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Blues Recall Hensick from Peoria

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Friday the club has recalled forward T.J. Hensick from the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.

The Blues also assigned forward Adam Cracknell to Peoria.

Hensick, 25, has made 26 appearances for the Rivermen this season and leads the team with 31 points with nine goals and a club-best 22 assists.

In three games for the Blues this season, the 5’10, 190-pound forward tallied an assist and served two penalty minutes.

The Lansing, Michigan native was originally drafted by Colorado in the third round, 88th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by St. Louis from Colorado in exchange for Julian Talbot on June 17, 2010.

Cracknell, 25, made his NHL debut in the Blues’ 5-2 loss to Detroit on Dec. 15, 2010. Overall, the 6’2, 216-pound forward has dressed in eight games for the Blues, recording an assist and serving two penalty minutes.

With Peoria this season, Cracknell has played in 29 games accruing 14 points including four goals and 10 assists.

The Prince Albert, Saskatchewan native was originally drafted by Calgary in the ninth round, 279th overall, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He was signed by St. Louis as a free agent on July 23, 2009.

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