This is most definitely not good news for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Until today’s game, Stamkos led the NHL in both points and goals with his 14 goals and 9 assists for a total of 23 points so far this season.
For those of you who missed it today, Steven Stamkos had to be removed from the ice in the second period against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden. At 7:11 in the second, Stamkos collided with Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton. When he hit the ice, he collided with the net.
Stamkos tried his hardest to make it off the ice on his own volition; unfortunately, that would not come to be. Here is another look at the collision.
After being evaluated by Lightning head athletic trainer Tom Mulligan, he was removed from the ice by stretcher and taken to the hospital for x-rays.
While it is unknown for certain that surgery will be required, this is a devastating injury nonetheless.
At this time, this information has not been confirmed by the team; however, TSN is a credible source. As soon as we get any official word from the Tampa Bay Lightning or further reliable information on the injury to Steven Stamkos, we will bring it straight to you.