Steven Stamkos RUMORS & NEWS

  • Steven Stamkos may miss rest of season for Lightning "Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos likely won't return this season, he said Thursday. Stamkos will not play against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre (7:30 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, TSN4, FS-F, NHL.TV) and will miss his 62nd game because of a knee injury. "Yeah, it's probably..." April 06

  • Stamkos out for crucial game vs. Bruins

    TSN "Playing for their postseason lives, the Tampa Bay Lightning will not have Steven Stamkos in the lineup on Tuesday night. Coach Jon Cooper confirmed that the 27-year-old franchise centre will not dress for the team’s matchup with the Boston Bruins at TD Gardens. The Lightning sit four points..." April 04

  • Steven Stamkos remains out for Lightning "Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos will not play against the Dallas Stars at Amalie Arena on Sunday (6 p.m. ET; SUN, FS-SW+, NHL.TV), coach Jon Cooper said. Though Stamkos participated in an optional morning skate, he will miss his 61st consecutive game because of a knee injury. The..." April 02

  • Stamkos still day-to-day, not ready to return tonight

    Tampa Bay Times "It certainly looked like there could be some significantly good news on the Steven Stamkos injury front, with wing Joel Vermin reassigned to AHL Syracuse in the morning. And while it was not an April Fool's joke, Vermin is sticking around with Tampa Bay as Stamkos is not ready to return to the..." April 01

  • Cooper: Stamkos now day-to-day

    TSN "Steven Stamkos is inching closer to joining the Tampa Bay Lightning for their playoff push. Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said Wednesday that he doesn't expect Stamkos to play Thursday against the the Detroit Red Wings, but now considers the team's captain day-to-day. "I think we can start..." March 29

  • Steven Stamkos: Time might be running out for Lightning return this season

    Tampa Bay Times "You can see how much captain Steven Stamkos desperately wants to get back in the Lightning lineup. But even Stamkos admitted Thursday that time might be running out. Stamkos, 27, said progress has been slow in his recovery from mid-November knee surgery. He has been skating for a month; last..." March 24

  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos won't return until he's 100 percent

    Sporting News "Steven Stamkos doesn't know when he'll be back on the ice. With only 10 regular-season games remaining for Tampa Bay, the Lightning center and captain knows his window of opportunity to return is beginning to close. Despite his ambition, he stands firm that he won't push himself to play until..." March 23

  • Stamkos practices with Lightning; still unsure if he'll return this season

    TSN "The Tampa Bay Lightning fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night with three of their regular centres out of the lineup, not including . Stamkos, who underwent meniscus surgery on Nov. 16, has been skating with the Lightning for close to a month, but his return appears far from..." March 17

  • Steven Stamkos joins Lightning teammates for morning skate

    Sportsnet "The Tampa Bay Lightning are more sellers than buyers this trade deadline, already moving Ben Bishop to Los Angeles and Brian Boyle to Toronto (and it’s reported Valtteri Filppula turned down a move to the Leafs). However, they may add a better player than any other team between now and the end..." March 01

  • Steven Stamkos skating, 'progressing well'

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is back on the ice. Stamkos, out since mid-November knee surgery, has been skating on his own, including before Tuesday's morning skate. Stamkos was in full gear Tuesday, working with assistant coach Brad Lauer. Stamkos did stickhandling, shooting, even taking..." February 21

  • Yzerman: Stamkos' recovery 'right on course'

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said while there's still no definite return date for captain Steven Stamkos, he's "right on course" in his recovery from knee surgery. Yzerman, speaking Thursday on the team's online morning skate show, said Stamkos visited with his surgeon last week and..." February 03

  • Can the Lightning withstand a lengthy Stamkos absence?

    Puck Drunk Love "To start off with the obvious, it sucks for the Lightning to lose Steven Stamkos. There’s no doubt it hurts them. By any measure, he’s one of the league’s most prolific scorers. Since entering the NHL, he’s been second only to Alex Ovechkin in terms of scoring rate. Despite prior injuries, he..." November 19

  • Yzerman: 'Not realistic' to replace Stamkos with high-priced player

    Tampa Bay Times "Losing captain Steven Stamkos for four months leaves a considerable void, taking one of the league's top scorers out of the lineup. But don't expect the Lightning to use the trade route to make up for the loss. Putting Stamkos on long-term injured reserve would create some salary cap..." November 18

  • Stamkos to have surgery, could miss four months

    Tampa Bay Times "It looks like the Lightning might have to play without captain Steven Stamkos for most of this season. Stamkos is scheduled to undergo surgery in Vail, Col to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee, with a four-month recovery period a safe estimate. TSN's Bob McKenzie was first to..." November 17

  • Steven Stamkos out indefinitely with a lateral meniscus tear

    Sportsnet "Tampa Bay Lightning‘s general manager Steve Yzerman has announced that captain Steven Stamkos is out indefinitely with a lateral meniscus tear. The 26-year-old left Tuesday’s 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings." November 17

  • Loss of captain Steven Stamkos huge blow to Tampa Bay Lightning, but they've dealt with it before

    ESPN "Losing Steven Stamkos for any length of time is a terrifying thought for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The team's captain appeared to have injured his right leg during the first period of a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Lightning coach Jon Cooper did not give reporters an update..." November 16

  • Steven Stamkos leaves game with lower-body injury "Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos suffered a lower-body injury in the first period of the Bolts' road game at Detroit and will not return to the game, the team announced. While on the penalty kill near the midpoint of the opening period, Stamkos got up off the ice and skated gingerly..." November 16

  • Steven Stamkos: Booing 'ultimate sign of respect' "Toronto Maple Leafs fans joined a rather exclusive club on Tuesday. When fans at Air Canada Centre decided to boo Tampa Bay Lightning center and native son Steven Stamkos for spurning the Maple Leafs' overtures and forsaking unrestricted free agency to re-sign with the team that drafted him, it..." October 26