, who is one of the league’s top young stars and was expected to play a key role for Canada at the
Winter Olympics in February, was carried off the ice Monday at Boston’s
after suffering what appeared to be a serious injury to his right leg.
Stamkos, who has shared or won the NHL goal-scoring lead twice, crashed into the goal post during the second period of the Lightning’s game against the
The Lightning said Stamkos had suffered a broken right tibia and will be out indefinitely. The club did not confirm a report by TSN that Stamkos will require surgery.
Stamkos, 23, shares the league lead in goals with 14 and leads in points, with 23.