Steven Stamkos Expected To Stay With Lightning, According To Lightning VP

By Jacob Carmendy
May. 05, 2016

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos could indeed be staying with the team after all, as Lightning Vice President Dave Andrechyuk says that Stamkos "is going to come back" and that he believes GM Steve Yzerman will be able to get a deal done with the franchise's star player. 

"Steven is going to come back. He's going to be fine" Andrechyuk says. 

While that's encouraging news for Lightning fans, don't get too excited yet, as the team still needs to work out a contract to bring Stamkos back, and that goes without saying that if a deal isn't worked out by the start of free agency(where Stamkos will then be able to talk to any team) than all bets could be off. 

Regardless, as of right now, it seems that most signs are pointing to Stamkos returning to Tampa this offseason.