicago netminder Kevin Lankinen, tying the game at 2-2 just 2:55 into the third period. The 30-year-old also enjoyed an effective night in the faceoff circle, winning eight of his 12 attempts (66.7 percent). Stamkos, who has points in three straight contests, boasts 11 goals and 10 assists in 19 games on the year.
Stamkos posted a power-play assist in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Stars.
Stamkos had the secondary helper on Ondrej Palat's opening tally. The 31-year-old Stamkos has collected eight of his 20 points this year on the power play. He's added 47 shots on goal, 10 PIM and a plus-6 rating in 18 contests. He's been better than a point-per-game pace since 2016-17.
Stamkos put up a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-0 win over Dallas.
The goal was a patented Stammer one-timer from the left circle. Stamkos has 10 goals and 19 points in 17 games and sits in a three-way tie for the team lead in scoring. Sure, his shooting percentage (20.5) is a bit high relative to his career mark, but it is very much like his early years when he notched more goals than assists. At 31, Stamkos is looking very much like a younger man and fantasy managers should take full advantage.
Stamkos scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Monday's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.
He was in on each of Tampa's first two goals of the game, leading to his fifth multi-point performance of the season. Stamkos is off to another flying start with nine goals and 17 points through 14 games, and the only thing standing between the 31-year-old and another 90-point campaign might be this year's shortened schedule.
Stamkos and the Lighting will not be playing against Dallas on Thursday after the game was postponed for weather-related concerns, the NHL announced Thursday.
The Lightning last suited up against the Panthers on Monday and will now have to wait until Feb. 22 versus Carolina. With the week layoff, Stamkos will be well-rested as he looks to extend his three-game goal streak.
Stamkos and Tampa Bay's game against the Stars on Thursday has been postponed due to power issues in the Dallas area.
Stamkos will have to wait for Saturday's matchup with Dallas for his next opportunity to build on the eight goals and 15 points he's amassed through 12 games this campaign.
Stamkos (lower body) will suit up versus the Panthers on Monday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Stamkos missed the club's previous two contests due to his lower-body issue, combined with a false-positive for COVID-19 that kept him away from the team. Prior to getting hurt, the elite center racked up four goals and three assists in his last five outings, including a trio of points with the man advantage. Stamkos will not only rejoin the first line but also the top power-play unit.
Stamkos (lower body) remains day-to-day despite being activated from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Sunday, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Stamkos was sidelined by the lower-body injury prior to receiving a false positive test that put him in the protocol. It's unclear at this time whether Stamkos will be ready to suit up for Monday's game against the Panthers.
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|04/04||vs DET||L 1-5||0||1||1||-1||19:12|
|04/03||vs DET||W 2-1||0||0||0||0||17:37|
|04/01||vs CLB||W 3-2||0||1||1||-1||18:25|
|03/30||vs CLB||L 1-3||0||0||0||-1||17:54|
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