By Mike Harrington
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Buffalo Sabres have no idea who will be on their roster when they play the Tampa Bay Lightning here tomorrow night. And while there will be some changes on both sides -- especially now that Lightning legend Marty St. Louis has gone to the Rangers for Ryan Callahan -- one thing for sure is that there will be a huge buzz in the Tampa Bay Times Forum in the wake of this tweet.
Just left the doctors office. Got the green light. See you tomorrow Bolts fans. Excited to be back !!— Steven Stamkos (@RealStamkos91) March 5, 2014
Yep, Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos, out since November with a broken leg that cost him a spot on Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics, finalized this morning that he has recovered and will return to the lineup tonight. His second game will be Saturday against Boston, the team that he was injured against.
Stamkos has missed 45 games this season. He had 14 goals and 23 points in 17 games prior to the injury. He's best known, of course, for his 60-goal season in 2011-12