Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) works against Chicago Blackhawks center David Kampf (64) during Tampa Bay's season-opening win.
He leads the Lightning in scoring and is skating freely again, but he’d be the first to say he’s not fully back yet.
Tampa Bay is leaning on the 23-year-old to fill its fourth-line center spot.
The Stanley Cup champions are rooting for the latest Tampa Bay area team to play for a title.
The team will wear the new jerseys three times this season and the black alternate jerseys six times.