Steven Stamkos

On Thursday, Steve Stamkos addressed the media for the first time since being ruled out of the Olympics, displaying a sense of disappointment over his situation.

Stamkos, who suffered a broken right tibia in mid-November, was clearly disappointed with his inability to participate in the Winter Games, saying the news caught him totally by surprise.

β€œI was a little surprised,” he said. β€œIt was a little shocking.”

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