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Lightning's Stamkos sitting out Thursday's game against Panthers due to injury

It's not clear how the team's captain sustained the injury.
Credit: AP
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) before an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla — Lightning captain, Steven Stamkos, will be sitting out of Thursday's game against cross-state rivals the Florida Panthers.

The team tweeted before the game that Stamkos had suffered a lower-body injury, and is listed as day-to-day. It's not clear how he sustained the injury.

Stamkos has gotten off to a hot start this season, scoring seven goals and 14 points across the team's first 11 games.

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