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Roman Polak set to return to Blues defense

Roman Polak, Colin Wilson

St. Louis Blues defenseman Roman Polak (46), of the Czech Republic, fights with Nashville Predators center Colin Wilson (33) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 1, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)


The Blues’ need to have a fully restocked defensive unit are just about filled now. Defenseman Roman Polak was activated off of injured reserve today. He missed the last 24 games with a severed tendon in his right wrist. The Blues sent Ian Cole back to AHL Peoria to make room for Polak.

Polak has become a defensive specialist with the Blues and now that both he and Erik Johnson are cleared for action, the Blues blue line is essentially back to normal. The Blues top six of Johnson, Polak, Eric Brewer, Carlo Colaiacovo, Alex Pietrangelo, and Barret Jackman can now settle in and work together to try and save goalie Jaroslav Halak a lot of trouble. Polak will join Jackman as the other true defensive defenseman.