Blues place Rattie on waivers

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The St. Louis Blues are gambling they won’t lose Ty Rattie. But losing the 23-year-old forward is a real possibility after they put him on waivers today.

Rattie has played just four games, with no points, for the Blues this season. He played three more on a conditioning stint in the AHL, registering one assist.

The 32nd overall pick in the 2011 draft, Rattie was once a highly touted prospect. He put up huge numbers in the WHL with the Portland Winterhawks, and he continued to produce after he graduated to the AHL. Last season, he had 46 points in 62 games for the Chicago Wolves.

But Rattie last got into a game on Nov. 28, when he logged just 6:13 against Dallas. And if he’s not going to play, it leaves the Blues with only three real options — wait for injuries to hit, trade him, or put him on waivers so he can go play in the AHL.

They chose the third option. We’ll see now if their gamble pays off.