Skip to content

Stamkos cleared for light contact

Jan 25, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

Steven Stamkos‘ recovery from a broken leg continues to improve.

Stamkos hit the ice in Tampa this morning not wearing a red jersey, but a yellow one. That means he’s cleared to take light contact in practice and putting him on pace to return soon.

Since seeing is believing so here he is on the ice.

Stamkos broke his leg against the Boston Bruins on November 11. Two and a half months later, he’s that much closer to helping the Lightning in their race to win the Atlantic Division.

As for when Stamkos might play, that’s still up in the air. If Stamkos wants to show he can go in the Olympics, however, the week leading up to the Olympic break could be the one to watch as the Lightning will have four games from February 1-8.

  1. shamu1the1whale - Jan 25, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Amazing. Steven Stamkos is a stronger form of human than the rest of us. What a stud!!

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 25, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Canada cheers.

  3. joey4id - Jan 25, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Hmmm! Still not convinced he’ll be ready. He has to play some NHL games before the Olympic break to better assess his progress. Otherwise, they may have to go with a replacement.

  4. peed1 - Jan 26, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Skip the Olympics. You are getting paid to play for the lightening. Plus much nicer and safer in TB.

    • msmithkey - Jan 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      he is actually getting paid to play for the “Lightning”

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Kane (1858)
  2. P. Kessel (1724)
  3. M. Richards (1476)
  4. P. Datsyuk (1281)
  5. N. Backstrom (1201)