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Martin St. Louis To Join Team Canada For Sochi Olympics

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Tampa Bay Lightning star Martin St. Louis will be joining Team Canada to replace the injured Steven Stamkos. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images) | Scott Audette via Getty Images

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis will be joining Canada's men's hockey team at the Sochi Olympics.

Hockey Canada made the announcement on Thursday, the day after St. Louis' teammate Steven Stamkos announced he would not be joining the team due to a leg injury he sustained in November.

At 38, Sochi would likely be St. Louis' last chance to play at an Olympics. The captain of the Lightning played on the 2006 Olympics team. He has also played at the World Championships in 2008 and 2009 for Team Canada where the team got a silver medal both times. Despite this, Stamkos was left out the 2010 squad that won the gold medal in Vancouver.

Many hockey analysts felt that St. Louis, who has great on-ice chemistry with the much younger Steven Stamkos, was snubbed by the Hockey Canada selection committee.

"Obviously, I'm extremely disappointed. Let's just leave it at that," St. Louis told the CBC after he was left off the team back in January.

St. Louis has won a Stanley Cup, an Art Ross Trophy and a Lester B. Pearson Trophy as part of the Lightning.

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