Marty St. Louis replaces Steven Stamkos in Sochi Olympics for Team Canada

1:00 PM, Feb 6, 2014   |    comments
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Marty St. Louis looks on during the game against the Carolina Hurricanes on November 1, 2013.
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Tampa, Florida - Bad news for Steven Stamkos, good news for Marty St. Louis.

On Wednesday, Tampa Bay Lightning's Stamkos learned he was not cleared to skate in the Olympics in Sochi for Team Canada.

Shortly after that, Lightning forward Marty St. Louis was notified he will now skate in the Olympics.

At a press conference Thursday, St. Louis said this was a great opportunity and says whenever you get a chance to win a gold medal, that's something and and an experience you remember for a long time.

Stamkos says while he is disappointed, he is very excited for Marty.

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