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Los Angeles Kings
Mikey Anderson was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Monday because of an upper-body injury.
The defenseman was injured in a collision with Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand during the first period of the Kings’ 3-2 overtime win that night.
Coach Todd McLellan said Anderson is considered week to week. Defenseman Jordan Spence was recalled from Ontario of the American Hockey League.
“Overall we feel pretty good about depth on the blue line,” McLellan said. “Jacob [Moverare] has played, Spence will get an opportunity after playing very well at the American League level; we’ve got to see where he is at the National Hockey League level. [Austin] Strand, [Christian] Wolanin, others down there have been able to pinch hit and each one of them provides something a little bit different than the other. As we go forward without Mikey, we’ll be looking at the ingredient for a certain night or a certain team and make decisions going forward.”
McLellan said forwards Brendan Lemieux and Viktor Arvidsson also are week to week.
Lemieux, who was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Friday, has missed two games because of a lower-body injury sustained during the first period of a 4-3 overtime win at the Columbus Blue Jackets that night.
Arvidsson missed one game because of a lower-body injury sustained during the third period of a 3-0 win at the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.
Anderson has scored seven points (two goals, five assists) and averages 20:55 in ice time in 55 games. Arvidsson is second on the Kings in goals (18) and points (38). Lemieux has scored 11 points (eight goals, three assists) in 44 games. — Dan Greenspan
St. Louis Blues
Scott Perunovich will have surgery on his left wrist and the defenseman will be re-evaluated in eight weeks.
Perunovich last played Feb. 26, with Springfield of the American Hockey League. He had six assists in 19 games with the Blues, most recently Jan. 15.