Steven Stamkos RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

    NHL.com "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'

    NHL.com "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

  • Stamkos really cares about playing in World Cup: 'It's huge'

    Sportsnet "It’s natural to approach the reborn World Cup with some level of skepticism. What, observers wonder, will this thing look, feel and be like when the lights go up at the Air Canada Centre? Landing at a time on the calendar usually reserved for NHL exhibition games and using a somewhat..." September 06

  • For Tavares and Stamkos, a chance to complete some unfinished business

    Toronto Sun "Come Sept. 17, two of the Greater Toronto Area's most gifted hockey-playing native sons will step onto the Air Canada Centre ice, beaming with pride at being able to wear that beloved maple leaf on their chests. Sorry, Toronto, but not THAT maple leaf. The logo in question here is red and..." September 06

  • Stamkos didn't talk to Red Wings before re-signing with Lightning

    The Score "Ken Holland wasn't given an opportunity to lure Steven Stamkos away from the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Detroit Red Wings general manager said Stamkos and his representatives never met with them during the negotiating window before he re-signed. "Through the interview process, we never talked..." July 07

  • Yzerman: Stamkos, Hedman are franchise 'cornerstones'

    The Score "In a matter of days, the Tampa Bay Lightning managed to lock up captain Steven Stamkos and defenseman Victor Hedman to eight-year extensions that were well below market value, and general manager Steve Yzerman credits his stars' desire to win as the reason the deals got done. "With Stamkos and..." July 02

  • Lightning for life? Stamkos explains why he re-signed with Tampa Bay

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a brief free agent flirtation and at least a year of conjecture from the general Toronto area, Steven Stamkos decided to stick with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He raised some eyebrows in doing so for what many believed to be the Bolts’ standing offer: an eight-year deal with a relatively..." June 30

  • Sign and trade also makes sense for Lightning, Steven Stamkos

    Tampa Bay Times "The Steven Stamkos Sweepstakes could be over before Friday's noon opening of unrestricted free agency, whether he re-signs with the Lightning or not. There might be motivation, from both Tampa Bay and Stamkos, to orchestrate a sign-and-trade deal if it becomes clear the captain isn't returning..." June 29

  • Report: Stamkos to remain with Lightning

    The Score "Steven Stamkos isn't going anywhere. The face of the franchise has reportedly decided to remain with the Tampa Bay Lightning, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN." June 29

  • Signing with Leafs would mean big endorsement payday for Stamkos, marketers say

    TSN "If the Toronto Maple Leafs win the race to sign Steven Stamkos, expect another competition to heat up – the battle by corporate Canada to sign him to endorsement deals. At 26, Stamkos has been a high-profile hockey star for close to a decade. He has 50- and 60-goal seasons to his credit,..." June 29

  • Why the Boston Bruins should (and shouldn't) sign Steven Stamkos

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "During a conference call after the NHL draft with Boston media, Don Sweeney dropped a subtle bombshell. Today, the Lightning GM responded. The Bruins are rarely huge players at the start of the free agency period -- usually because they've spent or will eventually spend close to the cap...." June 29

  • Bruins High On List Of Favorites To Sign Steven Stamkos

    NESN "The most common assumption is that Steven Stamkos will either re-up with the Tampa Bay Lightning or sign with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs once NHL free agency opens Friday. A former Lightning executive, however, believes Stamkos also might be considering a third team: the Boston Bruins. Brian..." June 27

  • Steven Stamkos stakes heating up as NHL suitors begin feeling-out process

    Buffalo News "All season, NHL observers waited for Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning to come to terms on a new contract. It never happened and it might be too late for a reunion now between the Bolts and their captain. The NHL’s free agency interview period opened Saturday and players can sign new..." June 27

  • Red Wings clear a path to enter Stamkos Sweepstakes

    TSN "Ken Holland did not mention Steven Stamkos by name, but that wasn’t exactly necessary anyway. The Detroit Red Wings will unequivocally be among the handful of teams making a significant play for hockey’s youngest superstar ever to hit the market, if he makes it there on July 1. Holland..." June 25

  • Rangers To Go After Steven Stamkos

    Blue Seat Blogs "Per John Shannon and Elliotte Friedman on the NHL Network broadcast, the Rangers will be heavy players for Steven Stamkos. The salary cap is going to be a problem, and even with the summer cap the Rangers will need to clear space. But both Shannon and Friedman said that Stamkos will be presented..." June 25

  • Yzerman says he’d consider sign-and-trade for Stamkos

    Sportsnet "Steve Yzerman said earlier in the week he’s doing all he can to sign pending unrestricted free agent Steven Stamkos, but the Tampa Bay Lightning general manager is weighing all his options. Following the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft Friday, Yzerman met with reporters in Buffalo and said he..." June 25

  • Yzerman says door hasn’t ‘closed’ on Lightning signing Stamkos

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman indicated Thursday he's gotten the clarity he needs regarding captain Steven Stamkos' contract situation. "For the time being," he said. Yzerman is just not ready to reveal it. "I think between myself, (agent Don Meehan) and (Stamkos), we know where..." June 24

  • Canucks GM in trouble for tampering for Stamkos comments?

    Puck Drunk Love "Jim Benning needs to learn that it’s not always appropriate to talk. The Vancouver Canucks GM appeared on TSN Radio Vancouver 1040 today to discuss the upcoming draft and free agency. When discussing the topic of Steven Stamkos, Benning said “He’s gonna have lots of interest across the league...." June 23

  • Dreger: Stamkos free agency scene will be ‘insanity’

    Today's Slapshot "Darren Dreger was on Edmonton’s TSN 1260 on Wednesday morning. On the NHL’s negotiating window quickly approaching, and how crazy the Steven Stamkos story will be next week: “Yeah, it’s going to be insanity. I’m looking forward to it, but sort of not. The reason I say that is in our..." June 23

  • Dreger on speculation Sabres ‘going absolutely all-in’ on Stamkos

    Today's Slapshot "On if the Sabres will be able to change Jimmy Vesey’s mind, of if he’ll hit free agency when he becomes eligible in mid-August: “Well, according to the agent, that’s what he’s going to do. He’s going to wait until the middle of August, and they’ll make their final decisions at that point. “I..." June 21

  • Lightning's Steve Yzerman seeks clarity on Steven Stamkos situation by weekend

    Tampa Bay Times "The first domino in what promises to be a busy — and potentially defining — Lightning offseason is the future of captain Steven Stamkos. "Obviously Stammer's situation has a significant impact on what we do moving forward, and what we can do," general manager Steve Yzerman said. And that's..." June 21