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Martin St. Louis hit in encounter by puck

NEW YORK -- Martin St. Louis will be out of the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup indefinitely due to the fact of facial and nasal fractures sustained Thursday morning when he was struck in the face by a shot taken in practice by teammate Dominic Moore Jonathan Quick Jerseys.St. Louis sat out Thursday night towards the New York Rangers, ending his consecutive video games streak at 499 video games -- the third-longest current run in the NHL. The Lightning announced the star forward's injuries in a statement and stated St http://www.teamkingsstore.com/drew-doughty-jersey. Louis would return to Tampa right away and be evaluated by crew physicians when the swelling subsides in and about his left eye Anze Kopitar Jersey.The Lightning recalled forward Blair Jones from Norfolk of the American Hockey League on Thursday, and he was in the lineup for the game against the Rangers.Jones was injured early in the initial period when he crashed into New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist http://www.teamkingsstore.com. He was provided a penalty for goalie interference and left a trail of blood from his nose as he skated off the ice.St. Louis, who hadn't missed a game because Nov. 15, 2005, at Washington was hit close to his left eye when Moore shot wide of the net Thursday morning. He was bleeding profusely when he left the ice at Madison Square Garden and was assisted to the dressing space by a trainer. St. Louis left the arena in an ambulance.St. Louis is second on the Lightning with 22 points and third with 9 goals in 27 video games. His consecutive video games streak trailed only Calgary defenseman Jay Bouwmeester's 533-game run Drew Doughty Jersey, and Vancouver forward Henrik Sedin's 526 straight games, amongst energetic streaks.Tampa Bay has lost 5 in a row and 9 of twelve.

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