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Lightning’s Steven Stamkos might not play the rest of the year

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The Tampa Bay Lightning had hoped that Steven Stamkos would make a triumphant return to the lineup that would power team team in a late-season push for the playoffs. Evidently, neither will happen. Stamkos said Thursday that it “wasn’t looking good” for a return to the ice before the regular season ends Sunday. “It’s probably not looking that good,” Stamkos told the Tampa Bay Times.  “It’s frustrating from an individual perspective where I want to be out there trying to…

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Lightning’s Steven Stamkos still watching as his knee heals

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The calvary might not be in a hurry to rescue the Tampa Bay Lightning. Although injured center Steven Stamkos took part in a full practice Friday, he still has no timetable for his return. He might not make it back before the end of the regular season, which has 12 games to go. The Lightning continues to exist just beyond the final wild-card berth, “When it’s 100 percent, I’ll be back,” Stamkos said Friday to the Tampa Bay Times. “It’s…

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FSU Safety Derwin James comes back strong from knee injury

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For so long, he watched. He waited. FSU safety Derwin James had become a memory. The former star for the Seminoles, perhaps one of their best defensive players, waited for 176 days – and 11 games – as his left knee healed. Now, James is back. And, yeah, it was worth the wait. “I remember the long days, it was like an everyday thing, where they would tell me, ’no no no, just take it day by day’” James told the…

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Lightning’s Steven Stamkos has torn meniscus in right knee

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Once again, the captain is on the shelf. One day after injuring his right knee in a game against Detroit, Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos was diagnosed with a torn meniscus. The team has said Stamkos is out indefinitely, but most projections say recovery time is roughly one month, depending on whether the knee requires surgery. “We are in the process of evaluating options for repair and rehabilitation and will release more information as it becomes available,” Lightning General Manager Steve…

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Injury to Steven Stamkos overshadows Lightning win over Detroit

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The Tampa Bay Lightning won again Tuesday night. It just didn’t feel like it. The Lightning lost captain Steven Stamkos to an apparent injury to his right leg, which put a dark cloud over the team’s 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Stamkos was hurt in the first period but did not return. There was no immediate report as to how long Stamkos might be out, but he left the ice in pain. Stamkos, who signed an eight-year, $68…

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FSU loses star safety Derwin James for several weeks after surgery

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Star safety Derwin James of Florida State University is out for two to six weeks after tearing the meniscus in his left knee. James will have surgery to repair it. James was hurt in the third quarter against Charleston Southern after twisting his leg. The timetable means James will miss the Louisville game, the University of South Florida, Miami, and North Carolina. James would be borderline for Clemson. James had been a star on the FSU defense so far. “Hopefully, we’ll…

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Rays’ reliever Brad Boxberger injured again in loss to Royals

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Brad Boxberger was back. And then he was gone again. For Boxberger, the comeback lasted 16 pitches. He retired two batters. He gave up a home run and a single. And that was it. Boxberger, the reliever of the Tampa Bay Rays,  strained something in his left side Tuesday night, adding even more of a pall in a 10-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals. The Royals had 18 hits in the game, including at least one by 10 position…

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