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Stamkos (lower-body) will not be a full participant in training camp but is expected to be ready for the round-robin.

When the season was paused, Stamkos was out after undergoing surgery to repair a core muscle injury. He was 100 percent healthy in his return to the ice but suffered a new lower-body injury in a training session in Tampa Bay. Still, GM Julien BriseBois fully expects Stamjos to be ready for the round-robin that starts for the Lighting on August 3rd.

Source: Diana Nearhos 07/11/20, 11:02 am EST

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Stamkos (undisclosed) is not expected to play on Thursday.

Stamkos left Tuesday's game vs. the Maple Leafs when an old injury popped back up. Stamkos is not on the ice for the morning skate, so don't expect him to play tonight vs. the Blackhawks. Ondrej Palat moved up to the top line after Stamkos left Tuesday's game and Mitchell Stephens was recalled from the AHL on Wednesday.

Source: Bryan Burns 02/27/20, 10:36 am EST

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Stamkos (lower-body) left Tuesday's game and did not return.

Head coach Jon Cooper said that the injury that Stamkos has been dealing with came up again. Stamkos has only missed a total of six games this season but has been dealing with a lower-body injury on-and-off. With Tampa Bay sitting comfortably in second in the Atlantic Division, don't be surprised if Stamkos misses some time to ensure he's 100 percent for the playoffs.

Source: Joe Smith 02/26/20, 11:01 am EST

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Stamkos (lower-body) won't play Monday but is expected to play this week.

Head coach Jon Cooper called Stamkos "day-to-dayish" and said he hopes he'll play by the end of the week. With Stamkos out, the Lightning are leaning heavily on the Anthony Cirelli line for secondary scoring. After tonight, Tampa Bay has three more games this week--Wednesday vs. St. Louis, Friday in Washington and Saturday vs. Carolina.

Source: Joe Smith 11/25/19, 11:32 am EST

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Stamkos (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.

Stamkos missed the morning skate but head coach Jon Cooper expects him to play on Tuesday. Cory Conacher was brought up from the AHL in case Stamkos can't play. Stamkos is currently on a five-game point streak, posting two goals and six assists (eight points) during that stretch.

Source: Bryan Burns 11/19/19, 2:10 pm EST

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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

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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.

Source: Bryan Burns 04/6/18, 11:48 am EST

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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

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