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Olympics: St. Louis to join Canada's hockey team

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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis will replace injured Steven Stamkos on Canada's roster for the Sochi Olympics, Hockey Canada announced on Thursday.

The 38-year-old St. Louis played for Canada's Olympic team at the 2006 Turin Games but did not feature in Vancouver four years later.

St. Louis has 25 goals and 54 points in 56 National Hockey League games this season.

Stamkos, who is a teammate of St. Louis's on the Lightning, suffered a broken right leg in November and had hoped he would be fit enough to play for the 2010 gold medallists in Sochi.

But doctors said Wednesday that his right tibia had not fully healed.

St. Louis was chosen over Philadelphia Flyers all-star forward Claude Giroux.

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