Steven Stamkos said he missed playing for Canada at the world championship that wraps up today in Helsinki, Finland, but does not regret the decision to rest and rehabilitate his aching left shoulder.

"It feels good," the Lightning center said of the irritated bursa sac with which he played the last month of the season.

"It was just nice to get that month of rest and relax and make sure it was healthy so it didn't hinder me when it came to training."

Stamkos, 22, who this season became the 20th NHL player to score 60 goals, was in Tampa on Saturday to receive the Award of Excellence from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tamp Bay, given to "outstanding role models who give of their time to charitable causes."