St. Louis Blues winger Alex Steen will miss at least four weeks because of a high ankle sprain.
Steen hurt his left ankle in an accident with Edmonton's Alex Chaisson late in the 2nd period of the safeguarding Stanley Cup champions' 5-2 win over the Oilers on Wednesday night. The Blues put him on hurt reserve Thursday, revealing he 'd gone back to St. Louis and would be re-evaluated in 4 weeks.
Steen has 5 helps in 17 video games this season, his 12th with St. Louis. The 35-year-old Swede had 5 points in the playoffs to help the Blues win their very first title in franchise history.
The Blues are already without top-line winger Vladimir Tarasenko for the rest of the regular season following right shoulder surgery. Previously today, they traded 2014 first-round pick Robby Fabbri to Detroit for Jacob de la Rose.
St. Louis has actually won 6 in a row and is tied with Washington for the most points in the NHL.