Blues recall Butler, Rattie from Chicago under emergency conditions
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues were pounded by injuries during their three-game road trip out West, prompting a call for the cavalry Monday.
The Blues recalled defenseman Chris Butler and forward Ty Rattie from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, under emergency conditions Monday. The moves were a response to injuries suffered by center Paul Stastny (upper body), forward Magnus Paajarvi (upper body) and defensemen Jay Bouwmeester (concussion) and Carl Gunnarsson (upper body).
That's not to mention goalie Jake Allen, who is out at least through the All-Star break at the end of the month. The Blues had already recalled goalie Jordan Binnington from Chicago.
Injury status of the other players is not yet known.
Butler, 29, has dressed in 27 games with the Wolves this season, logging 10 points (two goals, eight assists) and 18 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound defenseman has also made two appearances with the Blues, serving two penalty minutes.
Rattie, 22, has dressed in 29 games with the Wolves this season, sharing the team lead with 23 points (nine goals, 14 assists). The 6-foot, 189-pound forward has also made three appearances with the Blues, posting two assists.