Stemkos can return to service until the end of the regular season

The captain of the Tampa Bay Steven Stamkos is close to recovering from injury.

It is expected that he will be able to reach the ice in an official match in the near future. Thus, Stemkos can take part in the matches of "Tampa" before the end of the regular season.

However, the striker will definitely miss the home game against Detroit.

"I already went through like that. When you start thinking about exact dates, then you set yourself an impossible task. I'll be back when I'm 100% ready. Honestly, I can not answer this question more accurately.

Everything goes well. This is a long process. Initially, it was set a period of four to six months, and four months looked too optimistic. This date has passed.

Today I was engaged with the guys for the first time. It's nice to be back on the ice with everyone. To do this, a very large work was done, not visible to outsiders. I will continue to do the same, "said Stemkos.