Teammates gather around Steven Stamkos after the Lightning star broke his leg in Boston on November 11th.
Tampa, Florida-- Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos underwent successful surgery Tuesday afternoon in Boston after fracturing his right tibia the day before.
Stamkos is expected to return to Tampa on Thursday to begin immediate rehabilitation, the team announced. A prospective timetable has not yet been set for his return to the ice.
Stamkos was injured with 7:11 remaining in the second period of a scoreless game as the Lightning took on the Boston Bruins Monday.
Tampa Bay went on to lose the contest, 3-0.
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