Blues' Alexander Steen: Returns mightily with three power-play helpers

Steen picked up three power-play assists in his return to the lineup Thursday, contributing to a 5-4 win over the Lightning.

The upper-body injury that cost him six contests was preceded by a brutal slump in which Steen gained just three lonely assists with a minus-10 rating in 11 games, so it seems the chance to take a step back from the ice did him some good. All three helpers were of the primary variety, helping the Blues build a 4-1 lead that they barely clung to. Steen's generally been a reliable point producer when healthy, but his health has often been far from guaranteed. Still, he certainly looked back to full speed in this one, which is a bit surprising, since he was considered doubtful to play earlier in the day.

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