Hope Fading for a Stamkos Return

It’s looking less and less like Steven Stamkos will return in this year’s playoffs. The Tampa Bay Lightning centre didn’t rule himself all the way out of Friday’s contest against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but he did say there was a “95 percent chance” he wouldn’t suit up. He practiced on Thursday, but admitted that nothingContinue reading “Hope Fading for a Stamkos Return”

Steven Stamkos Out One to Three Months

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos will be out one to three months in order to treat a type of vascular thoracic outlet syndrome near his right collarbone. Stamkos will be having surgery on Monday and is expected to fully recover. On Saturday, the 26-year-old missed his first game of the season due to whatContinue reading “Steven Stamkos Out One to Three Months”

Yzerman: Stamkos is Staying Put – For Now

Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman says that Steven Stamkos isn’t going anywhere ahead of the February 29 trade deadline. “I have said repeatedly that it is our hope to reach an agreement with Steven on a new contract at some point, and with 27 games remaining in the season, our entire organization, StevenContinue reading “Yzerman: Stamkos is Staying Put – For Now”

Stamkos Practices With Lightning Again

Steven Stamkos has taken another step toward his recovery. He skated with his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates on Thursday morning as the club prepared to face off against the New York Islanders. It’s the first time Stamkos has participated in a morning skate since he was injured in November. Prior to Thursday morning’s big stepContinue reading “Stamkos Practices With Lightning Again”

Canada Eliminated from World Hockey Championships

With Corey Perry as the lone Olympian on the Canadian squad, the team fell to the Russians in the World Hockey Championships on Thursday. The Russians took the victory in the quarterfinal matchup by a final score of 5-2. The game drew immediate comparisons to the last time the Canadians and Russians met. The OlympicContinue reading “Canada Eliminated from World Hockey Championships”