Steen is not feeling well and is a game-time decision tonight.
Steen's illness explains the reason why he was not at the morning skate and should be considered as positive news because he is not dealing with any injuries. If he is unable to go, Jaden Schwartz will slide onto the top-line.
Steen was not on the ice this morning for the Blues morning skate.
Missing the morning skate would suggest that Steen will not play tonight against the Ducks, but he has not officially been ruled out. If he does not play Jaden Schwartz will slide into his spot on the top-line with TJ Oshie and David Backes. Steen continues to play well as he sits second in the NHL with 20 goals, although he has not scored in his last three games.
Steen hasn't played since February 23rd because of a shoulder injury. Steen had a good start to the season going scoring four goals and 12 assists in 18 games before getting hurt. He will likely play on a line with David Backes and Chris Stewart.
The Blues have placed Alex Steen on injured reserve.
The hope was that Steen (shoulder) would be able to return right away but that is not the case. He will join Andy McDonald on IR after the two of them collided in practice. There is no timetable for Steen's return, but it doesn't appear as if he will be out long-term.
Alex Steen still not 100% wont play tonight #stlblues
There was some hope that Steen would play tonight after getting hurt in practice earlier in the week, but after the morning skate it was determined that he wasn't ready. He should be back in the Blues lineup soon. St. Louis' next game is tomorrow vs. the Oilers.