Bolts' Stamkos sidelined for possibly 3 months

Posted at 11:45 AM, Apr 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-03 11:45:14-04

Tampa Bay Lightning has received potential heartbreaking news for a playoff run.

Bolts officials say team captain Steven Stamkos will be off the ice for 1 to 3 months, which could prevent him from playing in the playoffs.

Stamkos reportedly felt discomfort in one of his arms and had it checked out,. The test revealed a blood clot.

He will have surgery on Monday and is expected to make a full recovery.

Meanwhile, the Lightning defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-1 at Amalie Arena Saturday night. Stamkos did not play.