Lightning forward Martin St. Louis leaves game after taking skate to face

OTTAWA – Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis left Saturday’s game against the Ottawa Senators after being accidentally cut in the face by a linesman’s skate.

The play happened with less than a minute to go in the third period right after a faceoff.

As Mike Fisher and Jussi Jokinen scrummed off the draw, linesman Derek Amell was knocked off-balance and had his skate come up and hit St. Louis in the face.

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The veteran winger was taken straight to the dressing room and was bleeding profusely.

Ottawa won the game 2-0.