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Lightning captain St. Louis has apparent foot injury

Oct 16, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

Martin St. Louis #26 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 6, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Lightning 4-2.
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Lightning captain Martin St. Louis is day-to-day with a lower-body injury and has reportedly been seen in a walking boot.

From the Tampa Bay Times:

St. Louis, who had two goals and three points in Tuesday’s 5-1 victory over the Kings, took a Drew Doughty slap shot off a foot about five minutes into the third period while killing a penalty. He finished the game but walked with a noticeable limp as he left the locker room after the game.

The Lightning (4-2-0) have home games Thursday versus the Wild and Saturday versus the Bruins. It’s not clear at this point if St. Louis will be available for either of those. The 38-year-old leads Tampa Bay with 10 points in six games.

Update (12:46 p.m. ET)

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  1. lsxphotog - Oct 16, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    He still finished the game too. Not a good injury to get in this home stand, but embarrassing the Kings was worth it.

  2. stepanup - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Easy to second guess, but does St. Louis have to be killing penalties at his age when up by three in the 3rd? Isn’t that what the bottom 6 is for?

    • ctcork - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      If Marty didn’t want to be out there I’m sure he wouldn’t have to be. He’s got fight and he knows he can lead by example on the kill; I don’t picture him taking a break when his team’s a man down any time soon. His vision makes him useful for breaking up plays and he’s smart when moving the puck out of the zone.

      …can you tell he’s my favorite player?

      • stepanup - Oct 16, 2013 at 3:49 PM

        Maybe a bit. But for good reason.

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