Stamkos placed on COVID-19 list

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Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was placed on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list, the team announced Friday.

Stamkos, 31, didn't play against the Florida Panthers on Thursday due to a lower-body injury and missed practice Friday. He's the only Lightning player currently on the list.

The 6-foot-1 pivot opened up about the situation later Friday.

Stamkos leads the Lightning with seven goals and ranks second with 14 points through 11 games.

Tampa Bay is slated for a rematch with the Panthers on Saturday before the teams close out their three-game set Monday.

Stamkos placed on COVID-19 list
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