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Polak Set to Return After Wrist Surgery

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Sunday the club has activated defenseman Roman Polak from injured reserve.

In addition, the Blues have assigned defenseman Ian Cole to the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.

Polak, 24, missed the last 24 games after being injured on Oct. 23 vs. Pittsburgh. This season, he has played in seven games, recording one goal, six penalty minutes and a plus-two rating.

The 6-1, 227-pound defenseman is currently in his fifth NHL season, notching 38 points (six goals, 32 points) and 116 penalty minutes in 179 games played.

The Ostrava, Czech Republic native was originally drafted by the Blues in the sixth round, 180th overall in the 2004 Entry Draft.

Cole, 21, made his NHL debut this season on Nov. 6 at Boston. The 6-1, 221-pound defenseman skated in 10 games with the Blues, registering 12 penalty minutes and has made 20 appearances with the Rivermen this season notching three points including a goal and two assists.

The Ann Arbor, Michigan native was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round, 18th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

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