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Blues honor Hall of Fame D MacInnis with statue @NHLdotcom

ST. LOUIS (AP) -The St. Louis Blues are honoring Al MacInnis with a statue depicting the Hall of Fame defenseman loading up for a booming slap shot.

Despite rain, hundreds of fans attended the ceremony before the Blues played Atlanta on Thursday night for MacInnis, who played for the Blues from 1994-2004 and now is vice president of hockey operations.

The statue is located outside the Scottrade Center, next to one of fellow Hall of Famer Bernie Federko. That one had been in the concourse, but team chairman Dave Checketts wanted both outside where they could serve as a meeting place for fans. Checketts said a statue of Brett Hull will be next.

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