Blues’ Sanford gone 5-6 months; Bouwmeester out with broken ankle

St. Louis Blues announced on Tuesday that forward Zach Sanford will miss five to six months while recovering from a dislocated left shoulder he sustained during training camp.

Defenceman Jay Bouwmeester is also on the shelf after the 33-year-old suffered a left ankle fracture. The team said Bouwmeester will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

Sanford was one of the pieces that the Blues received from the Washington Capitals in the Kevin Shattenkirk trade last season. The 22-year-old played in 13 regular season games for the Blues and notched two goals and three assists.

He was originally a second-round pick (61st overall) by the Capitals in 2013.

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