5:00pm: Sundqvist has been placed on injured reserve. The Blues have recalled Austin Poganski in his place.
2:55pm: The St. Louis Blues have dealt with serious injuries to their forward group all season, including a potential season-long absence for top sniper Vladimir Tarasenko. Things don’t seem to be getting any better, as head coach Craig Berube told reporters including Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that Oskar Sundqvist will be out “a while” and is set to get further testing back in St. Louis. Thomas notes that Sundqvist was seen on crutches with his right foot in a walking boot.
Sundqvist came out of last night’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning after being hit in the corner by Luke Schenn. The 25-year old has been having an excellent season for the team with eight goals and 12 points in 26 games, while lending his physicality and speed to the penalty kill on a regular basis.
Tarasenko, Alex Steen, Sammy Blais and now Sundqvist are all out for the Blues, who will test their depth even further over the next while. Unfortunately trading Robby Fabbri just before some of these injuries hit, they were forced to look at the free agent market and bring in veteran Troy Brouwer to give the lineup some more experience.