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Surgery A Success For Steven Stamkos

TAMPA BAY – Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos underwent successful surgery this afternoon to treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (called Effort Thrombosis) which was located near his right collarbone, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. The two-hour procedure was performed at Tampa General Hospital by Dr. Karl Illig, Director of Vascular Surgery at the University of South Florida. Stamkos is expected to fully recover and he should be able to return to the ice in 1-3 months.

“Everything went as expected for Steven today,” said Dr. Illig after the procedure. “We plan to re-evaluate him in about two weeks and we should know more about his prognosis at that time.”

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See you in the D next year Stammer..! smile

Posted by Pasha1277 on 04/04/16 at 04:25 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 04/04/16 at 07:34 PM ET

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