DETROIT - Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos limped off the ice and went to the dressing room during a game against the Detroit Red Wings.
Steven Stamkos grabs his right knee after an awkward play along the boards. Down the tunnel. pic.twitter.com/Ym48UQgdzI— Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) November 16, 2016
Stamkos left about halfway through the first period Tuesday night. He appeared to injure his right leg in a collision with Detroit's Gustav Nyquist along the boards.
Stamkos scored his ninth goal of the season earlier in the game. The six-time All-Star has 20 points in 17 games.
Stamkos missed all but one game during the last postseason after having surgery for a blood clot April 4. He also missed time in 2013-14 with a broken leg.