Blues place defenseman on injured reserve

St. Louis Blues defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo was placed on

injured reserve with an upper body injury sustained in the

opener.

The Blues claimed defenseman Taylor Chorney off waivers from the

Edmonton Oilers on Monday.

Colaiacovo was injured in the second period of a loss Saturday

against the Nashville Predators. He’ll be eligible to return to the

lineup Sunday at Anaheim.

The 24-year-old Chorney had four points in 12 games with

Edmonton last season and 16 points in 46 games with Oklahoma City

(AHL). He was Edmonton’s second round pick in the 2005 Entry

draft.