Steven Stamkos C TB 5 Hrs

Stamkos (lower body) was on the ice for Saturday's optional morning skate and looks like he'll be in the lineup later in the evening against the Wild, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

As was believed all along, the lower-body injury Stamkos appeared to sustain late in Thursday's game won't cost him any action. Fantasy owners should have no qualms about keeping Stamkos in their lineup Saturday.

Steven Stamkos C TB 2 Days

Stamkos scored his 13th goal of the season in the Lightning's 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs on Thursday night. However, he may have suffered a lower-body injury earlier in the game.

In-game cameras picked up shots of him awkwardly doing the splits early in the game and then struggling with acceleration/pushing off when pivoting. And post-pivot, he appeared to have problems lengthening his stride. That smacks of a groin issue; we'll find out more in the next couple days.

Steven Stamkos C TB 5 Days

Stamkos recorded a point in his sixth consecutive contest, tallying a goal and a pair of helpers in Monday's 5-1 win over the Rangers.

Stamkos now has 12 goals, good enough to tie him for the league lead. He's well on his way to another 50-goal, 90-point season as he continues to light up the scoresheet.

Steven Stamkos C TB 7 Days

Stamkos' point streak stands at five games and six points, including three goals, after he picked up a power-play assist in Saturday's win over the Islanders.

He has 11 points in his last nine games and was held off the scoresheet just once in that span. You know what to do.

Steven Stamkos C TB 9 Days

Stamkos' point streak stands at four games and five points, including three goals, after netting the Lightning's only goal in a 2-1 loss to the Sharks on Thursday night.

It's his 11th goal of the season. He sits among the league's top-five scorers and is on track to record another 50-plus goal season.

Steven Stamkos C TB 9 Days

Stamkos did not take part in Thursday's morning skate in order to get some rest, Joe Smith of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

Those wondering how Stamkos' absence from the morning session affects his status for Thursday's game should not worry: he is still expected to play Thursday night.

Steven Stamkos C TB 13 Days

Stamkos scored a pair of goals, the first on the power play, in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win against the Red Wings.

The two point effort puts Stamkos at better than a point per game, with 16 through 15 games. The two goals were his first of the month, giving him 10 overall. He seems well on his way to another 90 season.

Steven Stamkos C TB 21 Days

Stamkos' point streak now stands at three games and five points (two goals and three assists) after he picked up an assist in Saturday's win over the Capitals.

He's chugging along at just a little better than a point a game (13 in 12), but has a solid eight goals in those 12 -- that's a 55-goal pace. We're nitpicking, but we'd like to see him up his playmaking pace a little. He's a bit behind his career pace and we think a 100-point season is within reach.

Steven Stamkos C TB 23 Days

Stamkos scored two goals, one of which came on the power play, and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over Philadelphia. He fired seven shots on net.

He has eight goals and four assists in 10 games to start the season. That's money in the fantasy bank. Use him well.

Steven Stamkos C TB 28 Days

Stamkos potted his sixth goal of the season in Friday's win over the Jets.

Stamkos' first-period tally came on a feed from new linemate Jonathan Drouin on a two-on-one break, the first of what figures to be many connections between the Bolts' two franchise cornerstones. The goal snapped a two-game pointless drought for Stamkos, which qualifies as a slump these days for the sensational center.