Posted October 16, 2013

Marty St. Louis in walking boot, misses Lightning’s practice Wednesday

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Tampa Bay Lighting Captain Marty St. Louis may miss Thursday's game vs. the Minnesota Wild after he was seen in a walking boot because of an injury sustained during Tuesday's win over the Los Angeles Kings. (Scott Audette/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lighting captain Marty St. Louis may miss Thursday’s game vs. the Minnesota Wild. (Scott Audette/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Marty St. Louis is reportedly in a walking boot and missed Wednesday’s practice after suffering a lower body injury in Tuesday’s victory over the Los Angeles Kings, according to a report Wednesday from the Tampa Bay Times.

St. Louis injured himself after taking a slap shot off the foot of Kings defenseman Drew Doughty in the third period. The Lightning won the game convincingly by a score of 5-1, but the 38-year-old St. Louis was seen limping after the game when he left the locker room.

According to the report, he was seen wearing the walking boot when he left Tampa Bay Times Forum. Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said as far as he can tell, St. Louis’ injury is not “alarmingly serious.” No other information about the extent of his injury is immediately available.

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In his first six games, St. Louis has four goals and is second in points in the league (10), behind only Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. Tampa Bay is currently 4-2-0. It’s unclear whether St. Louis will be ready for Thursday’s home game vs. the Minnesota Wild.


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