As Tuesday’s announcement of Canada’s Olympic roster edges closer, Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos nudges ever so closer to potentially being a part of that team.
Stamkos continues to skate and increase his movements on the ice as he recovers from a broken right tibia suffered Nov. 11. Though there remains uncertainty as to when he will be able to return to action, Stamkos maintains his goal of wanting to be a part of the Olympic experience next month in Sochi, Russia.
“I’m a pretty driven guy. I set goals for myself and I’m going to do everything possible to know that I’m going to be able to look at myself in the mirror and say that I did everything in my power to try and be on that team,’’ Stamkos said.
“So that is something that is a goal of mine. I want to come back and play hockey for the Tampa Bay Lightning before I go to the Olympics if that’s the case, but it’s nice to have that goal so you have something to shoot for to get through some of the tougher days.’’