Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/29/11

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 18: Kris Russell #10 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates against the Chicago Blackhawks during the game on March 18, 2009 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The St. Louis Blues have placed veteran defenseman Kris Russell on injured reserve with a groin injury.

Russell was hurt in the first period of a 3-2 loss to the host Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. The team said he will be reevaluated in three weeks.

No corresponding roster move was immediately announced.

The 24-year-old, acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets earlier in the season, has five goals and three assists in 33 games.
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