The thudding sound of puck striking skate boot could clearly be heard throughout the Forum early in the third period Tuesday night.

The puck came flying off the stick of Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty at the 4:36 mark of the third period during a Kings power play. The skate boot belonged to Tampa Bay Lightning captain Marty St. Louis who took the full brunt of the shot.

As is the case with most hockey players St. Louis shook off the pain in his foot stayed in the game and eventually scored his second goal to cap a three-point night. His team-best 10 points in six games ranked second in league behind Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby heading into Wednesday's action.

After the game the team captain took questions from reporters and appeared no worse for the wear other than a noticeable limp.

But Wednesday morning St. Louis took a golf cart ride from his car into The Forum and was later seen wearing a walking boot instead of his skate boot missing practice with what the team classified as a lower-body injury. Though St. Louis is listed as day-to-day Tampa Bay recalled Brett Connolly from Syracuse of the American Hockey League late Wednesday and expects to have him available for tonight's game against Minnesota.

St. Louis' status remained unclear late Wednesday as the team awaited test results. Bringing up Connolly however suggests St. Louis is likely to sit out even though the injury is not considered long term.

“From all indications it is nothing alarmingly serious'' Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “But we'll wait until we get the doctor's report. And I don't want to jump to any conclusions but much like the (goaltender Ben) Bishop situation it's rest and precaution and when we get a report we'll find out.''

Bishop sat out practice Friday and was held out of Saturday's game against Pittsburgh but he returned to make 30 saves in Tuesday's victory against the Kings.

No information was provided by the team regarding any tests St. Louis underwent Wednesday but the captain did not rule himself out.

“There's always a chance to play when you are day-to-day'' St. Louis said via text message.

Connolly the sixth overall pick in the 2010 draft enjoyed a strong training camp tied for the team lead with four goals in preseason play before being one of the final cuts from camp. In three games with Syracuse Connolly has one assist but will figure to slot in on one of the top three lines.