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Alexander Steen out for Blues in Game 5 against Predators

Unable to play because of lower-body injury, replaced by Dmitrij Jaskin

by Louie Korac / Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen was scratched for Game 5 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Nashville Predators at Scottrade Center on Friday because of a lower-body injury.

Steen, who has played with the injury throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs, took part in warmups but was replaced in the lineup by forward Dmitrij Jaskin, who made his 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff debut.

Steen, who has been wearing a walking boot on his left foot and was on crutches Friday, has played in all nine playoff games for the Blues despite not practicing during the postseason. His seven points (three goals, four assists) are tied with Jaden Schwartz for the Blues lead.

The Predators lead the best-of-7 series 3-1.

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