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Steven Stamkos Out 1-3 Months After Having A Blood Clot Removed


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TAMPA BAY - Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos is scheduled to undergo surgery to treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (called Effort Thrombosis) near his right collarbone, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. The procedure is scheduled to be performed on Monday, April 4 by Dr. Karl Illig, Director of Vascular Surgery at Tampa General Hospital. Stamkos is expected to fully recover and he should be able to return to the ice in 1-3 months.

“Obviously this situation is extremely disappointing because I wanted to help my team clinch a playoff spot and prepare for the start of the postseason,” Stamkos said. “During my recovery I will do all I can to help my teammates, and I hope to rejoin them soon in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.”

Stamkos will not be available to media until a later date.

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w2j2's avatar

Wow!  That sucks for the Bolts!

Posted by w2j2 on 04/02/16 at 10:28 PM ET

topshelf14's avatar

This is HIGE NEWS tor the Lightning.  What a broad time frame to return.  4-12 weeks.  If I was Stamkos I would sit out the rest of the season.  He knows he is going to get paid this summer.  He needs to think about his future.

Posted by topshelf14 from Detroit, MI on 04/02/16 at 10:51 PM ET

Canucklehead's avatar

Man, terrible luck for the Bolts.  First Stralman and now Stamkos.  I wouldn’t expect them to go deep into the playoffs this year.

Posted by Canucklehead from Ottawa, Ontario on 04/02/16 at 10:59 PM ET

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