Saturday, December 31, 2011

Concussion Sidelines Steen

Bad news for the St. Louis Blues, as they will be without forward Alex Steen for at least the next week, as the Swedish forward is dealing with concussion-like symptoms and will likely have to follow the league protocol for them.  Steen missed out on Friday night's game against the Predators, because of the injury and will be out until at least late next week, so I wouldn't be counting on him to do too much at the moment.

Steen has been good for the Blues, scoring at about his expected rate this year, which sees him with 13 goals and 11 assists in 36 games, which is good for 111th in pool scoring, through Friday night's action. Steen has been one of the Blues' better forwards this year, so he will certainly be missed with this injury, especially as the team fights to stay healthy in the playoff race in the Western Conference.

ImplicationsThis comes as a significant blow to Stuart G.'s draft team, as his side is currently on the outside looking in on the money in 6th place, behind 5th by 17 points and the teams above his are also dealing with injuries.  Now that Stuart is dealing with a concussion on his team, he would seem less likely to pose a threat to the teams in the money and I would imagine that the teams below are licking their chops to leap frog over him.  Stuart holds a 7-point lead on 7th place, which would have less of a chance to hold with the new injury.

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