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Tampa Bay Lightning W Marty St. Louis sustains facial and nasal fractures, team says



If there is good news here, it is that the statement released by the team made no mention of any damage to the left eye of Tampa Bay Lightning wing Marty St. Louis, who was hit in the face by a puck shot by teammate Dominic Moore during Thursday's morning skate. St. Louis' consecutive-game streak was stopped at 499 games.

Here is the statement from the team:

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis will not play tonight’s game at the New York Rangers and he is out indefinitely after suffering facial and nasal fractures at the team’s morning skate today at Madison Square Garden. St. Louis was struck in the face by a puck shot by a teammate during a practice drill.

St. Louis will return to Tampa Bay immediately and will undergo further medical examination by Lightning team physicians when swelling subsides in and around his left eye. A more detailed determination on his return to the lineup will be made at that time.


[Last modified: Thursday, December 8, 2011 6:40pm]


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