Blues place leading scorer Alexander Steen on injured reserve
The St. Louis Blues have a tough slate of games coming up, including divisional matchups against the Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild, followed by a game against the Los Angeles Kings, who currently sit in third place in the Western Conference. And they’ll likely have to face those teams without the services of leading scorer Alexander Steen.
Steen, who leads the Blues with 24 goals and 38 points in 35 games, was placed in injured reserve today with a concussion. According to NHL.com, St. Louis believes the concussion stems from three-game stretch from Dec. 16-21, when Steen suffered high hits in all three matches. The first came from Ottawa’s Zack Smith on Dec. 16, the second from Montreal’s Douglas Murray on Dec. 19, and the last courtesy of the Oilers’ David Perron on Dec. 21.
No timetable has been given for Steen’s return, and he will miss at least the next three games. St. Louis will be extra cautious with Steen, who missed nearly 40 games in 2011-12 with a concussion.