The St. Louis Blues are a very interesting hockey team coming into the 2023-24 season. Last year, they failed to make the postseason for the first time in a while.
This is a franchise that always has high hopes for itself which is always admirable. There has been some turnover since winning the Stanley Cup in 2019 but there are still tons of really good players left on the team.
Instead of starting a rebuild, it is clear that they still have intentions of trying to win. Although last season didn’t go like they planned they are not giving up just yet. Their off-season moves up to this point suggest that fact.
Unfortunately, the Blues made an announcement on Tuesday that is not great. They announced that Torey Krug injured his foot and isn’t going to be reevaluated until October 1st.
The St. Louis Blue are going to miss Torey Krug while he is away with an injury.
Krug isn’t this superstar but he is a great defenseman that the Blues are going to miss while he is away. Although it doesn’t seem like he would be out too long, it is hard to see him starting the season if he isn’t being reevaluated until the first day of October.
Krug is getting ready for his fourth season with the Blues after spending the first 9 years of his career with the Boston Bruins where he was so great for them.
This is a player that has been somewhat injury-prone in his career. He never misses so much time that a whole season passes by but reaching 70 games has been a challenge for him in his career. He hasn’t done so since playing 76 in 2017-18.
It would be nice to see this be a short-term issue for Krug and the Blues. He is an entertaining offensive defenseman to watch and his team will be more exciting if he is there.
It is never great to hear about injuries before the season starts but that is reality sometimes. Hopefully, when he is looked at again in early October, the signs point to him getting back out there.