St. Louis defenseman Joel Edmundson will be out for an ‘extended’ period of time as a result of an upper-body injury sustained on Sunday against Colorado, writes Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The team announced that he has been placed on injured reserve and will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
The 23 year old is in his second season with the team and has played in all 13 of their games this season, primarily on the third defense pairing. He has an assist, 17 penalty minutes, and 23 hits so far this year.
Still with the Blues, Timmermann adds that blueliner Robert Bortuzzo is being re-evaluated today as he continues his recovery from a lower body injury from last October.
The team has recalled defenseman Petteri Lindbohm from AHL Peoria to take Edmundson’s spot on the roster. He has played in five games in the minors so far this season and has seen time with the Blues in each of the last two years. St. Louis also assigned right winger Ty Rattie to Peoria on a conditioning stint. He has played in just one game so far this season, being a healthy scratch the rest of the year.
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Other news out of the Central:
- Blackhawks left winger Tyler Motte left Sunday’s game against Dallas with what looked to be a leg injury. Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune reports that the issue isn’t believed to be serious but head coach Joel Quenneville stated postgame that he may miss some time. Motte, a 21 year old rookie, is off to a good start with Chicago so far this season, picking up three goals and three assists in his first 13 games while averaging 12:37 per game.
- Despite clearing waivers over the weekend, Colorado center John Mitchell remains with the team and even played in both games, notes Mike Chambers of the Denver Post. GM Joe Sakic told Chambers that the team intends to keep Mitchell and his $1.8MM cap hit for the foreseeable future. If Mitchell remains with the team for 30 days or plays in 10 games since clearing, he would have to be waived again if they wanted to send him down later on.