Rangers’ Martin St. Louis Out 10-14 Days

The New York Rangers have announced that veteran forward Martin St. Louis will be sidelined for 10-14 days due to a lower-body (reportedly knee) injury obtained during the Rangers’ tilt against the Florida Panthers on Sunday.  St. Louis appeared to be injured after a collision with Panthers defenceman Dmitri Kulikov.  He tried to skate it off during a stoppage, but eventually left the ice favoring his left leg, and did not play another shift.

St. Louis, 39, has 47 points in 68 games this season, which ranks third among Rangers (behind star winger Rick Nash and centerman Derick Brassard), and has 55 points in 87 contests since being acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning at the 2014 trade deadline. He has a total of 1028 points in 1128 career games as a member of the Rangers, Lightning and the Calgary Flames after going undrafted.

The Laval native is a two time Art Ross winner, three time Lady Byng winner, Lester B. Pearson award winner, and a Hart trophy recipient. St. Louis also won a Stanley Cup in 2004 as a member of the Lightning.

Considering the veteran scorer is an integral part of the Rangers’ roster, his absence may affect their chances of making a run for the President’s Trophy as the leagues top regular season.

 

Main Photo: MONTREAL, QC – MAY 17: Martin St. Louis #26 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens in Game One of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 17, 2014 in Montreal, Canada. The Rangers defeated the Canadiens 7-2.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)