Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos will be in the lineup for Game 1 against the Florida Panthers on Sunday, head coach Jon Cooper said, per The Athletic's Joe Smith.

Kucherov and Stamkos haven't started and completed a full game together since Feb. 22, 2020, against the Arizona Coyotes.

Kucherov missed the entire 2020-21 season after undergoing hip surgery.