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Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will undergo surgery to treat a blood clot in his right arm and is expected to miss one to three months, general manager Steve Yzerman said after the team's 3-1 victory over the Devils. Stamkos will have the surgery Monday in Tampa, Florida. Yzerman said in his postgame news conference that Stamkos has a type of vascular thoracic outlet syndrome near his right collarbone. It's the same thoracic syndrome that goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy dealt with at the beginning of the season. This injury is another major blow for the Lightning, whose top defenseman, Anton Stralman, has a fractured left leg and will miss at least the first round of the playoffs. Stamkos is averaging a league leading .59 goals per game. The Lightning are currently second in the Atlantic division, trailing the Florida Panthers by 2 points.
Definitely! Jeez. I'm glad it's not a career ended!
@TessStevens Yeah, I agree. Blood clots can become an extremely serious issue if left untreated.
I used to watch hockey all the time. Glad that it's not that serious, health is important!