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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Blues Injury Update: Carl Gunnarsson cleared for contact

By on 10/15/2014 09:38:00 AM

The St. Louis Blues are a step closer to finally getting Carl Gunnarsson on the ice. As reported by via Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Gunnarsson received medical clearance from team doctors on Monday allowing him to fully participate in practices and games.

Gunnarsson had surgery last April to repair a hip flexor and was hopeful to be able to hit the ice on opening night. Obviously that didn't happen, but Gunnarsson and the Blues are hoping he'll be able to make his St. Louis debut on the team's upcoming three-game western road trip. Gunnarsson joined the team on Monday in Los Angeles ahead of their game with the Kings on Thursday night.

Gunnarsson, a native of Sweden, was a seventh round selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2007. He is entering into his sixth season in the NHL and his first with the Blues. Last season he saw his most ice time since entering the league, logging 80 games played while averaging 19:25 of ice time per game for the Leafs.

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