Blues send Carlo Colaiacovo to IR; Grab Taylor Chorney On Waivers

Blues fans have a nickname for Carlo Colaiacovo that they learned from Toronto Maple Leafs fans: "Splodeybones." It's a bit of a running frustration that Colaiacovo has never played a full 82 games in a season due to injury, but this one's less funny than usual - he's suffering from headaches after taking an awkward spill into the boards during Saturday's season opener against the Nashville Predators. Last season during a Nashville and St. Louis game, Nashville's Jordin Tootoo hit Colaiacovo from behind, giving him a minor concussion. The Blues obviously don't want to run any risks, so they're not allowing Colaiacovo to be on the ice until the headaches go away, hense the IR

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To plug a hole in the wading-pool that is the Blues' defense, the team opted to get Taylor Chorney from waivers as he was in the process of being sent to the Edmonton Oilers' AHL affiliate, the OKC Oil Barrons. Chorney isn't exactly spoken highly of at The Copper and Blue (addition by subtraction? That's a good sign), but he is an NHL ready(ish) defenseman who can warm a stool in the press box as a stopgap incase another injury happens.

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One whole game for the injury bug to come back. The Blues need to start wrapping guys in bubble wrap, or else fans're going to start shaking their heads, saying "not again" as the team's promise dissipates into nothingness come April.

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