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Blues put Langenbrunner on IR with broken foot

Feb 21, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT

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A tough year for forwards in St. Louis just got a lot tougher.

Having already gone extended periods without David Perron, Andy McDonald, Alex Steen, Matt D’Agostini and Jason Arnott this season, the Blues announced today that alternate captain Jamie Langenbrunner will be out at least four weeks with a broken bone in his left foot.

The injury occurred during St. Louis’ loss to Chicago on Hockey Day in America — on Tuesday, GM Doug Armstrong announced Langenbrunner would be headed to injured reserve and the foot would be re-evaluated in a month.

Langenbrunner, 36, posted 4G-17A-21PTS in 57 games with St. Louis this season, providing veteran leadership in a second-/third-line role. He averaged just under 15 minutes a night and was recently skating with McDonald and Patrik Berglund on St. Louis’ second line.

It’ll be interesting to see how Armstrong reacts to this latest injury. Langenbrunner joins Arnott, D’Agostini and Steen among the walking wounded, pretty significant absences for a Blues team that struggles to score goals at the best of time (currently ranked 20th in goals per game.)

  1. mickeyb21 - Feb 21, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    What is this “best of time” you are talking about? We have been down at least 1 top 6 forward all season. Usually down 2. It just keeps rotating about which one that is. Hopefully Steen and D’Ags get better before playoffs and Langs should be back by then too.

  2. brockohol - Feb 21, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    I don’t think they have a choice now as far as moving Bishop. even if its for a vet/rental guy, you can’t go the next month without a full line of top 6 guys. plus, mcdonald and Perron could have concussion problems again at the drop of a hat. hemsky, ruutuu, purcell, etc…I say get whatever you can for bishop because he won’t be in stl next year anyway

  3. bjscher02 - Feb 21, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    I agree 100% Brockohol, there is no denying now that we HAVE to trade Biship for a goal scorer. I really don’t see what the hold up is anyway, we have Elliott locked down for two years and Halak for even more than that. We have to go out and get someone…

  4. brockohol - Feb 21, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    I’m not going to get ahead of myself and say we need a “goal scorer” we just need to dump bishop and get something. first off, the ownership won’t take any significant salary like a Jeff carter or Nash or whatever. secondly, your not going to get a whole lot for bishop straight up. I still want to see a bishop for stastny deal but that might be a long shot

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