Since suffering a concussion on October 13th in a game against the Dallas Stars, one of the Blues’ top scoring threats and power play booster-uppers has been benched. Andy McDonald has suffered multiple concussions in his career, and every subsequent one that he receives is worrisome to fans, the team, and of course to McDonald. The longer he sat out, the better.â†µ
He has been skating with the team at practices the past several weeks, and has been out of the red no-contact jersey for a bit. It might be time for him to get back into a game jersey, as well. According to an article from the Canadian Press, McDonald stands a strong possibility of making his return on Sunday night as the Blues face the Sharks at home in St. Louis. Says McDonald:â†µ
“I feel really good. I’ve been clear on the ice for a while now. I’m real close. Today it felt really good. I got to do some more line situations and it felt good. I’m looking forward to getting back in … whenever that is.”â†µ
Hopefully it’s soon. Alex Steen is still benched with a concussion, Jason Arnott and his shoulder are now on IR, and Matt D’Agostini won’t play either game scheduled this weekend.â†µ
Welcome back, A-Mac. We’ve missed you.