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Gunnarsson placed on IR, Blais recalled

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 placed defenseman Carl Gunnarsson on injured reserve.

In addition, the Blues recalled forward Sammy Blais from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage.

Gunnarsson, 32, has dressed in 18 games for the Blues this season, recording seven points (three goals, four assists) and four penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 198-pound defenseman is currently in his fifth season with the Blues after the club acquired him via trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs on June 28, 2014. Overall, the Orebro, Sweden, native has amassed 129 points (28 goals, 101 assists) in 574 career NHL regular-season games.

Blais, 22, has appeared in 24 games for the Blues this season, tallying three points (two goals, one assist) and six penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound forward has also posted 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) and 55 penalty minutes in 25 games with the Rampage. A native of Montmagny, Quebec, Blais was originally drafted by the Blues in the sixth round, 176th overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft.

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