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Oshie Has Fractured Ankle; Out Indefinitely

The Blues have recalled forwards Drazenovic, Porter from Peoria

Thursday, 11.11.2010 / 9:30 AM CT / St Louis Blues - News
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Oshie Has Fractured Ankle; Out Indefinitely
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Thursday that T.J. Oshie is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured ankle in Wednesday’s loss in Columbus.

The injury occured midway through the third period on the Nov. 10 game, when Columbus forward Samuel Pahlsson fell on Oshie during a scrap.

Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong said before Thursday's game that Oshie has had surgery and will be re-evaluated in three months.

The club has recalled forwards Nick Drazenovic (drah-ZEHN-oh-vihk) and Chris Porter from the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.

Drazenovic, 23, has played in 13 games for the Rivermen this season, ranking first on the team with six goals and is tied for third with nine points (six goals, three assists).

Last season, the 6-0, 200-pound forward played in 58 games for Peoria, collecting 39 points (19 goals, 20 assists) along with 40 penalty minutes. Drazenovic tied for first on the Rivermen with a career-high 19 goals last season.

The Prince George, British Columbia native was originally drafted by the Blues in the sixth round, 171st overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He will wear No. 47.

Porter, 26, has made 14 appearances for the Rivermen this season, tying for second on the team with four goals and third with nine points (four goals, five assists).

Last season, the 6’1, 200-pound forward played in 80 games for Peoria and totaled a career high, 13 goals to go along with 18 assists for 31 points.

The Toronto, ON native was originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the ninth round, 282nd overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

He was signed as a free agent by St. Louis on August 21, 2007. Porter will wear No. 32.



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