Blues place Jaden Schwartz on IR with fractured ankle

St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

The St. Louis Blues have placed forward Jaden Schwartz on injured reserve with a fractured ankle, the club announced via an official release.

Schwartz sustained the injury in practice Friday. He underwent surgery Friday and will be re-evaluated in 12 weeks.

The 23-year-old has four assists and plus-4 plus/minus rating through seven games this season.

The Blues are also without forward Paul Stastny, who is expected to miss at least five weeks with a broken foot.

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