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Blues' Steen sidelined by lower-body injury

Thursday, 01.23.2014 / 11:17 PM / News

By Tal Pinchevsky - NHL.com Staff Writer

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Blues' Steen sidelined by lower-body injury
St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen left the game against the New York Rangers on Thursday night with a lower-body injury and is listed as day-to-day.

NEW YORK -- St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen left the game against the New York Rangers on Thursday night with a lower-body injury and is listed as day-to-day.

Alexander Steen
Left Wing - STL
GOALS: 26 | ASST: 16 | PTS: 42
SOG: 132 | +/-: 17
"We'll see where he is in a day or so," coach Ken Hitchcock said after the Blues' 2-1 victory at Madison Square Garden. "He'll be back."

The injury appeared to occur with 8:09 remaining in the second period when Steen was pushed by defenseman Dan Girardi and fell awkwardly into the boards near the right corner of the Rangers zone. Steen played three more shifts after the hit before being declared out at the start of the third period.

Steen scored his team-leading 26th goal in the first period and appeared to be recapturing his scoring form with goals in consecutive games. That gave him two goals in four games since returning from a concussion that kept him out of the lineup for 11 games. The Blues went 8-2-1 during his absence.

In 39 games this season, Steen has a career-high 26 goals and 42 points, his highest total since he had 51 in 72 games in 2010-11.

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I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

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