Butler has been loaned to AHL Chicago. Butler is a part-time NHLer and that role isn't likely to change as Butler is 29 years old and still hasn't secured a stable role despite the Blues counting as the third team he's played for since entering the league in 2005.
Butler was recalled from AHL Chicago on Monday, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Butler has suited up for the Blues just twice this season, failing to record a point in either contest. The 29-year-old has tallied 10 points in 27 outing in the AHL this year.
The Blues assigned Butler to AHL Chicago on Thursday. Butler's demotion indicates that Kevin Shattenkirk (groin) is likely on the brink of returning to action. Butler drew into the Blues' lineup on two occasions during his most recent stay with the big club, totaling 15:29 of ice time in those contests.
Butler was recalled from AHL Chicago by the Blues on Wednesday. The Blues placed Robby Fabbri (concussion) on IR on Wednesday, which opened up a spot for Butler on their 23-man roster. If Butler enters the Blues' lineup for Thursday's tilt against the Oilers, it will likely be as a third-pairing defenseman.
Chris Butler signed a one-year, $675,000 contract with the Blues on Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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