While Blues coach Ken Hitchcock obviously wishes that Patrik Berglund didn't need shoulder surgery, the bench boss does see a silver lining in the timing of the news.
The St. Louis Blues didn't make big changes this off-season, but GM Doug Armstrong's still hoping to bring in the "first of many" Stanley Cups.
While Robby Fabbri seems like the most obvious player who may step in with Patrik Berglund out some time for the St. Louis Blues, Ty Rattie could also get a better opportunity.
Kyle Brodziak is expected to shift up and down the lineup in 2015-16.
Patrik Berglund had successful shoulder surgery on Friday.
Robby Fabbri has a better chance of making the Blues out of camp because of Patrik Berglund's shoulder injury.
Patrik Berglund sustained a shoulder injury while training for the upcoming season and he'll be re-evaluated in four months.
Scott Gomez will attend training camp with the St. Louis Blues on a professional tryout.
Petteri Lindbohm is projected to replace Barret Jackman on the back end this campaign.
Olli Jokinen is still an unrestricted free agent.
Scooter Vaughan has signed an AHL deal with the Chicago Wolves.
Eriah Hayes has signed with the AHL's Chicago Wolves for the 2015-16 season.
Paul Stastny felt more comfortable as a leader with the Blues as the season progressed.
Dmitrij Jaskin could see a larger role at training camp due to Jori Lehtera's ankle surgery.
Jori Lehtera will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks following ankle surgery.