The St. Louis Blues will be without another veteran forward for the next month, announcing that Alex Steen is out for at least four weeks with a high-ankle sprain. He has been moved to injured reserve.
While losing Steen for a month is obviously not ideal, the injury looked like it might be much worse when his leg got twisted underneath Edmonton Oilers forward Alex Chiasson. Hopefully he will be able to get back on the ice before the end of the year.
For the Blues, this is the second alternate captain to go down to serious injury in just a few weeks. Vladimir Tarasenko is already out for several months with a knee injury, meaning the team will need to rely on a different group of forwards this season. Robby Fabbri was also traded last night, meaning there will be plenty of opportunity in the top-nine of the Blues.