Paul Stastny ruled out for Sunday’s game against Ducks


After leaving Saturday night’s game against the Arizona Coyotes with an upper-body injury, St. Louis Blues forward Paul Stastny has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Just 31 seconds into the Saturday’s contest, Stastny took a monster shoulder hit from Martin Hanzal after attempting to dump the puck into the Coyotes’ zone. Stastny was able to stay on the ice, but went straight to the dressing room after his shift and didn’t return to action.

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Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock stated to reporters following the Blues’ 6-1 victory that Stastny would not play Sunday. Hitchcock remains uncertain regarding a return date for his new center.

"“He’s not going to play (Sunday) and then we’ll just see,” Hitchcock said. “He took a hit there and he’s kind of day-to-day and then we’ll just see where we’re at.”"

After eight seasons with the Colorado Avalanche, Stastny signed a four-year, $28 million contract with the Blues this offseason. Stastny, 28, has tallied four points (one goal, three assists) in four games this season.

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