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As Workouts Increase, Stamkos Excited About Recovery

"In a straight line I can go pretty quick, obviously not to where I'd like to be in game shape, but straight line I've felt great for a while now. It's about turning and mentally http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20131210075850AAEwImp trusting it. There is a little pain and swelling, that's to be expected, but for the most part I have seen progression each time I have been on the ice. "Mentally that is very pleasing for me." Stamkos, who was among League scoring leaders with 14 goals and 23 points in 17 games when he was injured, has also felt steady improvement in his weight-room sessions. "I'm seeing the progression off the ice as well and that's huge for me, strengthening the glutes and quads on that leg," he said. "It's amazing how hard you have to work to get it and how quick it goes." Stamkos said time has also flown by since getting hurt, especially the Olympic countdown, with just more than a month to the start of the Sochi Games and less than a week until Canada names its roster. Stamkos can't make any guarantees, but has kept that goal in sight. "I'm a pretty driven guy," he said.
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