Andy Strickland tweets that Blues center Paul Stastny has been placed on injured reserve while Wade Megan has been called up from Chicago. Lou Korac adds, however, that the move is only for a game, and that it a roster spot for Megan. Jeremy Rutherford tweets that he’ll be ready for next Wednesday’s game.
Stastny was expected to miss tonight’s game after suffering an upper body injury against Dallas on Tuesday. Head coach Ken Hitchcock indicated that he was hit high during the game, and added later that should he miss tonight’s game, he would be ready to go next week.
This season, Stastny has 17 points (7-10), and according to Rutherford, is logging nearly 20 minutes of ice time per game. Rutherford reports that he will be missed most in the faceoff circle, where he takes 36 percent of the Blues’ draws and is sixth in the league with a 54.7% winning percentage.
The 26-year-old Megan, meanwhile, has 24 points (13-11) in 28 games this season with Chicago. Should he play tonight, it will be his first appearance in an NHL game.