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Steen is out with an upper-body injury

Steen is out with an upper-body injury

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CALGARY • When the Blues face the Calgary Flames Monday night, they are expected to be without forward Alexander Steen.

Steen left Saturday's 6-0 win over Edmonton after the second period with what the club is calling an upper-body injury. He is listed as day to day.

There was no singular incident in the game involving Steen that would point to the nature of the injury. 

So the bleeding continues for the Blues on the injury front, and this time it's claimed the club's leading scorer.

Steen has 24 goals and 38 points, ranking second in the NHL in goals and ninth in points. He had his fifth two-goal game of the season in Thursday's 5-1 over Montreal.

The Blues have recalled forward Dmitrij Jaskin from their American Hockey League affiliate in Chicago. He is en route to Calgary.

Jaskin, 20, was a second-round pick in the 2011 NHL draft. He has nine goals and 17 points in 20 games with the Wolves.

The Blues already had an extra forward on the road trip in Adam Cracknell. It's not yet known if Cracknell or Jaskin will replace Steen in the lineup against the Flames.

The team is practicing Sunday at the Saddledome in Calgary, after which there could be further updates on the Blues' plans for Monday's game.

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Jeremy Rutherford is the lead Blues beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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