Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/8/11

NEW YORK - JANUARY 19: Martin St. Louis #26 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against the New York Rangers on January 19, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis was hit in the face by a puck during Thursday's morning skate.

St. Louis, 36, was taken to New York University Medical Center for further evaluation after he was hit above his eye.

"We'll see what the extent of it is, but right now it doesn't look pretty," Lightning coach Guy Boucher told the Tampa Tribune. "It just keeps on pouring. We have to prepare as if he's not going to be available."

St. Louis, who was preparing to play in his 500th consecutive game against the New York Rangers, has collected nine goals, 13 assists and six penalty minutes this season.

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