Blues place Gunnarsson on IR, recall defenseman Mikkola

Carl Gunnarsson has four points and one goal in 17 games with the Blues this season.
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The St. Louis Blues have placed defenseman Carl Gunnarsson on injured reserve and recalled prospect Niko Mikkola.

Gunnarsson is battling an upper-body injury and has seen limited action this season, appearing in 17 games with just 14:56 of ice time per contest. During that time, the 33-year-old has tallied four points and one goal.

Mikkola, a 23-year-old defenseman, was drafted by the Blues in the fifth round in 2015. He has two goals and six assists in 26 games with the San Antonio Rampage this season.