Gunnarsson I saw leave looking shaken up in the second period. It looked like he was limping, but if they are saying upper-body, you worry it could be a head injury since he seemed to labor toward the bench.
It’s all conjecture right now and the team is not going to release any information about it until Monday.
For now, it looks like we should expect Landon Ferraro to get a call up from the AHL. The Blues have to bring him in for center depth. They would be able to move enough pieces around to have any other fill-in players be wings, but they need another true center.
We all said the same thing after the Jake Allen injury scare in the preseason, but it is way too early for this stuff. It is understandable injuries happen in a tough sport, but three at once is just ridiculous.
Let us all hope that it was just one of those things that heals up quickly and this will be a minor blip. Thank goodness the Blues continue to get good goaltending no matter who has been in there.
I was quite disappointed in the crowd. Yes, it’s an Eastern Conference opponent, but it was a Saturday night game and only the second home game of the season. It was far too quiet for much of the game.
Speaking of the crowd, the Blues need to figure out their in-game entertainment. I don’t know if they have a new staff running the scoreboard and cameras or what, but there were so many mistakes. They did not even show the featured serviceman of the game. Lots to iron out, but they seem to have changed things that did not need changing.
In an interesting coincidence, it was interesting how Kevin Shattenkirk seemed always matched up with Rick Nash. Shattenkirk got the best most times, but it was just fun to watch after those two names were paired in so much trade talk together.
There was a pushback to call him EF Hutton, but I am jumping on the Jabba the Hutton name. I saw it on a meme and it made me laugh, so I’m pushing that one.
For awhile, I wondered why the Blues had to rely on their goaltender so much when they did not the previous two games. The injuries explained it, but we should still be thankful Hutton put his big boy pants on after that bad second goal given up.
The Blues are off until Tuesday, which will hopefully give them time to heal up one or two guys at worst. They now go on their first western Canada swing.