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NHL scoring leader Steven Stamkos suffers leg injury

NHL scoring leader Steven Stamkos suffers leg injury
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos is attended to on the ice after banging into the goalpost during the second period of a game against the Boston Bruins on Monday. (Elise Amendola / Associated Press)
NHL

scoring leader

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Steven Stamkos

of the

Tampa Bay Lightning

, who is one of the league’s top young stars and was expected to play a key role for Canada at the

Sochi

Winter Olympics in February, was carried off the ice Monday at Boston’s

TD Garden

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 Bruins on Monday. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher.

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.

Here's one account of the incident, from nhl.com, and a more comprehensive report from the Tampa Bay Times. The video shows Stamkos' leg snapping back in a frightening way, so be warned if you watch it..

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