Stamkos is out tonight and Kucherov is in

  • Steven Stamkos (lower body) won’t play on Saturday night against Anaheim.
  • Stamkos didn’t take part in the morning skate after missing most of Thursday’s game with a lower-body injury. A timetable for his return is unclear at this time, so consider him day-to-day for now.
  • Stamkos aggravated a previous injury during Thursday’s game.
  • Nikita Kucherov (upper body) will be back in the lineup on Saturday against Anaheim.
  • Kucherov sat out Thursday’s game due to an upper-body injury.
  • However, he was back on the ice for Saturday’s morning skate with Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat.
  • He also worked on the top power-play unit.
  • Kucherov has six goals and 18 points in 18 games this year.
Sources & Credits: Rotoworld, Tampa Bay Lightning
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