St. Louis Blues Recall Petteri Lindbohm, Will Insert Him into Lineup Against Nashville Predators


In what is quickly becoming more or less a copy-and-paste notification, the St. Louis Blues have recalled defenseman Petteri Lindbohm from the AHL Chicago Wolves. It’s the third time the Blues have recalled the 21-year-old Finnish import during their first 25 games.

As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s Jeremy Rutherford tweeted on Thursday morning, Lindbohm will be in the lineup tonight when the Blues face the Nashville Predators. Coach Ken Hitchcock did not disclose who Lindbohm would replace, but the likely candidates would seem to be Barret Jackman and Chris Butler. Jackman has been dealing with a minor injury recently, and since he’s a grizzled veteran, the Blues might want to take it easy with him in the second game of a back-to-back. It certainly doesn’t help that he had a minus-2 rating during the Blues’ Wednesday night loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Butler has played well, but he’s the lowest defenseman on the totem pole after beginning the season in the AHL. Sitting him would seem to be the least ego-bruising move, as all of the Blues’ other defensemen have dressed for all of the games in which they have been healthy.

Lindbohm will be participating in his second NHL contest after making his debut on October 19 in Anaheim. After spending the weekend with the NHL club, Lindbohm played for the Wolves on Wednesday night against the Lake Erie Monsters, collecting an assist. In 20 games for the Wolves, he’s scored four goals with four assists and has a plus-minus rating of plus-4, plus 41 penalty minutes, which ranks only behind fighter Cody Beach among the Wolves’ players.