ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Wednesday the club has recalled forwards Stefan Della Rovere
(DEHL-ah ROH-vair) and Dave Scatchard from the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.
The Blues also assigned forwards T.J. Hensick
and Chris Porter
to Peoria and placed forward David Perron
on injured reserve.
Perron has missed 13 games after being injured in the Blues’ 2-0 win over San Jose on November 4 at Scottrade Center.
Della Rovere, 20, has played in 20 games for the Rivermen this season recording seven points on three goals and four assists to go along with 33 penalty minutes. Prior to joining Peoria, the 5’11, 200-pound forward spent four seasons with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) amassing 138 points (65 goals, 73 assists) and 479 penalty minutes in 230 games.
Last season, Della Rovere represented Team Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championships, notching six points (three goals, three assists) in six games en route to earning the Silver Medal.
The Richmond Hill, Ontario native was originally drafted by Washington in the seventh round, 204th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by St. Louis from Washington in exchange for D.J. King on July 28, 2010. He will wear number 19.
Scatchard, 34, has made 23 appearances for Peoria this season registering 11 points on three goals and eight assists to accompany 35 penalty minutes. Last season, the 6’3, 220-pound forward spent majority of his season with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals tallying 30 points (20 goals, 10 assists) and serving 59 penalty minutes in 36 games.
For his career, Scatchard has played 651 games over ten seasons in the NHL including stints with Vancouver, New York Islanders, Boston, Phoenix and Nashville amassing 268 points (128 goals, 140 assists) and 1,034 penalty minutes.
The Hinton, Alberta native was originally drafted by Vancouver in the second round, 42nd overall, of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He was signed by St. Louis as a free agent on August 4, 2010. He will wear number 38.