Polak to Undergo Wrist Surgery
Blues D-man Roman Polak is out indefinitely with a severed tendon in his right wrist.
Polak originally suffered the injury last Saturday against Pittsburgh after landing on Sidney Crosby’s skate.
The original diagnosis showed no internal damage and it was believed Polak would miss only limited time. After followup visits to the Doctor on Sunday and Monday medical pictures revealed a severed tendon.
The Blues and Polak consulted with various Doctors to make sure surgery would be necessary. Obviously Polak wanted to see if this is something he could play with before electing to shut it down. Polak did not leave St. Louis to be examined.
The injury is not expected to be season ending although an exact timetable for a return will not be known for another 10-14 days. GM Doug Armstrong tells me Polak will need a post-operation evaluation to determine the length of time he will be sidelined.
The Blues have no plans to replace Polak as Tyson Strachan is already prepared to fill that void.
Nathan Oystrick has been re-called but is not expected to stay beyond Thursday.
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