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Oshie Not Traveling With Blues

Poor Teeej.

By Brad Lee

Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch has a story today saying high energy rookie TJ Oshie is not traveling with the team to the West Coast this week as the team embarks on the first three games of a five-game trip that also takes them to Buffalo and Chicago. It's the dreaded high ankle sprain.

"I was talking to Dr. (Rick) Wright and he told me as far as sports go, ankles are the toughest injuries to put a time frame on," Blues President John Davidson said Sunday. "We don't know how long it's going to be. It's just a shame because he's been as good as anybody on our team."

Well that sucks. We just wrote last night about how the Blues aren't showing enough effort. And one of the few guys who obviously shows effort every stinking shift is on the shelf. He left Saturday night's 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh after getting injured on a faceoff.

Early November is no time to panic when a hockey season doesn't end until April, but far be it from us to keep you from overreacting on the Internets. Feel free to soothe the masses or lay on the panic button in the comments.