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Blues' Shattenkirk leaves game with lower-body injury

by Adam Vingan / NHL.com

WASHINGTON -- St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk sustained a lower-body injury during the first period against the Washington Capitals on Sunday and will not return.

Shattenkirk took three shifts in the first period before leaving for the locker room with 15:27 remaining after colliding with Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin as he attempted to impede a Washington scoring chance.

Shattenkirk has eight goals and 40 points for St. Louis this season. He represented the Blues at the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game.

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