Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo was placed on injured reserve after he was hurt following a knee-on-knee collision with Minnesota’s Charlie Coyle late in Saturday night’s 4-1 win over Minnesota. Pietrangelo, ranks fourth in the NHL in average ice time at 26:40 per game, will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
“There’s not much you can do about it right now, but the big thing for us is just mentally move forward as quick as you can,” coach Ken Hitchcock said. “The experience of having gone through this with other players helps us in this one, because our guys were good in practice today, they’ve already moved on. We were able to practice today with some of the adjustments that we’re going to make offensively, defensively, pairs and everything.”
The Blues host the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.