NHL pocket book: Blues’ Blais (wrist surgical procedure) out 10 weeks


St. Louis Blues ahead Sammy Blais will endure surgical procedure on his proper wrist and be sidelined at the least 10 weeks, the workforce introduced Thursday.

Nov 15, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov (44) loses his footing as he collides with St. Louis Blues left wing Sammy Blais (9) within the third interval at Nationwide Area. Obligatory Credit score: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports activities

Blais was injured through the Blues’ Three-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old has collected 5 objectives, three assists and 10 penalty minutes in 20 video games this season.

Blais, who scored a purpose and arrange two others within the playoffs within the spring, has recorded 15 factors (eight objectives, seven assists) in 63 profession video games since being chosen by St. Louis within the sixth spherical of the 2014 NHL Draft.

—Tampa Bay Lightning star ahead Nikita Kucherov sat out the highway recreation towards the Chicago Blackhawks, coach Jon Cooper introduced.

Kucherov, who’s the reigning Hart Trophy recipient, sustained an upper-body damage following a success from St. Louis ahead Brayden Schenn within the second interval of Tuesday’s Three-1 setback to the Blues.

Cooper stated he wasn’t sure if Kucherov can be out there to play in Tampa Bay’s recreation towards the visiting Anaheim Geese on Saturday. Kucherov, 26, has recorded six objectives and 12 assists in 18 video games this season for the Lightning.

—Veteran NHL participant and coach Paul MacLean was added the Columbus Blue Jackets’ teaching workers as an assistant with emphasis on particular groups.

MacLean was anticipated to be on the bench for the Blue Jackets’ dwelling recreation towards the Detroit Purple Wings on Thursday, in accordance the Columbus Dispatch.

MacLean, 61, was head coach for the Ottawa Senators from 2011-14, compiling a 114-90-35 report with the membership and two playoff appearances. He was fired 27 video games into the 2014 season, together with his dismissal coming simply 18 months after profitable NHL Coach of the 12 months honors.

—The Pittsburgh Penguins recalled defenseman Zach Trotman from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League upfront of their highway recreation towards the New York Islanders.

Trotman, 29, had two objectives and three assists over eight video games within the AHL.

Trotman has three profession NHL objectives and 10 assists over 83 video games with the Boston Bruins and Penguins. Trotman appeared in 13 video games with the Penguins final season, recording one help.

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