Blues Activate Forward Robert Thomas From IR

ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 4: Robert Thomas #18 of the St. Louis Blues knocks down the puck against the Winnipeg Jets at the Enterprise Center on October 4, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Saturday before the game in Columbus that the Blues have activated forward Robert Thomas frominjured reserve (IR). Thomas has missed the past seven games with a shoulder injury.

Before the injury, Thomas was meshing well with line mate forward Pat Maroon. Blues interim head coach Craig Berube said Thomas had been showing much improvement.

Thomas is currently in his rookie season and has tallied 14 points (five goals, nine assists) and eight penalty minutes in 37 appearances.  The 6’0, 188-pound native of Aurora, Ontario, was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round, 20th overall, of the 2017 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft.