NHL

Lightning's Steven Stamkos injured again during voluntary workouts

Captain Steven Stamkos will be limited at the start of Tampa Bay Lightning training camp because of a new lower-body injury.

Captain won't be full participant when camp opens Monday, says GM BriseBois

Lightning forward Steven Stamkos won't be a full participant for Monday's opening of camp because of a lower-body injury, according to GM Julien BriseBois. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images/File)

Captain Steven Stamkos will be limited at the start of Tampa Bay Lightning training camp because of a new lower-body injury.

General manager Julien BriseBois said Saturday that Stamkos fully recovered from core muscle surgery in early March but was injured again during voluntary workouts. Stamkos is expected to be ready for the start of the NHL's expanded 24-team Stanley Cup playoffs in early August.

"We don't have a specific timeline for when he will be a full participant in camp, but we expect he will be ready in time for games," BriseBois said. "He's here, he's skating, he's been getting treatment, he's been coming to Amalie [Arena] doing his dry land work. But he will not be a full participant on Day One of training camp."

WATCH | NHL, NHLPA approve return to play for Aug. 1:

CBC News' Raffy Boudjikanian outlines the NHL's return-to-play plan, including the decision to use Edmonton and Toronto as the two "hub cities." 2:31

A 12-year veteran and 60-goal scorer in the 2011-12 campaign, Stamkos produced 66 points — 29 of them on goals — through 57 games this season, ranking him second on the team in both categories.

Stamkos has recorded 832 points, including 422 goals in 803 regular-season games since being drafted first overall by Tampa Bay in 2008.

With files from CBC Sports and Field Level Media

Add some “good” to your morning and evening.

A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you.

Sign up now

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

now