Stamkos out for remainder of Stanley Cup Final
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Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is unavailable for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Final, head coach Jon Cooper announced Sunday.

Stamkos suited up for Game 3 of his club's series versus the Dallas Stars - his only appearance of the postseason. He made the most of it, scoring a laser of a goal while logging just 2:47 of ice time across five shifts in the Tampa victory.

"Hopefully the next time you see him on the ice is during a trophy presentation," Cooper said, per Stephen Whyno of The Associated Press.

Stamkos missed time during the regular season due to core muscle surgery and has been dealing with a lower-body injury since the Lightning reconvened in July.

The Lightning currently lead the Stanley Cup Final 3-2 with Game 6 scheduled for Monday night.

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