Tampa Bay Lightning Captain Steven Stankos Placed on long-term injury list and loses at least 10 games.
We learned earlier today that he will not be in uniform for the two-game series against the Florida Panthers, but now his absence will be long overdue.
He will return until the first weekend of May.
Columbus has not played forward since April 8 with an injury to his lower body against the Blue Jackets.
In 38 games this season, Stamkos has scored 17 goals and 34 points.
Lightning won against the Panthers
In the absence of Stankos, Lightning won 3-2 in overtime against the Panthers on Thursday night.
Headman gives lightning victory
Victor Headman scored at 00:54 overtime. His decisive escape was made possible by a pass given by Alex Killorn.
Andrei Vasilevsky made 36 saves, leading the NHL with 26 wins this season.
Killorn and Ross Colton scored other goals for Lightning, who scored just 18 times (including just four times in the first period).
Vasilevsky was a teammate of Killorn’s goal in the power play.
Patrick Hornquist and Anthony Duclaire answered for Florida, which won only one of four games.
Jonathan Huberdi got his 30th assist this season.