St. Louis Blues winger T.J. Oshie suffered an upper-body injury Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks and is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against Phoenix.
Oshie left the ice in the second period Tuesday after attempting a check on Brent Burns along the boards. Oshie fell on the ice, then could be seen receiving attention from the Blues' athletic trainer in the tunnel near the bench.
Oshie has five goals and 17 points in 26 games.
The Blues hope to have Alex Steen (shoulder) and Andy McDonald (knee) back from injuries soon and are still without rookie winger Vladimir Tarasenko (concussion), who has been doing some light skating.
Allen continues hot streak
Blues rookie goalie Jake Allen moved to 6-1 Tuesday in the Blues' 4-2 win over San Jose as he turned away 39 of 41 shots. The 22-year-old New Brunswick native not only made the most saves by a Blues goaltender this season, he also lowered his goals-against average to 2.63 while raising his save percentage to .903.
With the team's success continuing with Allen in net, look for the Blues to continue playing him despite the presence of healthy veterans Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott.
Blues still in hunt for defense help?
Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong said rumors about the Blues seeking help for the left side of the defense are nothing new.
The Blues have added veteran Wade Redden to a mix that includes Barret Jackman, Kris Russell and Ian Cole.
"That's an area that we looked at over the summer," Armstrong said. "Right now we have seven guys and I think it's a mistake to think that these guys can't get the job done. They have no choice, they have to get the job done."
Armstrong also likes the job being done by center Patrik Berglund, who ranks ninth in the NHL with 13 goals and has 17 points in 26 games.
The 24-year-old Berglund has four goals and six points during a five-game scoring streak. He also has eight goals in his last 14 games.
"When he has success, he's a power player, he takes the puck to the net and uses his size and strength," Armstrong said. "He's scoring goals right now because of that."
*The Blues on Wednesday agreed in principle to sign forward prospect Ryan Tesink to an entry-level contract. The 19-year-old has 17 goals and 41 points in 41 games with Saint John in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He was a sixth-round draft pick in 2011.
*According to the Peoria Journal Star, defenseman Jani Hakanpaa, the Blues' 2010 fourth-round pick, will join the Rivermen on Thursday and is expected to play this weekend.
The 6-foot-4, 218-pound native of Finland left that country's Espoo Blues team to come play in North America. He had two goals, five points and 34 penalty minutes in 34 games with Espoo.