Blues fortify playoff roster with seven players from San Antonio


ST. LOUIS — The Blues can’t activate any more players for a game than they have all season, but they’ll have a lot more to choose from in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Blues have recalled seven players from their AHL affiliate in San Antonio, whose season is over. The Blues will play either Nashville or Dallas next after knocking off Winnipeg in the first round.

The additions to the St. Louis roster are forwards Klim Kostin, Jordan Nolan and Austin Poganski and defensemen Chris Butler, Niko Mikkola, Mitch Reinke and Jake Walman.

Kostin scored 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) in 66 games with the Rampage this season. The 19-year-old was a Blues first-round draft pick in 2017.

Nolan, 29, tallied 35 points (17 goals, 18 assists) in 59 games with the Rampage and two assists in 14 games with the Blues this season.

Poganski, 23, collected 31 points (nine goals, 22 assists) in 59 games with the Rampage and three points (two goals, one assist) in three games with the Blues’ ECHL affiliate, the Tulsa Oilers, this season.

Butler compiled 21 points (two goals, 19 assists) in 51 games with the Rampage this season. The 32-year-old native St. Louisan also had a goal and an assist in 13 games with the Blues. He has played 407 regular-season games in an NHL career that began with Buffalo in 2008, included a stop in Calgary and led to St. Louis in 2014.

Mikkola, 22, tallied nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 70 games with the Rampage this season.

Reinke, 23, produced 45 points (12 goals, 33 assists) in 76 games with the Rampage this season.

Walman, 23, collected 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 66 games with the Rampage this season.

Source: Fox Sports

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