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Behind Enemy Lines: Lightning Living Life Without Stamkos Again

Behind Enemy Lines: Lightning Living Life Without Stamkos Again

Without their injured captain, the Bolts are doing their best to tread water. The Tampa Bay Lightning, for the second consecutive season, are learning to live without star forward Steven Stamkos for extended periods. Last season, Stamkos missed time from March 31st until Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final on May 26th. This season, the Lightning will have to survive a longer stretch, as he is expected to miss four to six months with a meniscus tear on November 15th of this year. In his absence, both in last year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs and early in this season, you have been able to see...
Raw Charge Nov 25, 2016

Quick Strikes: Players reveal their favorite Thanksgiving traditions

Lightning fans have a lot to be thankful for, Coburn likes perogies, and the NHL had a bizarre Macy’s Day Parade float. The Bolts Lightning fans have a lot to be grateful for, starting with a fantastic owner in Jeff Vinik and a brilliant GM in Steve Yzerman. Not to mention high-quality, loyal players like Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman. The list goes on and on. [Raw Charge] The Bolts talk about what they’re thankful for this year. Alex Killorn accidentally turns sweet potatoes into a dessert? Sounds delicious. What are you thankful for this year?Our #Bolts took some time to answer...
Raw Charge Nov 22, 2016

Tampa Bay Lightning place Steven Stamkos on long-term injured reserve

According to CapFriendly.com, the Lightning made a transaction Sunday to place Stamkos on LTIR. With Steven Stamkos out until at least mid-March and perhaps longer, the Tampa Bay Lightning have placed him on long-term injured reserve (LTIR). According to CapFriendly.com, the Lightning made a paper transaction on Sunday to add Syracuse Crunch defenseman Ben Thomas to the roster prior to placing Stamkos on LTIR. (1/2) #Lightning filed a 1 day paper transaction on Sun recalling Ben Thomas from Syracuse, bringing Tampa to within $40K of the cap ceiling— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) November...
On the Forecheck Nov 21, 2016

Nashville Predators 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 1: Subban Strikes Twice, Rinne Holds off Bolts

P.K. Subban scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season in Nashville’s 3-1 win The Predators returned home Monday night to kick off their Thanksgiving week home stand to take on the Steven Stamkos-less Tampa Bay Lightning. This was one of the better starts the predators have had this season. Viktor Arvidsson continued to remain red-hot, scoring his sixth goal of the game on a beautiful pass from Roman Josi. The Preds were able to keep the pressure on the Lightning, as Tampa Bay was not able to get much going offensively. Pekka Rinne continues to baffle opposing defenses. He has...

Yzerman: No 'realistic' to use trades to fill Steven Stamkos void

Losing captain Steven Stamkos for four months leaves a considerable void, taking one of the league's top scorers out of the lineup.
Raw Charge Nov 18, 2016

Quick Strikes: Four months

“All he wants to do is play the game he loves,” says Steven Stamkos’s dad. ICYMI Stamkos has surgery for lateral meniscus tear in his knee Listen to CrunchCast #3! Catch yesterday's scores for the USA Hockey Sled Classic over here! (What is the Sled Classic, you ask?) The Bolts #Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop improved to 9-0-1 all-time against Buffalo after making 32 saves on 33 shots. pic.twitter.com/oLdjwkm2H9— Kevin ODonnell Fox13 (@ODonnellFox13) November 18, 2016 Bishop on what he was thinking on his turnover/save on Okposo: "Oh " #tblightning— Joe Yerdon...
Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey Nov 17, 2016
Lightning lose Stamkos for four months after surgery

Lightning lose Stamkos for four months after surgery

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will miss the next four months of the National Hockey League season after undergoing right-knee surgery, team vice president Steve Yzerman announced. Stamkos had a torn meniscus repaired by doctor Robert LaPrade in Vail, Colorado, and was given a four-month timetable that means he will miss more than 50 games but it would enable him to return for the final month of the NHL regular season. The 26-year-old Canadian center was injured Tuesday in a 4-3 victory over Detroit in a collision with the Red Wings's Gustav Nyquist.
Lightning power play likely to take a hit without Steven Stamkos

Lightning power play likely to take a hit without Steven Stamkos

The Tampa Bay Lightning will have to figure out new avenues of offensive success as they go forward without superstar captain Steven Stamkos.
Lightning familiar with challenge of playing without captain Steven Stamkos

Lightning familiar with challenge of playing without captain Steven Stamkos

Given the choice, defenseman Victor Hedman and the Tampa Bay Lightning would prefer not being thrust into the position of having to once again prove they're capable at succeeding without captain Steven Stamkos.
Raw Charge Nov 17, 2016

Report: Stamkos to have surgery in Colorado

Meet the doctor who will perform the arthroscopic knee surgery. Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is off to Vail, Colorado, where he will have arthroscopic knee surgery on a lateral meniscus tear on his right knee, TSN guru Bob McKenzie reported Thursday morning. Steven Stamkos is heading to Vail, CO., today and expected to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 17, 2016 The injury occurred in the first period of Tuesday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings. Stamkos reportedly flew back to Tampa the following...
Raw Charge Nov 17, 2016

Stamkos has surgery for lateral meniscus tear in his knee

The captain is expected to miss four months. Update: The Lightning announced Thursday night that Steven Stamkos underwent surgery earlier in the day to repair a tear in the lateral meniscus of his right knee. “Stamkos is expected to miss approximately four months,” the team said in a statement. “The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert LaPrade at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado.” The timetable means that he could return by March. The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. March 1. So essentially, the Bolts don’t have to do anything to get a player at the deadline. Here’s to wishing...

Stamkos to have surgery, could miss four months

It looks like the Lightning might have to play without captain Steven Stamkos for most of this season. 
Raw Charge Nov 17, 2016

Quick Strikes: Life without Stamkos ... again

Well, isn’t this a bit familiar. The Bolts By now you surely know that Steven Stamkos is out indefinitely. [Raw Charge] A deeper look into the injury. [Tampa Bay Times] The Lightning can manage Stamkos’ absence. [The Score] Ben Bishop needs to stand tall amid trade rumors. Shouldn’t be so hard, right? He is 6-foot-7 after all. [BoltsJolts] But don’t bet on a trade happening any time soon. [SBNation] The League Nicklas Backstrom had a five-point night as the Capitals embarrassed the Penguins 7-1. The four ways that Evgeni Malkin had a terrible night. [RMNB] This happened before that...
CSN Washington Nov 16, 2016

Steven Stamkos out indefinitely for Lightning with meniscus tear

Tampa Bay Lightning star forward Steven Stamkos is out indefinitely after suffering a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee, the team announced.Stamkos suffered the
Raw Charge Nov 16, 2016

Stamkos out indefinitely with torn lateral meniscus

Now we wait. The Lightning announced Wednesday evening that captain Steven Stamkos is out indefinitely with a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee resulting from Tuesday’s game against the Red Wings. “We are in the process of evaluating options for repair and rehabilitation and will release more information as it becomes available,” general manager Steve Yzerman said in a released statement. The injury happened in the first period when Stamkos was fighting for the puck along the wall. After he goes down, it appears he’s favoring his right knee as he limps off the ice. Your...

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