Stamkos (lower-body) will be in the Lightning lineup for Game 1.
Stamkos (lower-body) practiced on Monday and is expected to play in Game 1.
Stamkos missed the final three games of the regular season but it was mostly just to ensure he would be ready for the start of the postseason. Stamkos had another good season, picking up 86 points (27G / 59A) in 78 games and will look forward to actually being healthy for the playoffs this season.
Source: Joe Smith 04/9/18, 11:33 am EST
Stamkos (lower-body) will miss the final two games of the regular season.
Stamkos will miss his second straight game with a lower-body injury and won’t play on Saturday either. This isn’t surprising as the Lightning obviously want their star centre to be good-to-go for the playoffs. The plan right now is to have Stamkos practice next week ahead of the postseason.
Stamkos (lower-body) will not play on Tuesday.
Even though Tuesday’s game is really important for the Lightning, Stamkos just isn’t quite ready to play after re-aggravating a nagging lower-body injury on Sunday. With Stamkos out, Brayden Point will centre the Lighting’s top line with Nikita Kucherov and J.T. Miller.
Source: Joe Smith 04/3/18, 11:06 am EST
Stamkos (lower-body) is questionable for Tuesday.
Stamkos left Sunday’s game against the Predators and did not return. Tomorrow is a crucial game for the Lightning as they play host to their Atlantic Division foe, the Boston Bruins. Monitor Stammer’s status during the Lightning’s morning skate, his availability for that should be directly related to his availability for the game.
Source: Bryan Burns 04/2/18, 1:32 pm EST
Stamkos (lower-body) will return to the Lightning lineup on Thursday.
Source: Joe Smith 03/29/18, 4:07 pm EST
Stamkos (lower-body) will not be in the Lightning lineup on Monday.
This is a tough break for owners who are relying on Stamkos in the finals this week, but it head coach Jon Cooper said it is not a long-term injury. Stamkos is listed as day-to-day and should travel for the Lightning's back-to-back in Boston/New York later this week.
Stamkos (knee) will not play on Friday.
Source: Joe Smith 04/7/17, 2:22 pm EST
Stamkos (knee) will not play on Thursday.
Stamkos (knee) will not play on Saturday.
Source: Joe Smith 04/1/17, 7:28 am EST
Stamkos (knee) will not play on Thursday.
Stamkos continues to practice with the Lightning and took part in line rushes for the second straight game, but will not face the Red Wings tonight. Monitor his status leading up to the Lightning’s back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday.
Stamkos (knee) is day-to-day; not expected to play Thursday, but could return this weekend.
Source: Joe Smith 03/29/17, 10:06 am EST
Stamkos is out indefinitely with a lateral meniscus tear.
Stamkos left Tuesday’s game after getting twisted up on the sideboards. Stamkos was unable to put any weight on his leg as he left the ice and the Lightning confirmed the concern that it was a series injury. Stamkos has had a tough time with serious injuries during the last few years. He will undergo surgery for a lateral meniscus tear, but there is no timetable for his return.
Stamkos (lower-body) is heading back to Tampa Bay for further evaluation.
Stamkos appeared to twist his knee in the first period of the Lightning's win in Detroit on Tuesday. Stamkos was unable to put any weight on his right leg as he left the ice and headed down the tunnel. Stamkos did not return to the game and returning to Tampa Bay for further evaluation suggests the injury could force him to miss some time.
Stamkos is reportedly re-signing with the Lightning; expected to be around eight years, $68 million ($8.5M AAV).
The Lightning cut it close, signing Stamkos two days before he hit the free agency market. There were a tonne of teams hoping Stamkos would become a free agent, but it looks like he will be with the Lightning through the 2023-24 NHL season. Stamkos missed games at the end of the season with a blood clot issue, but he finished with 36 goals and 28 assists (64 points) in 77 games.
Stamkos (blood clot) will not play in Game 2; still no timetable for his return.
Stamkos requires surgery to remove a blood clot near his collarbone; will miss 1-3 months.
Steven Stamkos says he feels "pretty good" today and expects to play in Game 4 tomorrow.
Stamkos left last night's game after taking a knee to the head. Good news that the Lightning captain will be back for Game 4 with this team down 3-0 in the series.
Stamkos (leg) is not on the ice for the Lightning morning skate, but will plat tonight.
Stamkos has played over 21 minutes in each of his first two games back and said that he felt good. The team says he just took his option; Stamkos said he would pick and choose days to take off.
Stamkos (leg) has been cleared to play and will be back in the lineup Thursday.
Stamkos has missed 45 games with fractured right tibia but his long awaited return will come on Thursday against the Sabres. This has to feel like the best trade deadline acquisition for the Lightning. Stamkos was excellent before getting hurt. He scored 14 goals and nine assists (23 points) in 17 games. He is a tremendous athlete and will probably be able to pick-up right where he left off.