St. Louis Blues fans received a scare a few weeks back when defenseman Kris Russell returned to the United States after just two games with TPS Turku in Finland.
Russell a knee injury and it was feared the injury could serious.
Thankfully, especially with negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA starting to heat up, Russell's injury does not seem to serious as he has returned to Finland and is slated to play this weekend.
#STLBlues Kris Russell is back with TPS after leaving earlier with a leg injury. He'll play this weekend. Team has 1 non-EU player too many.
— Matias Strozyk (@MaStrozyk) October 16, 2012
Russell figures to be a big part of the Blues defense once the NHL season begins. Russell spent most of the 2011-12 season paired with rugged defenseman Roman Polak. The pair played well together and had nice chemistry. Russell's offensive game complements Polak physical defensive play rather nicely.
After the Blues acquired Russell from the Columbus Blue Jacke...