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Jaden Schwartz Out Four Weeks With Elbow Injury

He’ll be re-evaluated after the start of the season.

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Remember how we all breathed a sigh of relief that the World Cup of Hockey concluded without an injury to any of the Blues who were participating?

The Blues participating in training camp aren’t so lucky.

Jaden Schwartz injured his elbow yesterday during practice. Today, the Blues released a statement in regards to that injury: Schwartz will be re-evaluated in four weeks, meaning that yet again, the Blues will be starting the season without a key member of their top nine. It’s not as bad as it could be. Here’s your dose of positivity from Ken Hitchcock:

"It could be a lot worse," Hitchcock said Friday. "We've got two weeks of training camp left, so he won't miss many games. With an injury like that, it could be nothing or it could be surgery, you don't know… The nice part is, he's going to be in shape because it's not going to affect his skating. He'll be in cardio shape and can hit the ground running.

"We're not going to play many games without him, maybe five, six, (or) seven - and we can certainly do that."

Schwartz was only able to play in 33 games last season due to a leg injury sustained in an October practice that sidelined him for 12 weeks. That injury, like this one, appeared to be a fluke.