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Steven Stamkos remains sidelined for Lightning

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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.

Stamkos did not take part in line rushes or power-play drills at the morning skate, then stayed on the ice after his teammates had left. He will miss his 62nd consecutive game because of a knee injury.

The Lightning (39-29-10) are four points behind the Bruins for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. Tampa Bay has a game in hand and is 9-3-1 in its past 13 games.

Stamkos had arthroscopic surgery on Nov. 17 to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. The Lightning captain had 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) in 17 games before the injury.

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