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Steven Stamkos undergoes surgery

Updated: November 13, 2013, 12:13 PM ET
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos underwent what the team called "successful surgery" Tuesday in Boston to stabilize a fracture in his right tibia.

The high-scoring center is expected to return to Tampa on Thursday to begin rehabilitation. A timetable has not yet been set for his return.

One of the team's trainers stayed with Stamkos at the hospital and was set to meet with doctors at the end of Tuesday to go over the rehab protocol that will follow the ...

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