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Stamkos has surgery, no timetable for return
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos is attended to on the ice after banging into the goalpost during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher after the play. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 12, 2013, 8:30 pm

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos underwent what the team called "successful surgery" Tuesday in Boston to stabilize a fracture in his right tibia.

The high-scoring center is expected to return to Tampa on Thursday to begin rehabilitation. A timetable has not yet been set for his return.

Stamkos was injured on Monday with 7:11 remaining in the second period of a game at Boston. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher after crashing into the post.

Stamkos was backchecking on a play when he got tied up with Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton. The pair went into the net hard.

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