The Blues have been having injury issues this season. First Tyler Bozak gets sent to the IR with an “upper body injury” (read: concussion), and now Robert Thomas is headed to the IR for at least the next month:
INJURY UPDATE: Robert Thomas has a broken thumb and will be re-evaluated in 4-6 weeks. https://t.co/leyAc64MlP #stlblues— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) February 7, 2021
Thomas’ injury happened Saturday night against the Arizona Coyotes, shortly after Thomas scored the Blues’ first and only goal of the game during the first period. The injury was a result of a collision with Coyotes forward Nick Schmaltz:
here's why thomas went to the room ... watch the left hand/wrist pic.twitter.com/zl9jGpUtyB— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) February 6, 2021
Thomas’s broken thumb will be re-evaluated in four to six weeks. That’s rough during a traditional season, but in a shortened season that’s a bulk of the games being played. This will put Thomas out until perhaps late March; the Blues have 25 games scheduled between now and March 31st. That means that Thomas will be out for over half of the remaining season.
The team has not announced any roster moves as of yet.