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Zach Sanford injury: out 5-6 months with shoulder injury

He and Patrik Berglund can bond in the press box.

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

This isn’t good. Blues left winger Zach Sanford will be missing some time with a shoulder injury.

Sanford, who was acquired in the deal that sent Kevin Shattenkirk to the Washington Capitals, injured himself on the first day of training camp thanks to a Dmitrij Jaskin check into the boards.

It’s a very unfortunate injury for Sanford heading into his first full season with the Blues. Last season, the 22 year old got off to a promising start with the franchise, scoring two goals and three assists in five regular season games.

This does open a roster spot to further competition, which could be good news for a young guy looking to make his mark. Unfortunately for Sanford, it’s a step back in his development.