The St. Louis Blues won their game but lost their second-leading scorer Saturday as Alex Steen exited the 6-4 road victory over the Arizona Coyotes with an upper-body injury.
Steen made his presence felt early, recording a goal and an assist to raise his point total to 47 – four behind team leader Vladimir Tarasenko. He was hurt just over seven minutes into the contest, when he landed awkwardly after being checked into the boards by Arizona defenseman Kevin Connauton.
The 31-year-old Steen, who leads the Blues with 30 assists and 19 power-play points, quickly got up under his own power and retreated to the locker room.
Selected by Toronto with the 24th overall pick in the 2002 draft, Steen made his debut with the Maple Leafs in 2005-06, recording 18 goals and 27 assists in 75 games. He spent the next two seasons in Toronto before being traded to St. Louis during the 2008-09 campaign.
Steen has reached the 20-goal plateau in four of his first six full seasons with the Blues, netting a career-high 33 in 2013-14. He has collected 196 goals and 278 assists in 739 regular-season games with Toronto and St. Louis while notching six tallies and 14 points in 31 playoff contests with the Blues.
The 5-foot-11, 212-pounder was born in Winnipeg but also is a citizen of Sweden, which he represented at several international tournaments. Steen played in two IIHF World Junior Championships and one World Championship before winning the silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.