The Blues announced Sunday morning that Jaden Schwartz was placed on injured reserve with a right ankle injury and he will be re-evaluated in six weeks.
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues announced Sunday morning that Schwartz was placed on injured reserve with a right ankle injury and he will be re-evaluated in six weeks.
Schwartz sustained an injury when he blocked a shot in the Blues' 6-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday in Detroit. He had to be helped off the ice after suffering the injury, which occurred late in the first period, and was not able to put any pressure on his right leg.
Schwartz did not return for the final two periods and the Blues said after the game that initial X-rays were negative. He was tied for ninth in the NHL with 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists) and ranked second with a plus-23 rating through 30 games for the Central Division-leading Blues.
"He's obviously really sore right now so we'll get him re-examined when we get home," St. Louis coach Mike Yeo said.
Before having to leave the game, Schwartz scored his 14th goal of the season to briefly tie Brayden Schenn for the team lead. Schenn scored his 15th of the season in the game's final minute.
With Schwartz out at least six weeks, one player who could move up to his spot on the team's top line is Dmitrij Jaskin, who scored his fourth goal of the season on Saturday. Jaskin has six points (three goals, three assists) in his last nine games while playing on either the third or fourth line.
"It's the best hockey he has played," Yeo said of Jaskin. "His confidence is high, he's playing with more pace to his game. He's getting involved every night."
St. Louis also recalled forward Ivan Barbashev from the American Hockey League affiliate in Chicago. He has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in 36 career NHL regular-season games.