St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and
General Manager Doug Armstrong
announced today the club has assigned forward Philip McRae and defenseman Nikita
to the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria
20, has dressed in 37 games for Peoria this season recording 22 points
including 11 goals and 11 assists. While
with the Blues, the 6’2, 200-pound forward dressed in seven games notching two
points including his first career NHL goal in the Blues’ 4-1 loss to the Flames
last night in Calgary. A St. Louis
native, McRae was originally drafted by the Blues in the second round, 33rd
overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
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 15 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.
After Friday’s game at 7 p.m. in Milwaukee, the Rivermen
return to Carver Arena on Saturday to honor Blues All-Star David Backes. The first 2,500 fans in attendance will
receive a David Backes commemorative canvas courtesy of Embassy Suites. The game starts at 7:35 p.m. For tickets call (309) 676-1040 or visit www.rivermen.net.