Keep in mind that appearing on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol absences list does not guarantee that Stamkos, Lindblom, or other players necessarily tested positive for COVID-19.
During Thursday’s eventual loss to the Panthers, the Lightning initially deemed Stamkos out with a lower-body injury.
Lindblom first returned to the Flyers in September after battling Ewing’s sarcoma.
Thx to everyone who has reached out. At this time we suspect a false positive test. Hopefully that’s the case, and I will be back on the ice in the next couple of days 🤞. Until then I will continue to follow the NHL Covid list protocols. https://t.co/TWDEE9Zrfx
— Steven Stamkos (@RealStamkos91) February 13, 2021
Here’s the full NHL COVID19 protocol absences list:
COVID Protocol Related Absences – Feb. 12, 2021:
Arizona – John Hayden
Buffalo – Dylan Cozens; Rasmus Dahlin; Taylor Hall; Curtis Lazar; Jake McCabe; Casey Mittelstadt; Brandon Montour; Tobias Rieder; Rasmus Ristolainen
Chicago – Ryan Carpenter
Colorado – Tyson Jost, Gabriel Landeskog, Samuel Girard
Detroit – Calvin Pickard
Edmonton – Jesse Puljujarvi
Florida – Anthony Duclair
Los Angeles – Andreas Athanasiou; Blake Lizotte
Minnesota – TBA
New Jersey – Nate Bastian; Jesper Bratt; Connor Carrick; Eric Comrie; Nikita Gusev; Nico Hischier; Jack Hughes; Andreas Johnsson; Dmitry Kulikov; Janne Kuokkanen; Michael McLeod; Kyle Palmieri; Damon Severson; Ty Smith; Matt Tennyson; Sami Vatanen; Pavel Zacha; Travis Zajac
NY Islanders – none
NY Rangers – Filip Chytil
Philadelphia – Justin Braun; Morgan Frost; Claude Giroux; Scott Laughton; Oskar Lindblom; Travis Sanheim; Jakub Voracek
Tampa Bay – Steven Stamkos
Vegas – Tomas Nosek