ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have recalled defenseman Chris Butler from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.
Butler has 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 387 career regular season games.
A native of St. Louis, Butler was originally signed by the Blues as a free agent on July 16, 2014.