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Lightning’s Steven Stamkos: ‘I haven’t looked this forward to a training camp in a long time’

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Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is chomping at the bit to lace up his skates and his the ice for training camp.

Stamkos, who suffered a torn meniscus last season, has begun skating with teammates ahead of training camp and is eyeing a bounce back season for Tampa Bay.

“When you’ve been through the tough stretch that I’ve been through in the last four or five years, it’s tough to know what 100 percent is,” Stamkos said in an interview with Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times.

“I don’t think I will know, but like I said it’s the best its felt since the surgery, way better than where I ended the season off before the season ended when I was on the ice with the guys.

“It’s just been getting better and better every day and I can see it continually doing so. It’s just exciting. I haven’t looked this forward to a training camp in a long time. I feel like I’ve put in the work and am seeing the results.”

Stamkos is also confident that he can return to form.

“My expectations are that I’m going to get back to that player,” Stamkos proclaimed.

“Hopefully it’s right away. That’s the plan. We’ll see how it goes.”

Eastern Conference

Islanders’ Waive Andrew Ladd

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The New York Islanders have placed Andrew Ladd on waivers, according to an official team announcement.

“He’s played the maximum number of conditioning games–five games” Islanders’ general manager Lou Lamoriello said.”He needs to play in games to see exactly where the strength is and where the liabilities are and so forth. So we’ll get him down, he’ll leave today to go up to Belleville and play this weekend at Belleville and Laval.

There’s no timetable. His play and physical fitness will determine that.”

Ladd, who inked a seven-year, $38.5 million contract back in 2016, has not played in a game for the Islanders this season.

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Bruins’ Zach Senyshyn Out Four Weeks With Lower-Body Injury

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Boston Bruins’ promising young forward Zach Senyshyn will miss around four weeks of action with a lower-body injury, according to a team announcement.

Senyshyn will be reevaluated in approximately four weeks.

In a corresponding move, the Bruins have recalled Trent Frederic from the AHL to take Senyshyn’s spot on the roster.

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Penguins’ Sidney Crosby Out Six Weeks Following Surgery

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Pittsburgh Penguins’ superstar Sidney Crosby will be out for a minimum of six weeks following core muscle surgery, according to an official team announcement.

Crosby has been dealing with a sports hernia since training camp, and the Penguins are hoping he can bounce back once he is again healthy.

Crosby, 32, tallied 17 points through the first 17 games of the season.

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