Stamkos did not take part in an optional practice Tuesday, nor did he skate in the optional morning skate Wednesday (...)
Stamkos, who rarely skipped optional workouts during the season, and W Ryan Malone, who has an upper-body injury, were the only players not to skate Wednesday morning. Stamkos said coach Guy Boucher told him to take the morning off. Boucher confirmed that.
Stamkos, whose only point in the series is a second assist in Game 3, said, "Everybody has got their bumps and bruises.'' When asked specifically about his health, Stamkos said, "Everything feels good.''
I was suspecting it for a while now and I'm sure I'm not the only one, but you'd think they would've reacted accordingly; i.e. rest him during regular season similar to the treatment Malone received when he returned (sitting out back-to-back games, limited TOI, etc).
Edit: Apparently Brewer is fine:
Eric Brewer said he has "no issues." Took the day as a rest. He said Kennedy stomp no factor. Boucher said same given Brewer's ice time.