27 year old Patrik Berglund of the St. Louis Blues will have a surgery on his shoulder and will be sidelined after his successful surgery. Dr. Rick Wright of Barnes-Jewish Hospital will perform the surgery and Berglund could be out of action for at least four months or even a longer period.
Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement on Thursday that Berglund had initially dislocated his shoulder on April 11 2014 in a game against Dallas. He re-aggravated the injury last season on January 29 in a game against Nashville. Berglund was taking part in a 4-on-4 clash on Monday when he collided with another player during informal workout and left the ice in pain.
Armstrong told NHL that the initial injury happened a couple of years ago and they hoped that the injury would be gone and he did a great job of rehabbing and getting his strengths back.
Berglund scored 12 goals and 27 points in 77 games with the Blues last year. He has a total score of 118 goals and 247 points in 513 games with the Blues and 6 goals and 13 points in 29 playoff games.
Blues will be under intense pressure to improve on three successive first-round washouts without Berglund as this remains a tough loss for the team.