Ian Cole has been suspended three games for his hit on Justin Abdelkader. I can't say that I'm surprised. I saw the hit in a bar last night and figured he was due for a Shanaban. However, after a few recent decisions by the Dept. of Player safety, including ignoring the Pavel Datsyuk on Barret Jackman, I thought Cole may escape with a fine or a game. The Blues now have just five healthy d-men on the NHL roster. Look for someone like Cade Fairchild to get the call soon, unless Kent Huskins magically is healed overnight. Or maybe the Blues can borrow Taylor Chorney from the Oilers for three games.