St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has activated defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (puh-TRAN-guh-loh) from injured reserve (IR). Pietrangelo has missed the past four games due to a lower-body injury.
Pietrangelo, 27, has dressed in 30 games this season and ranks third among all defensemen with seven goals. His 23 points are tied for ninth most in that group while he averages the sixth-most minutes per game (25:45) in the NHL overall. The King City, Ontario, native is currently in his 10th season with the Blues after being drafted by the club with the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Overall, the 6’3, 210-pound defenseman has accumulated 326 points (72 goals, 254 assists) in 569 career regular season games.