St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen (20) celebrates his unassisted goal against the Phoenix Coyotes in the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, in St. Louis. The Blues beat the Coyotes 4-3. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) By Bill Boyce
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues winger Alex Steen and defenseman Barret Jackman will be sidelined at least four weeks because of injuries.
Steen has a high ankle sprain in his right leg and Jackman a broken right index finger. They were injured Wednesday night in a 4-3 overtime loss in Columbus.
Steen was injured near the end of the second period after falling awkwardly.
Jackman, who missed nine games earlier this season with a sprained knee, took a shot off the hand with roughly 6 minutes remaining in regulation.
The Blues are already playing without David Perron (concussion) and Vladimir Sobotka (broken foot) and have had a number of key players miss significant time this season because of injury.
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