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.
Chris Butler collected an assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Wild.
Chris Butler tallied a shorthanded goal in his return to the lineup Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
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