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Blues place forward on IR

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St. Louis Blues center Evgeny Grachev, from Russia, celebrates a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of a preseason hockey game on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) By JACK DEMPSEY St. Louis Blues center Evgeny Grachev, from Russia, celebrates a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of a preseason hockey game on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) By JACK DEMPSEY

(HockeyStL) -- The St. Louis Blues have place forward Evgeny Grachev on the injured reserve on Wednesday.

Grachev was hit with a puck near his eye during Monday’s practice.

The 21-year-old forward has two assists in 17 games played this season.

There is no timetable for Grachev’s return.

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