The hockey world gasped in horror when Steven Stamkos crashed into his own goal post and could not stand up afterward. We watched him get wheeled off the ice on a stretcher, and thought, “oh no.”
Regardless of which team you cheer for, Stamkos is one of those players it’s hard not to like. And the Bolts’ star has many supporters, whether it be fantasy hockey owners who rely heavily on the Markham native, or Team Canada fans who know Stamkos is one of those rare players who cannot be replaced. And of course, most of all, Lightning fans, who have suffered through two-straight seasons of no playoffs and saw that trend changing after the first month of this season.
Stamkos was off to a Hart trophy worthy start. Then it ended – was halted by a broken leg. According to Lightning and Team Canada general manager Steve Yzerman, Stamkos’ recovery is going well.
Yzerman on Stamkos: "He's up and moving around reasonably well so things seem to be fine, and it's only 10 days in, but he's doing fine''
— Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO) November 22, 2013