NHL notebook: Lightning's Stamkos will return from injury Thursday
• Lightning star Steven Stamkos was cleared to play after being sidelined since November by a broken right shin. The team announced Wednesday that Stamkos will return to the lineup Thursday night at home against Buffalo. He was injured Nov. 11 at Boston. Stamkos, who has 14 goals and 23 points in 17 games this season, called it an “exciting day for me. Adversity is a good test, and you're going to have to go through it in your career, so you hope it makes you a better player and a better person. I have a new perspective on my career as a professional athlete and how hard you have to work to maintain that.” The broken right shin also kept Stamkos from playing for Canada in the Sochi Olympics.
• TSN reported Canucks forward Daniel Sedin was placed on injured reserve, stemming from a lower-body injury suffered during Sunday's Heritage Classic versus the Senators. Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said the team was unaware of when the 33-year-old will return. In 63 games with the Canucks this season, Sedin has 13 goals and 27 assists.
• NHL.com reported the Red Wings are shutting down center Pavel Datsyuk for three weeks to rest his injured right knee. Detroit general manager Ken Holland said Datsyuk will increase rehab efforts while decreasing on-ice work. Datsyuk, 35, has 15 goals and 18 assists in 39 games this season.
• NESN.com reported the Senators signed defenseman Chris Phillips to a two-year, $5 million extension. Phillips, 35, has one goal, 12 assists and a minus-5 rating in 52 games this season.
• Olympic champion women's goalie Shannon Szabados took the ice with the Oilers at practice Wednesday. The Team Canada goalie filled in at practice while the Oilers waited for Viktor Fasth to arrive after a trade with Anaheim.
— Wire reports
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