Lightning forward Martin St-Louis added to replace Stamkos

Lightning forward Martin St-Louis added to replace Stamkos

By Callum Ng

Hockey Canada has announced Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St-Louis will replace Steven Stamkos on the men’s hockey team.

The change was announced via twitter in the evening Sochi time.

Stamkos broke a bone in his leg in November and despite a seemingly quick recovery, just won’t be ready in time.

SEE ALSO: Rosters and schedule for the 2014 men’s Olympic hockey tournament

Martin St-Louis’ last Olympic hockey competition was Turin 2006 where Canada finished seventh. He is having a strong NHL season, with 25 goals and 26 assists as of the announcement. In December, Team Canada Executive Director Steve Yzerman said the decision to originally leave St-Louis off the team was difficult. Especially given the relationship he has with the veteran.

Canada’s first game at the Bolshoy Ice Dome will be Thursday, February 13th versus Norway.

By Callum Ng

Senior Writer/Producer for Olympic.ca: I tell sport stories. I also like songs and dim sum. Liable to be found rink side, track side, pool side, any side.

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