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Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos removed from COVID-19 list

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Feb 8, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) skates in for a face off during the second period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning star center Steven Stamkos was removed from the NHL’s COVID-19 list on Sunday.

The 31-year-old team captain went on the list Friday. At the time, Stamkos said he suspected it was a false positive test.

Stamkos had missed Thursday’s 5-2 loss to the host Florida Panthers with a lower-body injury.

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Tampa Bay hosts the Panthers on Monday night but it isn’t immediately known if Stamkos will be available to play.

Stamkos has seven goals and seven assists (14 points) in 11 games this season.

The six-time All-Star is the Lightning’s all-time leader with 429 goals. He has 417 assists and 846 points in 814 games over 13 seasons with the franchise.

Also removed from the COVID-19 list on Sunday were six New Jersey Devils: Forwards Jesper Bratt and Jack Hughes, defenders Connor Carrick, Damon Severson and Ty Smith and goaltender Eric Comrie.

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, Detroit Red Wings goaltender Calvin Pickard and Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim were also removed from the list.

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Added to the COVID-19 list Sunday were Ottawa Senators forward Ryan Dzingel and Flyers forward Travis Konecny.

Overall, there are 35 players on the list.

–Field Level Media