Steven Stamkos will return to action Thursday against the Buffalo Sabres
On today, the day of the 2014 NHL trade deadlien, the Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired a center without needding to spend one asset to acquire him. Oh, sure, it took a lot of time, effort, and a good deal of patience to do it, but superstar Steen Stamkos has been cleared to return to NHL action.
Just left the doctors office. Got the green light. See you tomorrow Bolts fans. Excited to be back !!— Steven Stamkos (@RealStamkos91) March 5, 2014
While Stamkos' return is not a panacea for teh ailments of the Lightning at current, it should be one hell of a shot in the arm! Tampa Bay face s divisional rival (and NHL cellar dweller) Buffalo at the Forum tomorrow night. What lineup changes to expect with the re-insertion of Stamkos in teh lineup is yet to be seen (with thanks to the Trade Deadline too) but we'll find out soon enough.