The Blues, since returning from their February bye week, have been on a grueling schedule. They’ve only had two days off between games three times; the pace leading up to the playoffs for NHL teams, especially ones vying for positioning, has been absurd.
High pressure plus few breaks is going to equal a few breaks for players, and that’s what’s happening. Unfortunately, the Blues lost Robert Bortuzzo last night thanks to an Anton Lindholm check. Carl Gunnarsson’s missed two games in a row. Thanks to Bort’s injury, the Blues have recalled Petteri Lindbohm from the Chicago Wolves under emergency conditions. This comes as poor timing for the Wolves, who clinched a playoff berth and who have been relying on Lindbohm on the blueline. He has seven goals and eight assists for the AHL squad in 47 games.
The Blues also recalled Kenny Agostino today under emergency conditions. This is also a blow to the Wolves, as Agostino is leading the AHL in points right now with 22 goals and 57 assists in 63 games played.
No word on who the latest addition to the walking wounded is, but right now that list includes Paul Stastny, Robert Bortuzzo, and Jori Lehtera.