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T.J. Oshie Out Three Months With Broken Ankle

Blues general manager Doug Armstrong met with the media before Thursday night's home game with the Nashville Predators. The news, not as bad as it could be. Initial word after surgery on his left leg is that Oshie will miss three months. The Fox Sports Midwest Twitter feed was the first to break the news.

Earlier today, Gallagher spoke with a friend of his who is an orthopedic surgeon. His professional opinion was three to four months, MINIMUM. So that sounds about right.

So we do the math. This month is half over, so one month is mid-December, putting a possible return in late February? Early March? That's a blow, a punch to the solar plexus. The wind has been knocked out of the sails of this team and the people who obsess over it. Three months is a long time, long enough for the Blues to pretty much have their playoff fate decided. It's hard to believe how high we were all soaring with this team just a day ago.

So let's regroup people. It's not the end of the world much less the season. It's not over. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger...and limp more. Now we see what Davis Payne and this roster are made of. Now we see if the organization has any money laying around without a major investor for the long haul for an in-season acquisition. Now we'll see if there's any depth left in Peoria.

Color me optimistic, but I'm still excited. You?