Posted February 06, 2014

Martin St. Louis replacing Steven Stamkos on Canada’s Olympic hockey team

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Martin St. Louis was added to Canada’s hockey team, who are the favorites to win the gold. (Scott Audette/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Martin St. Louis was named to the Canadian men’s hockey team, replacing injured teammate Steven Stamkos, Team Canada announced Thursday.

Stamkos broke his leg Nov. 11 and had a CT scan done on his leg Wednesday afternoon. Doctors said that the leg had not healed enough for him to play in the Olympics. The Lightning said he will be re-evaluated in the next two to three weeks.

St. Louis has 25 goals and 29 assists in 56 games this season for the Lightning. He won the Art Ross Trophy last season, leading the NHL in scoring.



Marty should've been on the team to begin with. Sorry for Stammer but this is best for the Lightning and for him. Would've hated to see him hurt again while not in a Lightning uni.