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Blues’ Russell returns to Finland after injury rehab

Kris Russell

Another day, another NHLer headed to Europe.

Though in this instance, it’s another NHLer headed back to Europe.

That’s the word out of St. Louis as reports claim Blues defenseman Kris Russell returned to Finland on Tuesday to rejoin SM-liiga club TPS Turku.

Russell signed with TPS in late September but suffered a knee injury shortly thereafter, forcing him to return to St. Louis for treatment.

According to TrueHockey’s Andy Strickland, Russell had a slight MCL tear that was initially misdiagnosed in Finland. But after seeing doctors in North America, he received the proper medical assessment and was quick to resume skating activity.

Russell is set to re-join the Turku lineup this weekend.