Penguins send condolences after Rangers player's mother unexpectedly dies

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PITTSBURGH - New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis will play in Friday’s Game 5 despite dealing with his mother unexpectedly passing away Thursday.

St. Louis’ mother died of a heart attack. She was 63 years old.

"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 on their official Twitter account Friday.

Kris Letang, Sidney Crosby and Dan Bylsma all spoke after Friday’s morning skate about the situation. They said the team and organization sends their condolences.

Channel 11’s Bill Phillips reported St. Louis, who returned home, will play in Game 5.