St. Louis Blues Reassign Petteri Lindbohm to AHL Chicago


It was another very short stay for 21-year-old St. Louis Blues defenseman Petteri Lindbohm, who figures to be yo-yo’d between the NHL club and the AHL Chicago Wolves for the rest of the season as the organization seeks depth for its defensive corps. Lindbohm, who had been called up prior to the Blues’ game against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday as the team sought protection in case banged-up blueliner Barret Jackman couldn’t play, was sent back to Chicago on Monday morning.

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Jay Bouwmeester, who has missed the past four games with a lower-body injury, is apparently ready to go for Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks, and Kevin Shattenkirk, who received a game misconduct for a hit from the back in Saturday’s game, is not expected to face disciplinary action from the league. With that in mind, there was no longer a need to keep Lindbohm around for depth reasons. The Blues will have Chris Butler, who has gotten action in Bouwmeester’s place, available as the extra defenseman.

This was the second extremely brief stint in the NHL for Lindbohm this season. He made his debut during the Blues’ first road trip of the season, making a one-night appearance for a shutout loss in Anaheim. The Finnish product, who is playing his first season in America after having a very impressive training camp with the NHL club, is likely to continue to be the next man in line behind Butler should the Blues need extra defensemen. In the mean time, though, he’ll continue to gain experience while playing every game in the minors.