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Dunn day to day for Blues, might miss Game four against Sharks

ST. Joe Louis -- Vince Dunn is day to day with AN upper-body injury, golf stroke his standing in question for the St. Joe Louis Blues once they host the San Jose Sharks in Game four of the Western Conference Final at Enterprise Center on Fri (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS).

The defenseman was stricken within the mouth by an endeavor from Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon within the playing period of the Blues' 5-4 overtime loss in Game three on Wednesday. Dunn straightaway born to the ice, born his gloves and stick and required facilitate to the room, hemorrhage from his mouth.

San Jose leads the best-of-7 series 2-1.

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Dunn, United Nations agency has seven points (two goals, 5 assists) in sixteen Stanley Cup competition games, has been a key member of the Blues defense corps. He plays the purpose on the facility play and would be a key loss if he's out for any length of your time.

"He's vital," St. Joe Louis defenseman Jay Bouwmeester aforementioned. "He's a man that plays tons of various things, forever on the facility play. [At full strength], he is a man that may skate and move the puck, helps to induce it out of your finish pretty clean.

"I do not know however long he'll be out or what the deal is however, however he is a man who's compete rather well for US all year. once one thing like that happens, it's ne'er sensible, however it's one thing you'll be able to rally around and it's aiming to be a chance for somebody else."

If Dunn cannot play in Game four, the doubtless candidate to interchange him would be Carl Gunnarsson, United Nations agency has not compete since sustaining a lower-body injury in Game seven of the Western Conference Second spherical against the metropolis Stars.

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