Steven Stamkos RUMORS & NEWS

  • Agent on Stamkos’ contract talks: ‘I don’t think we have any criteria on timing at this point’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The window for the Tampa Bay Lightning to begin contract extension talks with captain Steven Stamkos opened on July 1; however, the two sides have yet to start negotiations. As it stands, Stamkos has one year remaining on his five-year, $37.5 million deal, which will pay him $5.5 million next..." July 09

  • All eyes will be on Stamkos’ contract talks with Lightning

    Tampa Tribune "An underwhelming free-agent crop leaves little for the Lightning, or any of the other 29 teams for that matter, to eye any sort of big prize. So while Tampa Bay did re-sign pending free agents Andrej Sustr and Mike Angelidis to new deals on Tuesday, when the free-agency window opens, all eyes..." July 02

  • Steven Stamkos contract is top priority for Lightning this offseason

    CBS Sports "Even though they came up short in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks, losing the series in six games, the Tampa Bay Lightning established themselves as one of the top teams in the NHL this past season. And they are not going away. With a roster in the playoffs that..." June 17

  • Bolts brush off talk of ‘must-win’ Game 2

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Lightning aren’t biting. One day after a disappointing loss in the Stanley Cup Final opener, Tampa Bay faced the big question — after blowing a third-period lead and relinquishing home-ice advantage to Chicago, is Saturday’s Game 2 a must-win? The answer,..." June 04

  • Stamkos still searching for elusive playoff goal

    Sportsnet "Steven Stamkos is searching. Searching for something he’s always had. The struggle could be seen in the body language of the Tampa Bay Lightning captain during a Game 1 victory over Montreal on Friday night. The slumped shoulders, a stick occasionally slammed in frustration. "You just..." May 03

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    Stamkos: "Obviously cause I'm not scoring people think I'm injured. That's not the case. I feel great."

  • If Stamkos doesn’t sign extension, talk again will run wild

    Tampa Tribune "Get ready for another round of the Summer of Stamkos. Three years ago, when Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was a restricted free agent, Stammergeddon was a trending topic on Twitter when he was on the open market and free to sign with any team. Yet even though the Lightning had the right..." March 09

  • Stamkos' plan is to re-sign with Lightning

    ESPN "Steven Stamkos gave his strongest indication yet that if all goes according to plan, he wants to stay with the Tampa Bay Lightning for a very long time. Fans in Toronto have been clamoring for Stamkos to return home as a Maple Leaf in the summer of 2016, when he’s an unrestricted free agent,..." January 24

  • Captain Stamkos taking charge of the Lightning

    Tampa Tribune "Steven Stamkos sat in his locker stall at TD Garden in Boston on Tuesday night, as he has many times in his career, and tried to describe another loss to the Bruins. But unlike the previous eight consecutive losses in Boston, Stamkos handled this one as the team captain. And the 24-year-old..." January 15

  • Stronger Stamkos to make preseason debut

    Tampa Tribune "The summer of strengthening for Steven Stamkos gets put to the test on Friday. Stamkos will make his preseason debut when Tampa Bay takes on the Dallas Stars at Amalie Arena. After utilizing the past five months to regain strength in his right leg, which was broken on Nov. 11 and required..." September 27

  • Lightning won't 'rush' Stamkos "Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos did not play in a scrimmage Sunday and is questionable to participate Monday, according to Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune. Lightning coach Jon Cooper said the plan is to take it easy with Stamkos, who broke his leg in a game against the Boston..." September 22

  • Twitter slip aside, Bolts' Stamkos has strong summer

    Tampa Tribune "As Steven Stamkos went about his business this summer, strengthening his surgically repaired broken leg, he sent the hockey world abuzz with the slip of a finger. While scrolling through his Twitter feed, the Lightning captain came across a story in The Hockey News about the possibility of..." September 05

  • On Steven Stamkos' Toronto temptation

    CBS Sports "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

    The Score "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 "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 "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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 "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 "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