ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have assigned defenseman Chris Butler to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.
Butler had been recalled under emergency conditions.
Butler, 30, has dressed in 68 games as captain of the Wolves this season, logging 25 points (five goals, 20 assists), 44 penalty minutes, and a plus-22 rating. The 6-foot-1, 197-pound defenseman has appeared in eight NHL seasons, including two with the Blues (2014-15, 2015-16), accumulating 84 points (13 goals, 71 assists) and 185 penalty minutes in 388 career regular season games.
A native of St. Louis, Butler was originally signed by the Blues as a free agent on July 16, 2014.