Blues’ Steen was playing through a broken foot suffered in first round


When teams get eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, the list of players battling through a myriad of injuries often soon follows.

The St. Louis Blues were eliminated in Game 6 of the second round against the Nashville Predators on Sunday.

Afterwards, it was revealed that forward Alexander Steen had been playing through a broken foot suffered in Game 1 of the opening round versus Minnesota, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Steen still played in 10 games this post-season, with three goals and seven points. He didn’t play for the Blues in Game 5 of this series, and had been previously seen with a walking boot on his left foot and using crutches.

Back in the lineup Sunday, as the Blues tried to extend this series back to St. Louis for a seventh game, he had three shots on goal and just over 17 minutes of ice time.