Stastny is considered week-to-week with a lower-body injury. This news comes as a bit of a surprise, as coach Mike Yeo originally didn't believe Stastny's injury was going to be "anything serious," Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. However, it appears further evaluation led to a far grimmer diagnosis. The Blues reportedly don't plan on calling up a player from the minors to take the veteran pivot's spot in the lineup, so Nail Yakupov will likely see a large bump in ice time during Stastny's absence.
The lower-body injury Stastny suffered during Tuesday's game in Colorado is not serious, according to coach Mike Yeo, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Stastny left Tuesday's game after taking a Vladimir Tarasenko shot off the right skate, but Yeo said that wasn't the reason he was pulled from the game. The coach said he "tweaked something" and is expected him back for Thursday's game against Vancouver.
Stastny (lower body) left Tuesday's game against the Avalanche and was unable to return. There are unofficial reports he suffered a foot injury, which would be bad news, as he missed considerable time due to a broken foot during the 2015-16 season. Alexander Steen took Stastny's place at center on the top line, while Zach Sanford moved up to skate with Patrik Berglund and David Perron for the second and third periods.
Stastny has three shots, a blocked shot, a hit and a two-minute minor penalty over 20:39 of ice time in Monday's win over the Kings. Stastny, who had missed one game due to the flu, was back on the top line, centering a unit with Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko.
Stastny (illness) will be available to play Monday against the Kings, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Stastny skated with the top line at the Blues' morning session, so there wasn't much concern that he'd need to miss a second straight contest due to the illness. The veteran center had been trending up prior to missing Saturday's game against the Islanders with the illness, recording three goals and an assist over his past five appearances.
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