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Blues lose Morrow for remainder of Chicago series

Apr 23, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT

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St. Louis received a tough blow on the injury front Wednesday, as head coach Ken Hitchcock said forward Brenden Morrow would miss the remainder of the club’s opening-round series against Chicago.

Brought in this season largely because of his veteran leadership and playoff experience, Morrow suffered a foot injury on Apr. 10 that’s lingered throughout the postseason. He played in the Game 1 triple-OT win before sitting out Game 2, then tried to give it a go in Monday’s Game 3 loss — but could only manage to play 8:34, receiving just eight shifts in the second and third periods after playing seven in the opening frame.

The 35-year-old had good season for the Blues despite missing a handful of games with an upper-body injury, scoring 13 goals and 25 points in 71 games. With Morrow out of the lineup, it looks as though Derek Roy will draw back in after sitting out on Monday’s 2-0 loss.

  1. jsteebs - Apr 23, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Breaky Breaky!

    • danglesnipecelly88 - Apr 23, 2014 at 3:27 PM

      Oh dear

  2. beepbeepbeeplgb - Apr 23, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    true hockey player though, pretty sure his foot was broken at the beginning of this series. He said “how much worse can it get?” apparently a lot. hope he heals up!

  3. blackhawksdynasty - Apr 23, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Waiting for Blues fans to blame this on Chicago’s “dirty play” too

    C’mon, you know you want to….

    • kaptaanamerica - Apr 23, 2014 at 4:36 PM

      Keith has already cemented his rep as one of the dirtiest players in the league with his stupidity. No one is saying the rest of the team is like that too, except you…. so you know

      • alexbaymac - Apr 23, 2014 at 5:39 PM

        “one of the dirtiest players in the league” WHAT ???
        Keith isn’t even one of the dirtiest player on the ice in this series (as long as the Blues dress a full roster) !!!
        Keith had an angry response to an uncalled hit to his head against the glass….wrong? yes. Stupid? In hindsight, yes but in the heat of the moment, it wasn’t uncalled-for. That doesn’t make him dirty. At all. Hot headed, yes.
        There are three Blues players (at least) that play ‘dirtier’ & have all season, not just one night after a bad non-call.
        I like Backes off the ice (both who he is & what he does) & I hope he comes back & at full strength. ….but even he plays ‘dirtier’ than Keith does. (And by dirty I mean playing on that edge where he is looking to take an opponent out of a game/season, not just out of a play.)
        Talk to anyone except a ‘Nucks fan & very few even THINK about Keith as a dirty player.

      • gordocb - Apr 23, 2014 at 7:07 PM

        One of the dirtiest players in the league, come on now let’s take it easy there. Is he an a-hole probably, but one of the dirtiest players in the league i think not.

      • bluelinemh - Apr 23, 2014 at 8:25 PM

        kaptaanamerica proving to all of us that he probably does not watch much hockey

    • beepbeepbeeplgb - Apr 23, 2014 at 5:03 PM

      you’re dumb.

    • hullie16 - Apr 23, 2014 at 6:59 PM

      Get over it. I don’t think Seabrook is not a dirty player. Backes put himself in a bad position and first contact was to the head. Suspension was warranted, end of story. The Bickell knee on Svobtka was scarier than the Seabrook hit, just ask Tyson Barrie from the Avalanche. Now for Duncan Keith…..coward. Let’s start with bs he pulled with Taresanko and Oshie in Game 2. The slash to the face to Jeff Carter in last years playoffs. Ohh but he apologized. Head shots to Rusan Salei (RIP) and Matt Cooke(yeah I know he’s a dirty player too). And let’s not forget Daniel Sedin. All of these hits are available on UTube. Suspended twice……

      • gordocb - Apr 23, 2014 at 7:11 PM

        Really you want to use Matt Cooke as an example, that guy deserves every hit he gets and more. Give me a break, Keith is an a-hole and gets a little loose with the stick and has definately been wacking away more than he needs to in this series but dirty i disagree,

  4. hullie16 - Apr 23, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Oh yeah….how many fights has he been in. 1….and he had his ass handed to him. Watch him when the other team dumps the puck into the Hawks end. He would rather let the other team take the puck then make a play and take a hit. Don’t get me wrong he is a good offensive player but he is a cheat shot artist.

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