Marty St. Louis said he will seriously consider wearing a visor when he returns from facial injuries sustained at a Dec. 8 morning skate when he was hit by a backhand shot from teammate Dominic Moore.

St. Louis likely will first wear a cage to protect his broken nose. But wearing a visor is a notable admission of vulnerability from a player who has so resisted the protective shield.

"It's easier said than done," he said.

The Lightning right wing has sustained some fairly serious facial injuries in his career, the most dramatic being when he was cut between the eyes by a skate blade.

But St. Louis said he never before was hit in the eye, and the puck off Moore's stick clipped enough of his left eye that it took eight days for the blood to drain. His depth perception still is affected, though no long-term problems are expected.