Olympic injury update: Stamkos eyes Saturday return; Gaborik a ‘long shot’ for Slovakia
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 4, 2014
“I kind of told myself that if I didn't think I had a chance to play that I wouldn't go, so I'm still going to base it on that,'' Stamkos said. After Monday's practice, Stamkos said that, should no complications arise in the next four days, he plans to return to the Tampa lineup Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings, the final day before the NHL's Olympic break begins. A month ago, participating countries in the men's Olympic hockey tournament were preparing to announce their final rosters. At this point right now I can sit here and say that this is the best it has ever felt on the ice especially for the work load that I had on it today."