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Tkachuk, Drake, Sanford on IR for Blues

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues placed goalie Curtis Sanford and forwards
Dallas Drake and Keith Tkachuk on injured
reserve Saturday.

The team called up goalie Chris Beckford-Tseu from the Alaska
Aces of the ECHL, and activated defenseman Eric Brewer from injured
reserve.

Tkachuk is out four to six weeks with broken knuckles after
getting hit on the right hand by a puck during a 5-1 loss at
Chicago on Friday night. Tkachuk missed 15 games earlier in the
season with cracked ribs.

Sanford, who became the starting goalie when Patrick Lalime was
placed on waivers Monday, pulled a hip flexor in the second period
Friday in a collision with Blues defenseman Eric Weinrich. Lalime
now is playing for the Blues' AHL affiliate in Peoria, Ill.

Drake has a sore back and is day to day.

Beckford-Tseu has played 11 games with Alaska and was 9-0-2 with
a league-leading 1.96 goals-against average. Brewer missed 10 games
with a shoulder injury. In 18 games, he had four goals, two assists
and 35 penalty minutes.