The St. Louis Blues placed captain Alex Pietrangelo on injured reserve and recalled fellow defenseman Jordan Schmaltz from San Antonio of the American Hockey League, the team announced Tuesday.
Pietrangelo, who is nursing a lower-body injury, has collected seven goals and 16 assists in 30 games this season.
The 27-year-old Ontario native has played in at least 80 games in three of the last four seasons. He has 72 goals and 254 assists in 569 career contests since being selected by St. Louis with the fourth overall pick of the 2008 draft.
Schmaltz, who had two assists in nine games for the Blues in 2016-17, has scored five goals and set up 14 others in 24 games for the Rampage this season. The 24-year-old was selected by St. Louis with the 25th overall pick of the 2012 draft.