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 Nov. 11 against the Boston Bruins. Stamkos said Wednesday he intends to play for Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympics next month. "I'm a pretty driven guy," he said. "I set goals for myself and I do anything possible to attain them. If I can't attain them, at least I can look myself in the mirror and say I did everything in my power to try to attain that. "That's something that is a goal of mine. I want to come back and play hockey for the Tampa Bay Lightning before I go to the Olympics, if that's the case, and it's nice to have that goal, something to motivate and push you on some tougher days."
Stamkos skates in no-contact jersey: report
NHL.com | Jan 3