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Shattenkirk Injured in Washington

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk will undergo abdominal surgery after suffering an injury in the Blues' 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Sunday in Washington D.C.

Shattenkirk will have the procedure in the next seven to 10 days and be listed as week-to-week following its completion.

Shattenkirk, 26, leads all defensemen with 32 assists and ranks second with 40 points overall through 49 games this season.

In addition, the 6-foot, 202-pound rearguard ranks second among all skaters with 24 power-play points, including a career-high 20 power play assists.

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