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Stamkos undergoes surgery on broken leg

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Center Steven Stamkos had surgery Tuesday to stabilize his broken right tibia, and the operation was a success, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced.

The procedure was performed in Boston, where Stamkos was hurt Monday during the Lightning's 3-0 loss to the Bruins.

According to the team, Stamkos will return home Thursday, but there is no determination of when he will be able to get back on the ice. Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said in a statement Monday that Stamkos is out indefinitely.

Stamkos, 23, was tied for the NHL lead in both goals (14) and points (23) entering Tuesday's games.

The injury is expected to keep Stamkos from playing for Team Canada in the Winter Olympics in February at Sochi, Russia.
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