Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has recalled forward Stefan Della Rovere and defenseman Nikita Nikitin (NICK–it–in) from the
Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. In addition, the club also assigned
defenseman Ian Cole and forward Ryan Reaves to Peoria.
21, has played in 13 games and served 23 penalty minutes for the Blues this
year including his NHL debut on November 6th in Boston. The 6’1, 221-pound defenseman has also made
30 appearances for the Rivermen registering six points including a goal and
five assists. The Ann Arbor, Michigan
native was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round, 18th
overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
23, has made eight appearances totaling two goals and 26 penalty minutes for
the Blues this season including his NHL debut on October 11th
against Anaheim. The 6’1, 225-pound
forward has also dressed in 33 games for the Rivermen collecting nine points on
four goals and five assists to go along with 91 penalty minutes. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native was originally
drafted by the Blues in the fifth round, 156th overall, of the 2005
NHL Entry Draft.
Rovere, 20, has made 37 appearances for the Rivermen this season notching 12
points on six goals and six assists to go along with 78 penalty minutes. The 5’11, 200-pound forward has also dressed
in five games and served nine penalty minutes for the Blues including his NHL debut
on December 1st against Washington.
The Richmond Hill, Ontario native was originally drafted by Washington
in the seventh round, 204th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry
Draft. He was acquired by St. Louis from
Washington in exchange for D.J. King
on July 28, 2010.
24, has played in 20 games for the Rivermen this year totaling 14 points
including three goals and 11 assists.
The 6’3, 217-pound defenseman has also made 13 appearances and served
four penalty minutes for the Blues including his NHL debut on November 6th
in Boston. The Omsk, Russia native was
originally drafted by the Blues in the fifth round, 136th overall,
of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.