Could Marty St. Louis’ final days with the Lightning be played out in St. Louis?

Tampa Bay finishes a four-game road trip on Tuesday against the Blues and will not play again until after Wednesday’s 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline.

That is the backdrop for Tampa Bay amid reports St. Louis requested a trade to the New York Rangers – near his summer residence in Connecticut – after he was left off the Canadian Olympic roster on Jan. 7.

St. Louis was later named to the Canada roster, as a replacement for injured Steven Stamkos, and captured a gold medal in Sochi, Russia.

Neither St. Louis nor Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman, also the GM for Team Canada, has addressed the validity of the reports, with St. Louis offering only that he “discussed his future with Steve.’’

Trade speculation has quieted since the reports first surfaced a week ago that the captain and team’s leading scorer wanted to be dealt. And quiet could wind up describing the Lightning when it comes to the trade deadline this season.

Tampa Bay currently sits in a playoff position, as it has for most of the season, but has just three victories in the past nine games.

The best possible “trade-deadline” acquisition likely will come from within the organization, as two-time 50-goal scorer Steven Stamkos is expected to return — possibly as early as Thursday — after missing nearly four months with a broken right tibia.

Stamkos will have his next checkup on Wednesday.

“Obviously we are thrilled and hoping he comes back,’’ Yzerman said of Stamkos. “But any opportunity you have to improve your team, you look at it. So, getting Stammer back (helps) and if I could do anything that would improve the team I would.’’