B.J. Crombeen Returns to Practice
As if the Blues recent streak of success wasn’t enough positive news for you, here’s a bit more for your Holiday weekend. Lou Korac reports that B.J. Crombeen joined practice today, sporting a red no-contact jersey. Crombeen has been sidelined since October 1st when he suffered a broken shoulder in the club’s final preseason game against the Dallas Stars.
The gritty forward has likely gotten lost in the shuffle, as the Blues have already done just a little bit of everything a fourth of the way through the 2011-12 season. We’ve seen ugly stretches, the current stretch of outstanding hockey, a coaching change, and David Perron return to practice. While all this has taken place, Crombeen has been off recovering and now returns to the ice in the hopes of making a timely recovery.
Crombeen’s eventual return to the lineup brings an infusion of muscle and grit. It brings another player that brings hard work to every game he skates in. Prior to the coaching change, this was a statement that could be said about very few players on the squad, but now under Hitchcock, the entire lineup seems to be giving their all each and every night.
Currently, there is no schedule for Crombeen as he still has to shake off the rust of missing action since October 2nd. He hasn’t been cleared for contact, as evidenced by the red sweater at practice, but will likely be evaluated each time he steps on the ice.