Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Stamkos Also Suffers Knee Injury

It's a rough day in the injury department, as Steven Stamkos is the third high profile player to go down with a significant injury. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain suffered a meniscus tear in his knee as well, a similar situation as Taylor Hall's injury, reported earlier.

The Lightning are not giving an actual timetable for a possible return, however, they are saying that he is out indefinitely and they are looking at their options.  The Devils had already decided upon surgery for Hall, which gave them their timeframe, so it will be interesting to see what direction they go with Stamkos.

On Wednesday afternoon, Stamkos was ranked 7th in pool scoring with 9 goals and 20 points in 17 games and was really starting to find some consistency.

Stamkos now becomes the second significant injury to Benson's pool team, as he is still without Jets forward Drew Stafford, but this one might have some harsher implications attached to it.  Stamkos was his best forward at the time of the injury and his team's stock was already starting to drop, as his team lost the lead to Brian on Tuesday night, dropping down to 2nd place, 3 points back.  Thankfully, his team still has a bit of a buffer on 3rd place, but without his top forward, who knows how long that will last.
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