Blues Lose Patrik Berglund For 4 Months
The Blues are going to start the 2015-16 season banged up.
On Thursday, St. Louis announced forward Patrik Berglund will be out of the lineup for at least the next four months after having surgery on his right shoulder Friday. Berglund reportedly re-aggravated an old shoulder injury while skating in St. Louis earlier this week.
Beglund’s shoulder issues started when he dislocated the shoulder against Dallas at the end of the 2013-14 regular season. He missed three games, including the first two games of the Blues’ first-round playoff series against the Blackhawks. He re-injured the shoulder in late January and missed a week, but returned to action early in February. Berglund did not require surgery to finish the season.
Berglund, 27, was the 26th overall pick in the 2006 NHL Draft by St. Louis. He finished last season with 12 goals and 15 assists in 77 regular season games.
Earlier this month, the Blues announced that center Jori Lehtera had ankle surgery.
With two centers down just a couple weeks away from training camp opening, the Blues have reportedly invited veteran center Scott Gomez to training camp for a tryout.
6 thoughts on “Blues Lose Patrik Berglund For 4 Months”
The New Jersey connection continues for St. Louis with this Scott Gomez tidbit.
Hopefully the hawks can exploit this early on the season since the blues are always great in the regular season. In a way, they are down three centers since they traded Oshie. It will be interesting to see who lines up down the center and how it will affect the Blues early on in the season
Oshie is a winger. Regardless it’s interesting both players waited so long for surgery.
Scott Gomez? Ya, thats gonna work…maybe they can get Marty Havlat as well! Geez they can have Bickell, gift wrapped, for free. Not mocking Bickell, we desperately need the cap space and thats a bigger chunk of coin and obvious ballast overboard.
Berglund is just a meh player – not a big loss for the Blues.
The Blues need a hot start other I bet they move Shattenkirk for some cap relief