Blues' Jori Lehtera: Heads to IR

Lehtera (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

Lehtera originally sustained the ailment while facing the Rangers last Saturday. The Blues had originally hoped he'd be good to go for an upcoming road trip that begins in Edmonton on Thursday, but evidently he didn't progress enough to get the green light. Perhaps the 28-year-old could use a mental break as well, having been held pointless with only five shots on goal through the first three contests. The earliest he can return is Oct. 25 at home against Calgary.

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