Alex Pietrangelo, Robby Fabbri Put on Long-Term IR for St. Louis Blues

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CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 18: St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) celebrates with teammates after a goal during the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues on March 18, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The St. Louis Blues have announced that defenceman Alex Pietrangelo and forward Robby Fabbri are both on long-term injured reserve. Pietrangelo is out with a hand injury while Fabri has a separated shoulder. Forwards Alex Steen is also listed day-to-day with a concussion.

Alex Pietrangelo, Robby Fabbri Injured

The Blues captain was injured after taking a shot from Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog in Friday’s game. Fabbri and Steen were both injured in Saturday night’s game versus the Arizona Coyotes.

Pietrangelo has scored four goals and seven assists for 11 points in 24 games. His possession numbers are 49.9 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of 2.9.

The King City, Ontario, native has only played for the St. Louis Blues in his 11-year NHL career. He has 84 goals and 284 assists for 368 career points in 641 career games. St. Louis drafted Pietrangelo in the first round, fourth overall of the 2008 NHL draft.

Fabbri has two goals and two assists for four points in 15 games this season. His possession numbers are 50.3 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of 1.7.

Fabbri has played only for the St. Louis Blues in his 3-year NHL career. He has 31 goals and 39 assists for 70 career points in 138 career games. St. Louis originally drafted Fabbri in the first round, 21st overall of the 2014 NHL draft.

Steen has scored six goals and five assists for 11 points in 18 game this season. His possession numbers are 51.0 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of 3.7.

Steen has played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the St. Louis Blues in his 13-year NHL career. He has 234 goals and 355 assists for 589 career points in 916 career games. Toronto drafted Steen in the first round, 24th overall of the 2002 NHL draft.

Both Pietrangelo and Fabbri will be reevaluated around Christmastime. Blue interim coach Craig Berube said Steen is day-to-day.

What This Means for the Future

December has been a microcosm of what’s turning into a lost season for the Blues. St. Louis called up forwards Jordan Kyrou, Jordan Nolan and defenceman Chris Butler.

The Blues are struggling and these injuries are not helping. St. Louis has been one of the more disappointing teams this season.

CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 18: St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) celebrates with teammates after a goal during the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues on March 18, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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