Stamkos re-aggravates lower-body injury vs. Blackhawks
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Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos re-aggravated a lower-body injury Thursday night versus the Chicago Blackhawks, head coach Jon Cooper said postgame, according to The Athletic's Joe Smith.

Cooper added he's unsure if it will be a long-term issue, according to John Dietz of the Daily Herald.

Stamkos played just 5:17 but remained on the bench for the entire game. He wanted to be there to support his teammates during the 4-2 victory, Cooper said, according to Bryan Burns of

The Lightning are already without reigning MVP Nikita Kucherov as he deals with an upper-body injury he suffered Tuesday.

Stamkos has posted seven goals and 13 assists in 19 games.

Stamkos re-aggravates lower-body injury vs. Blackhawks
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