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BLUES HOCKEY McKee to missup to six weeks

Friday, September 28, 2007

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay McKee will be sidelined four to six weeks with a fractured right foot sustained in Wednesday night's preseason game at Minnesota.

It's the latest setback for McKee, who played only 23 games last season in the first year of a four-year, $16 million contract. He was hindered mostly by a hip injury.

Dr. Rick Wright, the Blues' team physician, said the injury will not require surgery.

In 2005-06, McKee led the NHL in blocked shots with the Buffalo Sabres.

The Blues also reduced their roster to 28 players, assigning forwards Chris Porter, Yan Stastny and Trent Whitfield, and defenseman Roman Polak to Peoria of the AHL.

-- AP

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