ST. LOUIS - With Paul Stastny expected to be sidelined at least a week with a lower-body injury from Tuesday's 4-2 win against Colorado, Alexander Steen will take his place at center beginning with tonight's 7 p.m. game against the Vancouver Canucks (FSMW, KMOX).
"It's obviously tough," Steen said about losing Stastny. "Collectively, again, we're going to have to dig deep and make up for the loss on Stastny. Obviously (his) face-offs are a huge part, his hockey sense and his presence in the room. It's a big loss."
The Blues return to Scottrade Center tonight having come off a road trip in which they collected eight of a possible 10 points. Their recent success has seen the Blues jump back into the third spot in the Central Division. The Blues are back home for the first time since March 11, when they beat the Islanders to sweep a back-to-back home set. St. Louis is hosting the Vancouver Canucks at Scottrade Center for the second time this season tonight. The Blues have split the season series thus far, including a 4-3 victory over the Canucks on Feb. 16 at Scottrade Center. Overall, the Blues have points in five straight games against the Canucks (4-0-1), including consecutive wins at home. This season, the Blues are 7-3-0 in the first home game after a road trip of at least two games.
Blues forward labeled week to week after being injured Tuesday
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ST. LOUIS - Blues forward Paul Stastny was injured early in Tuesday's 4-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche, playing just 3 minutes and 51 seconds before leaving the game midway through the first period.
On Wednesday, the Blues announced that Stastny sustained a lower-body injury and has been labeled week to week.
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues will celebrate the life of Chuck Berry during their March 23 game against the Vancouver Canucks at Scottrade Center.
The night will include music from Billy Peek - Berry's long-time guitarist - who will perfrom from Pepsi Plaza during the game. The Blues will also pay tribute to Berry on the video board during the first period.
Blues Alumni to play final game at Hardee's IcePlex
Hull, Federko, Chase among names playing in Friday's farewell game
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ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues Alumni Association will play their final game at the Hardee's IcePlex in Chesterfield on Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m.
The IcePlex, which is located in Chesterfield and first opened in 1995, has served as the home of the Blues Alumni for years. It also once served as the official practice rink for the St. Louis Blues until the club moved to the Ice Zone at St. Louis Outlet Mall. The rink is home to the St. Louis AAA Blues and is used for ice skating and high school hockey.