St. Louis Blues fans have enough to work through following their team's Game 1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings Saturday night—it can't help the healing process that the Alex Pietrangelo injury that already precipitated a surprise no-call has left their star defenseman questionable for Monday's Game 2.
Pietrangelo didn't return after the second-period hit, and while hockey injuries are notoriously cloak-and-dagger Blues fans will be watching for news especially closely over the weekend. Here's a video of the incident; you're welcome to decide on it for yourself, or take a look at what the supervisor of officiating had to say about the decision to call this a minor:
Losing Pietrangelo would be a hard blow to the Blues' playoff hopes.
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