Steven Stamkos Injury: Updates on Lightning Star's Status and Return

Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistNovember 11, 2013

Updates from Wednesday, Mar. 5

Steven Stamkos, who has missed 45 games this season, announced that he has been cleared to return to game-time action:

Just left the doctors office. Got the green light. See you tomorrow Bolts fans. Excited to be back !!

— Steven Stamkos (@RealStamkos91) March 5, 2014

Missy Zielinski of the team's media relations department passed along some of Stamkos' thoughts on his return:

Stamkos: "I have a new perspective on my career as a pro athlete. Hopefully I can be a guy who uses this as motivation to my advantage."

— Missy Zielinski (@Missy_Zielinski) March 5, 2014