The St. Louis Blues have been remarkably resilient amid serious injuries this season. They’ll need to keep up that trend after getting some lousy news on Sunday.
Alexander Steen has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, and he’ll be re-evaluated in four weeks.
That means he’ll miss at least that much time, maybe more. The Blues have to at least wonder if he’ll out for the remainder of the regular season.
About the only semi-positive spin is that this happened before the Feb. 29 trade deadline rather than after it, so GM Doug Armstrong can add some help if he feels justified.
Steen probably got hurt here:
The Blues won that game against the Arizona (cos-playing as Phoenix) Coyotes, but it could very well come at a huge cost.
And just to think, the Blues were just getting used to the “luxury” of having a healthy Jaden Schwartz in the lineup …