Blues’ Steen has shoulder surgery, expected to be out four to six months

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Alexander Steen has undergone successful shoulder surgery and is expected to be out four to six months, the St. Louis Blues announced on Friday.

“Alexander suffered the original shoulder injury in February 20th in Arizona. He rehabbed and worked hard to get back and be a big part in the team’s run to the Conference Final. Alex is one of the most dedicated players in the NHL when it comes to fitness and we’re thrilled things went well today,” said Blues GM Doug Armstrong in a statement.

The 32-year-old Steen was named to Sweden’s World Cup roster, but the timeline revealed by the Blues following the operation has him out until early October, meaning he’d miss the tournament.

In 67 games this season, Steen scored 17 goals and 52 points. He followed that up with four goals and 10 points in 20 post-season games.