Blues F Schwartz out at least 6 weeks with ankle injury

Dec 10, 2017 - 4:24 PM The St. Louis Blues placed forward Jaden Schwartz on injured reserve with a right ankle injury and he will be re-evaluated in six weeks, the team announced Sunday.

Schwartz sustained the injury when he blocked a shot in the Blues' 6-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday in Detroit. He had to be helped off the ice after suffering the injury, which occurred late in the first period, and was not able to put any pressure on his right leg.

Schwartz, 25, did not return for the final two periods and the Blues said after the game that initial X-rays were negative.

"He's obviously really sore right now so we'll get him re-examined when we get home," Blues coach Mike Yeo said.

Before having to leave the game, Schwartz scored his 14th goal of the season.

The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Schwartz shares ninth in the NHL overall with 35 points, including 21 assists, and ranks second with a plus-23 rating through 30 games this season. The left winger is in his seventh season with the Blues after the team drafted him 14th overall in the 2010 NHL draft.

The Wilcox, Saskatchewan, native owns 247 points (103 goals, 144 assists) and 81 penalty minutes in 348 career regular-season games.

In a corresponding move, the Blues recalled forward Ivan Barbashev from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.

Barbashev, 21, has eight points (four goals, four assists) and six penalty minutes in 17 games with the Wolves this season. The 6-0, 187-pounder has skated in six games for the Blues, averaging 11:30 time on ice.

Overall, Barbashev has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in 36 career NHL regular season games. The native of Moscow was drafted by the Blues in the second round (33rd overall) in 2014.

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