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Bouwmeester frustrated by injury recovery

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester's recovery from an ankle fracture is taking longer than anticipated.

Blues Head Coach Mike Yeo shared that frustration after practice on Monday.

"He's just as frustrated as anybody else is. It's something that's taking too long here," Yeo said. "It's disappointing for him and he wants to get back, and he's doing everything he can. It's just not cooperating right now. We'll just keep going."

Bouwmeester was injured after taking a puck off the ankle in a training camp scrimmage on Sept. 17. He was originally expected to be re-evaluated in three weeks.

"He's gone on the ice a couple times, but nothing's going to push him any closer to being a returning player," Yeo said.

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