Monday, June 24, 2019

Thomas has surgery on left wrist

Rookie had left tendon injury sustained during conference 
final against San Jose; will be reevaluated prior to training camp

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues announced on Monday morning that Robert Thomas had successful surgery on his left wrist to repair a tendon injury in his left wrist.

Robert Thomas
Thomas, who sustained the injury during Game 6 of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks, will rehabilitate the injury throughout the off-season and undergo a full evaluation ahead of training camp in September.

Thomas, who turns 20 on July 2, was the subject of a hard hit from Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in the third period. He did not play another shift and did not make an appearance in the final until Game 6 but played less than 10 minutes.

Thomas played in 70 regular-season games last season and had 33 points (nine goals, 24 assists) and six points (one goal, five assists) in 21 postseason games and helped the Blues capture their first-ever Stanley Cup.

Thomas had the primary assist on the Game 7 goal scored by Pat Maroon in double-overtime of a 2-1 win against the Dallas Stars in the second round.

Blues center Ryan O'Reilly disclosed after Game 7 of the Cup Final that he had been playing with a cracked rib sustained against the Stars.

Blues general manager Doug Armstrong has yet to hold court with the media to disclose who/what injuries were sustained and if anyone else will need surgery/rehabilitation during the off-season. With the Cup Final lasting through June 12, an ensuing parade, the NHL Awards in Las Vegas and the NHL Draft this past weekend in Vancouver, players were making exit physicals/interviews with management this past weekend to determine where they're at physically.

Perhaps more will be disclosed beginning Tuesday with the upcoming prospect camp.

* Musil granted release -- The Blues also placed forward and 2015 fourth-round pick Adam Musil on unconditional waivers on Monday.

Musil spent the past two seasons with San Antonio of the American Hockey League; he had 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 65 games last season.

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