Blues assign defenseman to junior team

Jan 6, 2010 - 7:14 AM ST. LOUIS(AP) -- The St. Louis Blues assigned defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, the fourth pick in the 2008 draft, to Niagara of the Ontario Hockey League.

The 19-year-old Pietrangelo had a goal and an assist in nine games this season. He began last season with St. Louis, too, playing eight games.

Pietrangelo made his second consecutive appearance in the World Junior Championship for Team Canada, and led defensemen with 12 points on three goals and nine assists.

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