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Gunnarsson activated, Parayko placed on injured reserve

by St. Louis Blues / Press Release

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have activated defenseman Carl Gunnarsson from injured reserve.

In addition, the Blues placed defenseman Colton Parayko on IR retroactive to Jan. 2.

Gunnarsson, 33, has been sidelined since Dec. 13 with an upper-body injury. This season, the 6-foot-2, 198-pound defenseman has appeared in 17 games, tallying four points (one goal, three assists) and 10 penalty minutes. The Orebro, Sweden, native was originally acquired by the Blues via trade from Toronto on June 28, 2014.

Parayko, 26, has missed the past five games with an upper-body injury. This season, the 6-foot-6, 230-pound defenseman has dressed in 42 games, collecting 13 points (two goals, 11 assists) and eight penalty minutes. The St. Albert, Alberta, native was originally drafted by the Blues in the third round (No. 86 overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.

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