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Stamkos hopes to play before Sochi

Updated: January 28, 2014, 3:38 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

TORONTO -- Steven Stamkos added a new wrinkle to his Olympic comeback hopes, telling a huge media contingent here Tuesday morning that it's not inconceivable for him to play in Sochi even if he doesn't get into an NHL game beforehand.

All along the plan seemed to be that he would need to play in one or two NHL games before a decision was made on Sochi.

The Tampa Bay Lightning superstar stressed more than once during his eight-minute media scrum that his goal and his preference remained ...

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