(HockeySTL)-- Forward Jaden Schwartz will be sidelined indefinitely and has been placed on injured reserve with a right foot injury sustained in Tuesday’s game against Los Angeles.
The team labeled Schwartz as week-to-week when they announced the injury Wednesday evening. It’s believed that Schwartz has a broken right foot after blocking a slap shot on Tuesday.
The shot, taken by Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, pelted Schwartz’s right foot and then went spiraling into the crowd. Schwartz remained on his knee for a brief time before he skated to the bench. The forward finished the game with more than 18 minutes of ice time and logged a goal and an assist.
Unaware of how serious the injury was, Schwartz was seen walking around the locker room after the game. He did not skate in the team’s optional practice Wednesday morning and isn’t expected back before the holidays, meaning he will miss at least three games.
A part of the ‘STL’ line for most of the season, Schwartz has tallied 27 points (11 goals, 17 assists). He ranks second on the team in total points and in goal scoring, while third in assists. Prior to sustaining the injury, he was one of six players who hadn’t missed a game this year.
With Schwartz inactive for the upcoming stretch, the Blues recalled Dmitrij Jaskin from Chicago. Jaskin will join the club in Los Angeles and accompany them on their three-game trip.