St. Louis Blues Oskar Sundqvist Done for the Season

The St Louis Blues are pushing for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference and will have to finish their season without bottom-six forward Oskar Sundqvist.

The team announced Sundqvist will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee on March 25. The injury occurred during the Blues matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Sundqvist was checked into the corner by Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb and unfortunately the awkward fall resulted in a brutal knee injury. He will be re-evaluated in six months time.

Head coach Drew Bannister had this to say about the injury:

Unfortunately he got his foot caught there and went into the boards. It’s an unfortunate injury for him and certainly we’re going to miss him while he’s out, but we’ve got guys in here capable of filling that role so guys are going to get more opportunity.

The pesky forward had appeared in 71 games for the Blues, registering 21 points, including six goals. Sundqvist has appeared in 426 career NHL games, collecting 144 points. The 30-year-old forward signed a two-year extension in early March and is on the books for $1.5 million per season the next two years.

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