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Steven Stamkos to return Thursday

Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos will return to the lineup for Thursday night's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

The Lightning announced Stamkos would return on their official Twitter account.

Stamkos, who has been sidelined since November with a broken shin, also took to Twitter on Wednesday morning.

Stamkos was injured on Nov. 11 at Boston and underwent surgery. He has 14 goals and 23 points in 17 games this season. The injury kept Stamkos from playing for Canada in the Sochi Olympics.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.