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Shattenkirk To Return Soon? Blues Send Lindbohm To AHL

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The Blues have made their decision on who the odd defenseman out is.

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It must be hard to be the youngest guy on a team chock full of NHL caliber defenseman. It was expected when Kevin Shattenkirk returned from injury that one of the guys would be sent down to clear space for him. Unfortunately for Petteri Lindbohm, Chris Butler's ahead of him on the depth chart.

Basically, you get praise from all corners for your excellent caliber of play, and then you get sent to the Chicago Wolves.

From the Blues' official press release:

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General ManagerDoug Armstrong announced today the club has assigned defenseman Petteri Lindbohm(PEH-tear-ee, LIHND-bohm) to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Chicago Wolves.

Lindbohm, 21, has dressed in 23 games for the Blues this season, posting three points (two goals, one assist) and 26 penalty minutes.  The 6’3, 198-pound defenseman has also appeared in 41 games for the Wolves, collecting 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) and 56 penalty minutes.

The Helsinki, Finland, native was originally drafted by the Blues in the sixth round, 176th overall, of the 2012 Entry Draft.

Brace yourselves, Columbus. Shattenkirk is coming.