Stamkos at optional practice in regular jersey
Anton Stralman looked to be close to returning to the lineup sometime soon, J.T. Brown too. But Steven Stamkos?
Steven Stamkos on the ice for #TBLightning optional morning skate and wearing a regular jersey for first time.— Bryan Burns (@BBurnsNHL) May 13, 2016
J.T. Brown and Anton Stralman are also on the ice for today's optional and wearing regular jerseys. #TBLightning— Bryan Burns (@BBurnsNHL) May 13, 2016
Brb, running around the block and punch-kicking the air.
Okay, we're back. Well, let's remember it's just an optional skate, meaning it's not a full-squad-hit-em-when-you-can-SO-MUCH-AGGRESSION-RAWR-PLAYOFFS type of practice. Players skate around, shoot some pucks, stretch their legs, no contact.
To be clear, he wears the red jersey when there is full squad, but in small groups there is no contact https://t.co/NMu7jp0K1Q— Erik Erlendsson (@Erik_Erlendsson) May 13, 2016
Why are they toying with our hearts like this? Sigh.
#TBLightning Steven Stamkos at optional skate. Never thought wearing blue would create such a buzz. pic.twitter.com/BR9QuBrhL7— Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) May 13, 2016
We'll see if anything has changed in his status, but I'd temper some enthusiasm until after he leaves the ice— Erik Erlendsson (@Erik_Erlendsson) May 13, 2016
Okay, not showing any enthusiasm whatsoever. Nothing to see here!