Injuries from last season make for cloudy projections regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2017-18 expectations, and that especially applies to a situation likely to spill over with Steven Stamkos. Back in November, he underwent surgery on his knee, which essentially derailed his 2016-17 campaign. The good news is that all signs point to Stamkos’ rehab going quite well, according to Joe Smith, who covered the topic in a mailbag for the Tampa Bay Times. Smith included a short-and-sweet update from Stamkos’ agent. “He’s doing great,” agent Mark Guy said. “No issues.” This goes along with general thumbs up from the player and GM Steve Yzerman, who in fact told Smith that Stamkos should be good to go for Lightning training camp and the start of 2017-18.
Stamkos expected to be ready by Lightning training camp
Pro Hockey Talk | Aug 1