Stamkos full participant in practice, questionable to play exhibition game
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Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was a full participant in practice Saturday, head coach Jon Cooper said, according to The Athletic's Joe Smith.

Cooper added that Stamkos felt good after 30-45 minutes of practice, and said he'll get a shot to play in the team's exhibition game July 29 if he's healthy and wants to suit up.

Stamkos sustained a lower-body injury toward the end of Phase 2 of the NHL's return-to-play plan and was held out from being a full participant at the beginning of training camp this week.

While general manager Julien BriseBois gave no specific timeline for Stamkos' full return to training camp last week, he said the 30-year-old is fully expected to be ready when the Lightning play their first round-robin game against the Washington Capitals on Aug. 3.

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