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Blais to undergo wrist surgery, Blues sign Brouwer to one-year deal

The Blues will have to test their depth even more this season. Sammy Blais is going to be out for a while.
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St. Louis Blues' Sammy Blais skates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS — The defending Stanley Cup champion Blues will see their depth put to the test once again this season.

The team announced Wednesday that forward Sammy Blais will be out for a while with a wrist injury he suffered in Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Blais is scheduled for surgery to repair the injury. The team said he will be re-evaluated in 10 weeks.

The 23-year-old Blais is in his third season with the Blues, and has five goals and three assists in 20 games this season.

In a corresponding move, the Blues announced they had signed forward Troy Brouwer to a one-year, two-way contract worth $750,000.

Brouwer joined the team earlier this season on a professional tryout. This is Brouwer's second stint in St. Louis. He was with the team in 2016, and helped them advance to the Western Conference Final.

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