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Andy McDonald Out With Fractured Leg

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Center Andy McDonald, who leads the club with 18 points, suffered a fractured left leg in the first period Sunday against Montreal and will be out indefinitely….

“Andy has been, to this point in the season, our best player,” Blues coach Andy Murray said. “Nobody feels sorry for us. (But) we battled one of the better teams in the league right to the end with the lineup we had tonight. So, give our guys credit, we’ll find a way.”

more on the game last night…

added 2:12pm, via Norm Sanders of the News-Democrat,

After originally reporting Andy McDonald’s injury as a broken leg, the St. Louis Blues on Monday confirmed the veteran center has a broken left ankle and figures to miss at least two months.

added 6:38pm,

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today that forward Andy McDonald is expected to miss the next eight weeks due to a fractured left leg.

After an MRI was performed by Blues team doctors in St. Louis, it was determined that surgery will not be required.

 

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Legace Fighting Slump

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Blues goalie Manny Legace said after Wednesday’s 4-3 defeat at Buffalo that he’s at a loss for what is ailing him.

Legace said it’s not the groin injury that kept him out for two weeks, and after playing Saturday night in Los Angeles, he couldn’t blame rust.

“If I could tell you, I would never play awful ... I’d never have a bad stretch in my career ... I’d be making $100 million a year,” said Legace, who allowed three goals on seven shots before Chris Mason replaced him 5 minutes, 18 seconds into the game.

continue for more on the Blues…

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Can’t Pay Your Mortgage? The St. Louis Blues Want to Help.

From the St. Louis Blues:

imageFannie & Freddie Mortgage Saturdays

At every remaining Saturday home game this season, one lucky fan will have their mortgage or rent paid for four months! 

A fan will be randomly selected during the game, and all you have to do is be at Scottrade Center when your seat is called. Hold on to your ticket stub and watch for an announcement that you’ve won.

Read on for contest rules, plus more ways the Blues want to save you money.

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  Tags: hockey+fans, nhl+promotions

Forget The Blues Fast Start

from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Remember how the Blues blew out of the gates this fall, looking very much like a playoff contender?

Forget about it. Now this hybrid team -– an interesting mix of kids and hardened veterans -– faces a season-defining challenge.

The Blues lost four of the last five games on a seven-game homestand, then opened a five-game trip by losing in Anaheim.

continued

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Together Again

from Dan Wood of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

It’s hard to believe it was 16 years ago that Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne and St. Louis Blues center Keith Tkachuk were part of a tremendous rookie class with the former Winnipeg Jets….

“I’m glad I had the opportunity to go through that first season with him,” Tkachuk said. “It was one of the most phenomenal things I’ve ever seen. He was outstanding. No one knew anything about him. He just came in and dominated. No one could keep up with his speed, and everything he touched, everything he shot, went in.”

read on

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  Tags: keith+tkachuk, teemu+selanne

Evening Line

“The economy is tough, and if anyone says it isn’t they’re just not being accurate”.

“We may not see the effects for a while, either. A lot of people had their spending budget in place prior to our season. We sell our seats, we sell our corporate business, and we sell our season tickets starting in July. But from July through now, the world’s been tougher on the United States. We have to really work at playing an entertaining game on the ice, having people coming to our arena and understanding that it’s an event and having fun in the building.”

-Blues President John Davidson.  More from Davidson at TSN.

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Morning Line

“I thought we had Andy McDonald and T.J. Oshie ... (and) I would say Jay McClement, Danny Hinote, Cam Janssen had effective games.  Five forwards out of 12 is not enough.”

“Some of our skilled players tried to play with their hands, rather than their legs.  If you don’t play with your legs in this game, it’s difficult to play the game.”

“It was like watching a Halloween movie tonight, a horror story.”

-Blues coach Andy Murray after a 1-0 loss to Carolina last night.  More on the game from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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How Manny Got Hurt

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

I was going to ask (the arena worker) to move (the carpet), but he had his foot there, so I figured he was trying to secure it,” Legace said. “He’s yelling at us, ‘Careful, the carpet ... Careful, the carpet.’

“I’m like I can’t jump over it. It’s too far and my little legs won’t jump that far. I just figured he’s holding it and the other end is usually secure, so I’m just worried about it sliding (one) way. As soon as I went down, he lifted his foot off the carpet ... I knew I was coming down and I just couldn’t catch myself.

“It’s not that serious ... we’ll just see what happens tomorrow.”

more on the Blues loss to the Kings last night and watch a video of Manny hitting the red carpet below…

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  Tags: manny+legace

Blues Can Build On Loss To Wings

from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

The Red Wings would have turned their 3-0 lead into a 6-0 lead against a lesser team. They have the speed, skill and persistence to turn bad bounces into goals.

So the Blues can take something positive from the loss. They can take the last 20 minutes of that game and build on it.

“That’s the best team in the league,” Legace said, “and we dominated the third period.”

more

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Blues Lose King for the Season, But Gain a Candidate

From the St. Louis Blues:

St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today that forward D.J. King will undergo season ending shoulder surgery. King injured his shoulder in the Blues’ 6-1 win over Dallas on Oct. 16.

Update 6:47pm: Also from the Blues today, a note that they intend to wade into the same political quagmire that Philly just finished with. From the Blues’ press release—

Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska and candidate for Vice President of the United States of America, will be the guest of the St. Louis Blues on Friday, Oct. 24, when she will drop a ceremonial pregame “first puck” prior to the Blues’ game vs. the visiting Los Angeles Kings.

Palin today confirmed that she will make the stop at Scottrade Center in St. Louis following a previous visit to Springfield, Mo., during her campaign trail in the state of Missouri.

 

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  Tags: d.j.+king, sarah+palin

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