Pietrangelo (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday and will be re-evaluated in three weeks. Pietrangelo exited Saturday's contest in the third period after injuring his right knee in a knee-on-knee collision with the Wild's Charlie Coyle. It's an unfortunate break for the 26-year-old blueliner, who's recorded 23 points (three goals, 20 assists) through 55 contests this campaign. It's also a huge blow for the Blues, as the team will now need to make adjustments to the pairings and increase the ice time among the other defensemen to account for the loss.
Pietrangelo (knee) and the Blues had Sunday off, so an update to his injury is expected Monday, the St. Lois Post-Dispatch reports. Pietrangelo left Saturday night's win over the Wild after getting jacked along he boards and leaving the ice limping. He's one of five Blues to have skated in every game and is considered day-to-day heading into Tuesday night's game against Winnipeg.
Pietrangelo left Saturday night's win over the Wild with what appeared to be a right knee injury, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Pietrangelo was hit hard into the boards by the Wild's Charlie Coyle with 7:20 to go in the third period and was down on the ice for a while before leaving. He's day-to-day leading up to the Blues' next game Tuesday against Winnipeg.
Pietrangelo set up both Blues goals in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Detroit. Don't look now, but the rearguard has six points in the last eight games -- a welcome sign for owners that put up with a dry spell where he hit the scoresheet just twice in 15 December games. Pietrangelo is up to 21 points in 50 games this season and has also quietly fired 127 shots on goal, good for seventh among NHL defensemen.
Pietrangelo tallied an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over New Jersey. That's a four-game point streak for Pietrangelo, who has fired off 11 shots during that span and is providing relief to owners that stuck with the Canadian Olympian after a horrendous 15-game stretch in December where he recorded just two points. Due to the extended slump, Pietrangelo will have a tough time bringing his 19 points in 46 games up to the 46 he managed to record last season -- especially with Kevin Shattenkirk eating up the majority of the Blues' power-play time on the back end.
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