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St. Louis Blues defenseman Torey Krug out for 6 weeks

NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at St. Louis Blues

Dec 1, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Blues defenseman Torey Krug (47) reacts after scoring against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

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ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues defenseman Torey Krug was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and will be re-evaluated in six weeks.

Krug, 31, has five goals and 12 assists in 31 games this season, his third with St. Louis. He will be a long-term IR exception to the salary cap.

The Blues recalled 22-year-old defenseman Tyler Tucker from the team’s AHL affiliate in Springfield, where he has one goal and 12 assists this season. He has played in four games with the Blues this year, serving five penalty minutes.