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St. Louis Blues Injury Report - October 2016
St. Louis Blues Injury Report - October 2016

Fall is here and we say “See you later!” to that one NFL team now in Los Angeles. Instead of our hearts getting ice cold out of spite, we’re turning to the ice of the Scottrade Center as our St. Louis Blues dropped the puck for the 2016-2017 NHL season. Here is rundown of all the battered and bruised Blues on the trainer’s table to start the new season…

#20 Alexander Steen, Left Wing

Steen underwent surgery on his left shoulder in June. He chose to enter an aggressive rehabilitation regimen that prepared him to resume playing a month earlier than expected. Steen re-entered game action in the Blues’ Oct. 6th preseason game.

#15 Robby Fabbri, Center

The twenty-year-old Fabbri experienced an undisclosed upper-body injury in late September. He missed several preseason games while recovering. He started the regular season and is expected to contribute as a top-six forward for the Blues this year.

#64 Nail Yakupov, Right Wing

The Blues acquired Yakupov from the Edmonton Oilers right before the season began. He was listed with a lower-body injury on September 30th, but it’s unclear what was the nature and extent of his injury.

#17 Jaden Schwartz, Left Wing

Schwartz sustained a significant injury to his elbow during a preseason practice. His original timetable for a return was four weeks. He returned to full-time playing status ahead of schedule on Oct. 20th and already contributed an assist during the Blues’ 6-4 win at Calgary on Oct. 22nd.

#34 Jake Allen, Goaltender

Allen suffered a lower-body injury towards the end of the preseason. He has recovered and filled in between the pipes to start the season. There is no sign of ongoing trouble from his injury at this time.

#12 Jori Lehtera, Center

Lehtera is currently on the Blues’ disabled list and described as “day to day” in his injury status. He sustained an upper-body injury during the Blues’ win over the Rangers on Oct. 15th.

#4 Carl Gunnarsson, Defenseman

Gunnarsson sat out two games to start the season due to an upper-body injury. He is expected to make a quick recovery.

#28 Kyle Brodziak, Center

Brodziak also sustained an upper body injury during the Blues’ Oct. 15th game against the New York Rangers. He returned to action against the Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 20th.

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