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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) 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

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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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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.

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning 11/17/16, 4:52 am EST

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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.

Source: Erik Erlendsson 11/16/16, 6:19 am EST

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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.

Source: Bob McKenzie 06/29/16, 1:08 pm EST

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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.

Source: Damian Cristodero 03/5/14, 5:13 am EST

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