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Spotlight: Steven Stamkos

Team Reset

Lightning add Kunitz, Sergachev to healthy Stamkos for playoff push

Also signed Johnson, Palat to long-term contracts after finishing one point out of postseason

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is taking a look at where each team stands. Today, the Tampa Bay Lightning:

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fantasy

Fantasy injury bounce-back candidates for 2017-18

Stamkos, Letang, Quick among players who can return to form

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Injuries always play a big part in fantasy hockey. Last season, Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was injured the season opener on Oct. 12 and missed five months. Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos injured his knee Nov. 15 and didn't play another game all season. Whomever drafted each of them had to scramble to replace a player likely selected in the first two rounds. Quick and Stamkos were two of many players who were injured last season and are hoping to make up for missed time.

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Short Shifts

Steven Stamkos gets married in Toronto

Lightning captain weds longtime girlfriend Sandra Porzio on Friday

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Steven Stamkos married his longtime sweetheart Sandra Porzio at a ceremony in Toronto on Friday.

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Steven Stamkos: Possible Lightning return premature

Lightning center had knee surgery Nov. 17, expects to be ready for start of next season

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos said Monday that reports of his return to the lineup during the regular season were premature.

Stamkos had surgery Nov. 17 to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee and was expected to need 4-6 months to recover.

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Steven Stamkos likely to miss rest of regular season

Lightning center won't play against Maple Leafs on Thursday because of knee injury 'doesn't feel right'

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Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos likely won't return during the regular season, he said Thursday.

Stamkos will not play against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre (7:30 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, TSN4, FS-F, NHL.TV) and will miss his 63rd game with a knee injury.

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Steven Stamkos remains sidelined for Lightning

Tampa Bay center won't play against Bruins

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Center Steven Stamkos will not play for the Tampa Bay Lightning when they face the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV), coach Jon Cooper said.

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Steven Stamkos remains out for Lightning

Tampa Bay center won't play against Stars on Sunday

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Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos will not play against the Dallas Stars at Amalie Arena on Sunday (6 p.m. ET; SUN, FS-SW+, NHL.TV), coach Jon Cooper said.

Though Stamkos participated in an optional morning skate, he will miss his 61st consecutive game because of a knee injury.

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Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson out for Lightning

Tampa Bay centers won't play Saturday vs. Canadiens, might return Sunday vs. Stars

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Tampa Bay Lightning centers Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson will not play against the Montreal Canadiens at Amalie Arena on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; CITY, TVA Sports, SUN), but might return Sunday, when Tampa Bay is home against the Dallas Stars.

The Lightning enter the game against the Canadiens four points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs, who hold the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. The Lightning and Maple Leafs each have six games remaining. Toronto plays at the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

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Steven Stamkos could return Saturday for Lightning

Tampa Bay center optimistic he may be ready to play this weekend

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos participated in every practice drill, including the power play, Wednesday and said he's very close to returning to the lineup.

Stamkos, who had arthroscopic surgery for a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee on Nov. 17, practiced on a line with Yanni Gourde and Adam Erne. Stamkos also participated with the Lightning's second power-play unit for the first time since his return to practice.

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Steven Stamkos knows he's running out of time

With Lightning's playoff hopes flickering, star center still not ready to return from knee injury

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- As the days go on and the games pass, center Steven Stamkos is aware his return from knee surgery this season becomes less and less likely.

He knows the Tampa Bay Lightning have 10 guaranteed games remaining in their season. It is tugging on him.

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