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Marty St. Louis Will Play Tonight

from Andrew Gross of Ranger Rants,

Marty St. Louis, whose mother, France, died unexpectedly from a heart attack at age 63 Thursday while hospitalized, has returned from Montreal and will play in tonight’s Game 5 of the Metropolitan Division final against the Penguins at Consol Energy Center,  with the Rangers trying to stave off elimination.

Coach Alain Vigneault said St. Louis told him this morning that he would return for the game.

“We found out yesterday when we arrived in Pitt that Marty’s mom had passed away and, from there, we obviously sent him back home to Montreal,”  Vigneault said. “It was obviously a very, very quiet bus ride from the airport to the hotel.  We talked to Marty last night, we texted back and forth this morning and he decided to come back and play. I think it says a lot about him but it also says a lot about his teammates that he’d want to be here and play tonight. He’s here.

“This morning, he said that he talked to his dad and him a nd his dad both agreed that his mom would want him to be here and that’s what he did,” Vigneault added.

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