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  • Andrew Andrew Dec 14, 2011 10:11 AM Flag

    St. Louis not on IR?

    Why isn't Martin St. Louis on IR on Yahoo yet? He's been declared on IR by the Lightning for days and will be out past Christmas. This needs to change so I can replace him in my lineup.

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    • I agree with u on St.Louis this is not the first time or the last that yahoo is slow of the mark.

    • He hasnt been on IR for days....
      someone posted this yesterday... (from rotowire)

      "Head coach Guy Boucher says he is not expecting St. Louis (facial and nasal fractures) until after Christmas, at the earliest, according to the Tampa Tribune.

      Spin: St. Louis can't even begin to think about a return until the blood dissipates. There's some ambiguity whether the Lightning has placed St. Louis on IR or not, as trusted sources across the hockey landscape have him listed in different fashions, some as "IR," others as "Out Indefinitely" and some even as "Day-to-Day." Since it's coming right from his coach that Christmas looks like the best-case scenario, we'll go with the middle category of greater than one week, and look for official word from the team if an IR status allows you to make a move in your league."

      So there you have it, the team has not officially announced that he has been placed on IR. Therefore, the previous report from Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times appears to be an assumption (really, are we that surprised?). Still, the good news is that Guy Boucher does not expect him to play before Christmas, but just by stating that time frame has to make you think he may be back by the New Year! Here's hoping that's the case, especially if he stays DTD!