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Different Medication May Help Steven Stamkos Return Earlier

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

The Tampa Bay Lightning captain skated in a normal practice sweater at Consol Energy Center on Sunday afternoon and said afterwards that he had started experimenting with a medication that he could continue to take while playing.

While he’s not expected to suit up for Game 2 against Pittsburgh on Monday night, these appear to be positive steps toward an eventual return.

Stamkos had surgery for a blood clot near his right collarbone area on April 4 and has remained on blood thinners ever since. It had originally been thought he need to be completely clear of those in order to play, but the Lightning are working on another solution.

“There’s different ways around it when it comes to that,” Stamkos told Sportsnet and the Toronto Sun on Sunday. “There’s different options that we’ve explored. There’s injectable blood-thinning medication that I’m on right now.

“There have been guys that have played in this league who are on it.”

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awould's avatar

Not worth it.

Posted by awould on 05/16/16 at 12:06 AM ET


Absolutely worth it, for right salary and term.

Posted by Garth on 05/16/16 at 09:24 AM ET

awould's avatar

Absolutely worth it, for right salary and term.

Posted by Garth on 05/16/16 at 09:24 AM ET

I’m talking about Stamkos risking returning early w/ a blood clot lurking in his body. Definitely worth it to sign him.

Posted by awould on 05/16/16 at 12:30 PM ET

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