Blues' Thomas suffers broken thumb, out at least four to six weeks

In this Friday, May 3, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Blues centre Robert Thomas (18) gets set during a faceoff against the Dallas Stars in the second period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in St. Louis. (Jeff Roberson / AP)

St. Louis Blues forward Robert Thomas suffered a broken thumb in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes and will be re-evaluated in four to six weeks, the team announced Sunday.

"Well, I mean, somebody else is going to get in that position and do a job for us," Blues coach Craig Berube told reporters.

"That's the way we've got to look at it. We've got players. We're a deep team and that's a good thing. Other guys get an opportunity to get in there now and play."

Thomas went to the dressing room in the first period Saturday after falling hard on his left hand following a collision with Coyotes forward Nick Schmaltz.

Before he was hurt, the 21-year-old scored his first goal of the season to tie the game at 1-1.

In 12 games this season, Thomas has put up a goal and five assists. In a breakout 2019-20 season, the 2017 first-round pick (20th overall) notched 42 points in 66 games.

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