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Mother of New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis dies

New York Rangers' Martin St. Louis skates before an NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in New York.

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The mother of New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis has died.

"We send our deepest condolences to Martin St. Louis on the passing of his mother, France. Our thoughts are with the St. Louis family," the Rangers posted Friday on the team Twitter account.

The Rangers are in Pittsburgh for Game 5 of their second-round series with the Penguins. New York trails the series 3-1.

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Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault said St. Louis will be in the lineup for Friday's game.

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