St. Louis Blues’ Oskar Sundqvist Out for Season with Torn ACL

In a devastating blow to the St. Louis Blues, forward Oskar Sundqvist will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL in his right knee. The team announced the news on Wednesday, leaving fans and teammates shocked and saddened.

The injury occurred during Monday’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights, when Sundqvist was checked into the boards by defenseman Brayden McNabb during the second period. The Blues ultimately lost the game 2-1 in overtime, but the loss of Sundqvist is an even bigger blow to the team.

Sundqvist had to be helped off the ice by his teammates and did not return to the game. The severity of his injury was not immediately known, but it has now been confirmed that he will be out for the rest of the season.

“It was unfortunate obviously,” said Blues interim coach Drew Bannister on Wednesday, before the team’s official announcement. “Oskar is a key player for us and losing him for the rest of the season is a tough pill to swallow.”

Sundqvist has been a valuable player for the Blues this season, recording 11 goals and 17 assists in 74 games. His absence will be deeply felt by the team as they continue their push for a playoff spot.

The loss of Sundqvist is not only a blow to the Blues, but also to the Swedish national team, as he was expected to represent his country in the upcoming IIHF World Championship.

Our thoughts are with Sundqvist as he begins his recovery and we wish him a speedy and successful return to the ice.  

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