Steven Stamkos RUMORS & NEWS

  • On Steven Stamkos' Toronto temptation

    CBSSports.com "Leave it to a promotional ball hockey event in late July to stir up one of the hottest discussions in hockey. If that isn't a true sign of it being the offseason, I don't know what is. Steven Stamkos' appearance at said event, held in Toronto, afforded media in attendance the opportunity to ask..." July 26

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    Louis Jean @LouisJean_TVA

    Steven Stamkos says he'll play tomorrow. #Lightning @NHL

  • Stamkos’ return helps give Bolts’ power play a new look

    Tampa Tribune "With Steven Stamkos once again perched inside the left circle, the Lightning power play has almost instantly transformed from fizzle to sizzle. Entering tonight’s game against the New York Islanders, Tampa Bay’s power play is on a 9-for-25 tear (36 percent) in the past seven games, registering..." March 27

  • First Bolts captain knows Steven Stamkos will excel with 'C'

    Fox Sports Florida "The thing about serving as a captain in the NHL is that nobody sets out to become one. Like leadership itself, the development is organic, and if the right combination of timing and chance allow, wearing the "C" stands as one of hockey's greatest honors. Paul Ysebaert, the Tampa Bay Lightning's..." March 18

  • Stamkos working to regain his touch

    Tampa Tribune "After almost four months away from the game, Steven Stamkos is hardly back to form after three games. Though returning to the ice and getting back into games brought Stamkos back into his natural environment, the game hardly feels completely natural at this point. “For me, a lot of it is..." March 13

  • Lightning name Stamkos captain

    TheScore.com "With Martin St. Louis now a New York Ranger, it appears the Tampa Bay Lightning have selected the obvious choice to replace him as team captain. Stamkos, who is making his return to the lineup Thursday against the Buffalo Sabres after 45-game absence due to a broken tibia suffered in November,..." March 08

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    Steven Stamkos @RealStamkos91

    Just left the doctors office. Got the green light. See you tomorrow Bolts fans. Excited to be back !!

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    Damian Cristodero @LightningTimes

    Steven Stamkos, out 41 games with a broken right tibia, will not play on upcoming road trip. Shooting for March 6 return at home vs. Sabres.

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    Marty St. Louis replaces Steven Stamkos on Canada's Olympic team.

  • St. Louis to take Stamkos' place on Canadian roster

    NHL.com "Tampa Bay Lightning captain Martin St. Louis has been selected to replace Steven Stamkos on Canada's roster for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Hockey Canada announced Thursday morning. St. Louis will be going to his second Olympics, having played for Canada in 2006. It'll be his first international..." February 06

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    Chip Alexander @ice_chip

    Tough break for Steven Stamkos, who won't play for Canada in Olympics.

  • Stamkos not cleared for game participation, will miss olympics

    NHL.com "Tampa Bay Lightning Center Steven Stamkos will not be able to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Stamkos underwent a CT Scan (which offers a three-dimensional view of the bone) this afternoon and then met with..." February 05

  • Steven Stamkos expected to play Saturday, make decision for Sochi

    SB Nation "A nation is anxiously holding its breath in anticipation of a jersey color. Tampa Bay Lightning superstar and Team Canada hopeful Steven Stamkos participated in practice on Monday afternoon and is hoping to dress for Saturday's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Stamkos is planning to..." February 04

  • Stamkos takes contact in practice, not game-ready yet

    NHL.com "Steven Stamkos absorbed the most contact he's taken during his recovery from a broken right tibia at Tampa Bay Lightning practice on Friday. The Canadian Olympic team member said after the hour-long skate that he's not quite ready to proclaim his return to NHL game action, but he's getting..." February 01

  • Stamkos’ return needs to be with Bolts

    Tampa Tribune "Steven Stamkos needs to play his way into the Olympics. If he can’t go for the Lightning in a game before heading to Russia, he shouldn’t go. I’d rather break his heart than have him break something else, even in the name of Canada. We’re officially in a weird area. It’s just three..." January 29

  • Stamkos doesn't rule out playing in Olympics without first playing for Bolts

    Tampa Bay Times "It has long been assumed Steven Stamkos would have to play a game or two for the Lightning in order to prove he is ready to play for Canada in next month’s Olympics in Sochi, Russia. But the star center, out since Nov. 11 with a broken right tibia, said he doesn’t necessarily have to play for..." January 28

  • Stamkos will have ‘honest’ talk with Yzerman before Olympic decision

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Tampa Bay Lightning are in Toronto to play the Leafs tonight, and that meant a rather large media horde was waiting for injured superstar Steven Stamkos, who’s still questionable to play for Team Canada at the upcoming Olympics. Stamkos also said he’ll have an “honest” talk with Team Canada..." January 28

  • Stamkos didn't practice Monday, but says not a setback

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning star Steven Stamkos said when he came out on the ice before practice today, his surgically-repaired right leg just didn't feel right, so he decided to "err on the side of caution" and not participate in practice. Stamkos, who did an off-ice workout instead, insisted he doesn't believe..." January 27

  • Steven Stamkos takes light contact in practice, nearing return

    CBSSports.com "The dramatic recovery of Steven Stamkos took another positive step Saturday morning as the Tampa Bay Lightning star began taking light contact in practice. After breaking his right tibia on Nov. 11, Stamkos' road to recovery may be even ahead of where he thought it would be at this point. He..." January 26

  • Stamkos could begin light contact in Saturday's skate

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning star center Steven Stamkos says he hopes to begin practicing with light contact in Saturday's skate, the next step in his rehab from a broken right tibia. Stamkos, who suffered the injury Nov. 11, said the 10-week x-ray taken Thursday night was encouraging, and if everything..." January 25

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    #tblightning star Steven Stamkos said today was a "big step" for him, participating in all the drills, even having a "spill" on the ice.

  • Stamkos participates in Lightning's morning skate

    Tampa Bay Times "Steven Stamkos' rehab passed another milestone Thursday, when the Lightning's star center - out since Nov. 11 because of a broken right tibia - participated in the morning skate prior to the game with the Islanders at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. "It was great," Stamkos said. "This is the first..." January 16

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Steven Stamkos skating on his own before #TBLightning practice on a normal colored jersey but has one red sock on his red leg

  • Bolts’ Stamkos still has sights on Olympics

    Tampa Tribune "As Tuesday’s announcement of Canada’s Olympic roster edges closer, Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos nudges ever so closer to potentially being a part of that team. Stamkos continues to skate and increase his movements on the ice as he recovers from a broken right tibia suffered Nov...." January 03

  • Stamkos skates in no-contact jersey: report

    NHL.com "Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos skated in a red no-contact jersey after practice in Calgary on Thursday, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Stamkos, whom the newspaper said "was in full gear for the first time," said it was another step in his recovery from a broken right tibia sustained..." January 03

  • Stamkos clear that playing in the Olympics is 'something that is a goal of mine'

    Tampa Bay Times "If there was ever any doubt Steven Stamkos is aiming to play for Canada at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, the Lightning's star center left no doubt Wednesday after a skate at the Rogers Center in Vancouver. Stamkos, who is rehabbing from a broken right leg sustained Nov. 11 at..." January 01

  • Steven Stamkos hopes to return before Olympics

    Tampa Bay Times "Is Lightning star Steven Stamkos targeting a Feb. 6 return from the broken right tibia he sustained Nov. 11 at Boston? That was the report this week from Darren Dreger of Canada's TSN. Asked if he is targeting a specific date for a return, Stamkos on Wednesday would not say but offered this:..." December 05

  • Stamkos bouncing back strong

    Tampa Bay Times "In the dark days following the gruesome injury that just about snapped his right tibia in two, Lightning star Steven Stamkos felt it all. Pain. Frustration. Helplessness. Anger. But one emotion pretty much summed it up. "Miserable," Stamkos said. It was pure agony just to go to the..." November 26

  • ‘I didn’t think I’d be walking’: Stamkos meets media without crutches, boot

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Monday, Steve Stamkos met with media for the first time since breaking his tibia on Nov. 11 and did it in style, walking to the podium without the use of crutches or a walking boot. “I didn’t think I’d be walking,” Stamkos said, as per Lightning beat reporter Missy Zielinski. Stamkos also..." November 25

  • Theismann offers to help Steven Stamkos in rehab from broken leg

    Fox Sports Florida "The former quarterback knows there's life after the break, a chance to place a gruesome injury in the past, and that’s why he’s willing to help Steven Stamkos. "I've become sort of the Godfather of broken legs," said Joe Theismann, a two-time Pro Bowl player with the Washington Redskins, whose..." November 20

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    #Lightning Stamkos now wearing removable cast enabling him to start an aggressive re-hab. Still no timetable set for his return.

  • Cooper: Stamkos will play again this season

    Tampa Bay Times "In the matter of Steven Stamkos, the question is: Will the Lightning's star center play again this season? Coach Jon Cooper responded Thursday by saying "yes." He admitted it is just a gut feeling but added, "In my heart, I know he's coming back. I have no doubt." Cooper then doubled down..." November 15

  • Stamkos has successful surgery, expected to fully recover

    Tampa Bay Times "Steven Stamkos had a metal rod inserted into his broken right tibia Monday. The team said the surgery performed at Massachusetts General Hospital was a success, and the all-star center is expected to make a full recovery. Whether that takes three months — which would be the best-case scenario..." November 13

  • Crosby reaches out to injured Stamkos

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Sidney Crosby is a Steven Stamkos fan. He also is a friend to Stamkos, whose MVP start to the NHL season was halted by gruesome injury on Monday. Stamkos is out indefinitely with a broken right tibia. “I just felt terrible seeing that, seeing him — it looked like a lot of pain,” Crosby said..." November 12

  • Lightning's Stamkos breaks leg, could miss rest of season

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos could miss the remainder of the regular season after breaking the tibia bone in his lower right leg during Monday's 3-0 loss to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Stamkos will undergo surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital on Tuesday and is out..." November 12

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    Aaron Ward @aaronward_nhl

    Source, Steven Stamkos has broken tibia. Told will require surgery. #TSN

  • Lightning’s Stamkos injured, taken off ice on stretcher

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher during Monday afternoon’s game against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. During a play midway through the second period, Stamkos was driving back on a backcheck and battling for position with Boston defenseman..." November 11

  • Stamkos sees winning attitude on Lightning

    NHL.com "Steven Stamkos has been doing his job, scoring goals, dishing out assists and helping the Tampa Bay Lightning win games. He was recognized for it by being named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday. Stamkos, though, doesn't want to discuss his contributions (eight goals, nine assists for..." October 29

  • Stamkos, Kessel and Kesler named 'Three Stars' of the week

    NHL.com "Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel and Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 27. FIRST STAR – STEVEN STAMKOS, C, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Stamkos tied for the League lead with seven..." October 28

  • Fraser: Referee Dwyer helping Stamkos to bench was instinct

    TSN.ca "Kerry First off I love the Q&A's that you do (even though I often wasn't your biggest fan when I was watching games growing up... just kidding... kind of). In the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning game Saturday night I saw the official referee Gord Dwyer help Steven Stamkos to..." October 16

  • Stamkos on St. Louis: 'He deserves a chance to wear the C'

    Tampa Bay Times "One of the more intriguing questions during Lightning training camp will be who will be the new team captain. Speculation naturally surrounds stars linemates and friends Marty St. Louis and Steven Stamkos. Stamkos on Tuesday the day before the start of camp at the Tampa Bay Times Forum said St...." September 11

  • Wasted seasons for Bolts' Stamkos, St. Louis

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning can't hit with runners on. The Rays need better goaltending. Wait, that's wrong. I'm getting our lousy local teams confused. Back to the Bolts, and something I just can't get out of my head: Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos and Marty St. Louis - or Marty St. Louis and Steven..." April 18

  • Stamkos, Crosby, Emery named 'Stars' for February

    NHL.com "Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Ray Emery have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of February. Stamkos posted 10-10—20 in 14 February games, tying for first in the League in goals (with..." March 01

  • Tampa Bay Lightning's hopes on Stamkos' shoulders

    Tampa Tribune "Steven Stamkos scores goals. A lot of them. No player has come close to the scoring prowess of the Tampa Bay Lightning all-star, who has scored 165 goals since the start of the 2009-10 season, 40 more than the closest player during that span, Washington's Alex Ovechkin. The team's success in..." February 19

  • Reality hits Lightning; Stamkos birthday milestone

    Tampa Bay Times "The Lightning has lost two straight one-goal games to foes determined to forecheck, swarm in the defensive zone and play physically. In other words, as coach Guy Boucher has preached since training camp: This is not going to be easy. For a time it seemed almost too easy. Tampa Bay started..." February 07

  • Stamkos, top stars converge on NHL labor talks

    Tampa Tribune "While submitting a formal proposal in the hopes of labor peace, the NHL Players Association showed strong solidarity Tuesday as some of the top names in the game showed their support. That group included Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, who stood front and center with Pittsburgh's..." August 15

  • Steven Stamkos says sore shoulder feels good after month of rest

    Tampa Bay Times "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..." May 20

  • Stamkos named a league MVP finalist

    Tampa Tribune "The 60-goal season by Steven Stamkos did not go unnoticed when it came to MVP consideration for the 22-year-old center. Stamkos was named one of three finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy, given to the NHL's most valuable player, the league announced on Friday. New York Rangers' goaltender..." April 28

  • Steven Stamkos would trade goal marks for playoff run

    Tampa Bay Times "There was one overriding theme for Steven Stamkos during his pursuit of 60 goals: He would much rather his success had propelled the Lightning into the playoffs. "You trade this stuff in a heartbeat for winning a championship," Stamkos said. "You don't play to score a certain amount of goals or..." April 08

  • Stamkos gets 60th goal, Tampa Bay Lightning wins season finale 4-3 in OT over Jets

    Tampa Bay Times "Steven Stamkos heard the boos from the Jets fans Saturday night. It has become a tradition at the MTS Centre that the opponent's star player gets that treatment. So every time the Lightning center touched the puck, the boos rained down long and loud. That is, until Stamkos scored his 60th..." April 08