Lightning's Martin St. Louis 'had conversations' with GM Yzerman about future

Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Martin St. Louis skates with the puck as Montreal Canadiens...

Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Martin St. Louis skates with the puck as Montreal Canadiens defenseman Raphael Diaz defends. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

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, Last Updated: 2:10 PM ET

It's becoming more and more clear Martin St. Louis is not happy in Tampa Bay.

On Wednesday, the 38-year-old Lightning winger addressed rumours linking him to a trade request after originally being left off Team Canada's 25-man Olympic roster. St. Louis eventually replaced injured teammate Steven Stamkos, helping the squad win a gold medal.

"I've had conversations with (Canada and Tampa general manager) Steve (Yzerman) about my future with the team and I'll leave it at that," St. Louis told reporters.

Shortly following the final game in Sochi, Sportsnet reported the reigning Art Ross and Lady Byng trophies winner had approached Yzerman pre-Olympics about leaving the club via trade. St. Louis' Wednesday comments all but confirm this to be true.

A potential destination for St. Louis, according to reports, is the 32-34-3 New York Rangers. Their captain, forward Ryan Callahan, is also expected to be moved before the March 5 trade deadline.

St. Louis and his family lives in nearby Connecticut in the off-season, presumably making the Big Apple an appealing destination.

In 58 games this season, the Laval, Que., native has posted 25 goals and 56 points -- good for 12th in the NHL heading into Wednesday action.


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