April 23, 2024

St. Louis Blues’ Oskar Sundqvist out for season with torn ACL

St. Louis Blues ahead Oskar Sundqvist will miss the rest of the season after struggling a torn ACL in his proper knee, the crew introduced Wednesday.

Sundqvist was injured after being checked into the boards by Vegas defenseman Brayden McNabb in the course of the second interval of Monday’s 2-1 additional time loss to the Golden Knights. Sundqvist wanted assist from his teammates to get off the ice and didn’t return to the sport.

Sundqvist will endure surgical procedure and be reevaluated in six months, the crew stated Wednesday.

“It was unfortunate, obviously,” Blues interim coach Drew Bannister stated Wednesday earlier than the crew’s announcement was made. “A lot of those injuries are just bad breaks. Unfortunate 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 lots of guys capable of filling that role. Guys are going to get more opportunity.”

Sundqvist, 30, has recorded 21 factors (6 targets, 15 assists) in 71 video games this season.

A two-time Stanley Cup winner, Sundqvist has totaled 144 factors (56 targets, 88 assists) in 426 profession video games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild and Blues.