Steven Stamkos could return to Lightning in conference final

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Steven Stamkos will not be shut down for the season, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos who spoke on Friday’s Headlines segment.

“The sense is that Steven Stamkos, at this point, will not be shut down,” said Kypreos. “If the Tampa Bay Lightning are lucky enough to advance, that would put [his return date] towards the latter part of the conference final, which would be two months [recovery time].

“They believe that he is not done as of yet.”

The Tampa Bay Lightning star has been out of the lineup since early April with a blood clot in his arm, an injury thought to keep him out for 1-3 months.

Tyler Seguin of the Dallas Stars has similarly missed playoff games with his club after sustaining a cut to his left Achilles tendon in March. The timetable for his injury was set at three to four weeks.

“There is a sense that he will not be back against St. Louis,” said Kypreos who added that the Stars forward is also expected to return to the lineup should Dallas advance.

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