Nov 7, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) against the Edmonton Oilers during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Poll: Who Should Replace Steven Stamkos on Team Canada?

The Winter Olympic hockey tournament gets underway in a week in Sochi, Russia. One player who was expected to, but now wont, make the trip is Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos.

Stamkos suffered a broken leg in November after going leg first into the goal post at full speed. He had started practicing the past few weeks, but it was announced today that doctors won’t clear him to play in a game. He will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks.

With Stamkos out, it means that Team Canada, and Tampa Bay, General Manager Steve Yzerman has to select a replacement for Stamkos on the team. The favorite among many seems to be Tampa Bay captain Martin St. Louis, but there are plenty of other players who could very well take the open spot on the roster.

That’s where you come in Fansiders! We want to know who you think should replace Stamkos in Sochi, Russia. Vote in the poll below, and make sure to leave a comment with why you made your vote.

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Who should replace Steven Stamkos on team Canada?

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