First, I’d like to explain my absence from posting the last week. My little sister who is only 15 suffered a stroke last week. They have been running multiple tests daily trying to figure out what caused her stroke but we are will waiting for an answer. Hence why I haven’t posted in a while. She is home now, but we still don’t know what caused her stroke.
Now to the Blues news of the day. The St. Louis Blues announced today that the club has claimed defensemen Taylor Chorney off of waivers from the Edmonton Oilers.
Chorney will join the Blues on their road trip in Dallas come Thursday night. It looks like he’ll be the seventh defensemen for the Blues while Carlo Colaiacovo is on IR.
Colaiacovo took a hit in the home opener against the Nashville Predators which knocked him out of the line up with concussion like symptoms. He has been placed on injured reserve, and in response, Doug Armstrong plucked Tylor Chorney off of waivers. It is unknown when Colaiacovo could return to the line up and are taking it day-by-day with his injury.
Chorney, 24, played college hockey for the North Dakota Fighting Souix for three years before turning pro with the Oilers in 2008-09. His offensive game has struggled to keep up with him since turning pro and his defense leaves more to be desired, however, he still has upside and could become a bottom pairing defensemen with offensive upside.
He’s got 56 National Hockey League games under his belt with a goal and six assists in his young career.
Chorney was a 2nd round pick for the Edmonton Oilers in the 2005 NHL entry draft, 36th overall.