Report: Stamkos to miss 4-6 months with torn meniscus
Steven Stamkos just can't catch a break.
Stamkos will head to Vail, Colo., where he is scheduled to undergo the arthroscopic knee procedure, according to the report.
Typical rehab time for the surgery is four-to-six months, but his precise recovery time is yet to be determined.
Last April, Stamkos was diagnosed with a blood clot in his arm, which led to him missing the rest of the regular season and most of the Lightning's playoff run, until returning for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final.
A broken leg limited him to 37 games in 2013-14.
The 26-year-old signed an eight-year, $68-million deal to remain with the Lightning over the summer.
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