Blues lose Jackman for rest of season

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues will be without Barret Jackman for the rest of the season after the defenseman suffered a broken jaw in a fight with Nashville's Darcy Hordichuk.

The Blues said Tuesday that Jackman, who was the NHL's top rookie in 2002-03, had the fractured jaw repaired by Dr. Ken Kram.

Jackman's injury comes as the Blues near mathematical elimination from the playoffs, which will end a streak of 25 straight postseason appearances, the longest streak among the four major team sports.

In 62 games this season Jackman, 25, had four goals and six assists, and a plus-minus of minus-six. He also had 156 penalty minutes.

The fight happened in the first period of the Predators' 4-2 win Monday night in Nashville.

-- AP

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