Photo gallery: Steven Stamkos, Victor Hedman and Ben Bishop return to practice at Lightning camp
Steven Stamkos didn't have to be at Monday's practice at Amalie Arena.
The Lightning captain was fresh off helping Canada win the World Cup Thursday in Toronto, where he celebrated all weekend with friends and family. Tampa Bay gave him five days off before reporting.
But there was Stamkos on Monday morning, putting on his Lightning jersey for the first time since signing an eight-year, $68 million deal June 29. He skated on a line with Jonathan Drouin and Ondrej Palat, ripped his trademark one-timer on power play drills.