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Marty St. Louis is Tampa Bay Lightning Masterton Trophy nominee for dedication to hockey

TAMPA — Marty St. Louis is a funny guy.

Told of his nomination for the Masterton Trophy, given for perseverance and dedication to the sport, the Lightning wing said, "I definitely dedicated myself. I think about the game quite a bit, sometimes too much. I might as well get an award for it."

Laughter all around.

St. Louis' nomination by the Tampa Bay chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association pits him against 29 other nominees, one for each team. The list is not yet released. Voting is by the writers.

"He exemplifies that," coach Guy Boucher said of the award. "His picture is probably next to the definition in the dictionary."

St. Louis, 36, is one of the NHL's great stories. Undrafted out of the University of Vermont and signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent in July 2000, the 5-foot-7 native of Laval, Quebec, is one of the faces of the league.

He has scored at least 20 goals in nine consecutive seasons and has 321 goals and 842 points in 920 games. He was league MVP in 2003-04, has won two Lady Byng Trophies for sportsmanship and this season has 23 goals and a team-best 41 assists.

"I try to be a factor in every game. That's important to me," St. Louis said. "If I don't feel I'm a factor, I'll probably lose the drive."

As for the nomination, he said, "It's an honor."

And he wasn't kidding.

GOALIE GRAB: The Lightning signed G Sebastien Caron out of Germany. A formal announcement will come Monday after Caron clears waivers.

Caron, 31, played this season for Iserlohn Roosters, going 25-23-0 with a 2.57 goals-against average, a .932 save percentage and five shutouts. In 92 NHL games from 2002-07 — 90 with the Penguins — he is 25-47-7 with a 3.45 goals-against average and .892 save percentage.

For you history buffs, he was the Penguins goalie on Nov. 8, 2003, in Tampa Bay's 9-0 victory and allowed eight goals on 37 shots in 49 minutes.

The fallout of the move: Dustin Tokarski will go back to AHL Norfolk when Caron joins the team.

18 UP: Norfolk tries to make history today at Charlotte as it goes for its 18th straight win which would set the season AHL record and tie the multiseason record.

"It's huge, man," said C Trevor Smith, recalled by the Lightning on Saturday because of the injury to C Nate Thompson. "It's a special time. It's been great fun, and it's still going. It's something you'll never forget. It's pretty special."

MEDICAL MATTERS: Wing Ryan Shannon left the game in the second period with an undisclosed upper-body injury Boucher said might keep him out Monday against the Sabres. … Thompson likely will sit out Monday as well, Boucher said.

ODDS AND ENDS: The Lightning's 11 shorthanded goals allowed after giving up one to the Blues are two behind the league-worst Devils. Its six shorthanded goals allowed at home tied New Jersey for league worst. … When D Brendan Mikkelson scored with 4:11 left in the third, it ended the Blues' shutout streak against Tampa Bay this season at 115 minutes, 49 seconds. … RW Brandon Segal, C Vinny Lecavalier (hand) and D Bruno Gervais also were scratched.

Marty St. Louis is Tampa Bay Lightning Masterton Trophy nominee for dedication to hockey 03/17/12 [Last modified: Saturday, March 17, 2012 11:54pm]
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