ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Tuesday the club has assigned defenseman Ian Cole to the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.
Cole is the seventh defender and would be better served in the AHL. He has a goal and five points through 17 games.
The NHL has suspended St. Louis Blues defenseman Ian Cole three games for an illegal check to the head of Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader during the first period of Saturday's game at Joe Louis Arena.
Expect the Blues to recall a defenseman to replace Cole on the blue line.