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Blues goalie Sanford out 6-8 weeks with pulled groin

ST. LOUIS -- Blues goalie Curtis Sanford will be sidelined
six to eight weeks with a pulled groin, the team said Sunday.

Jason Bacashihua was recalled from Peoria, Ill., of the AHL.

Sanford, the backup goalie behind Manny Legace, had to be helped
off the ice early in the first period in Chicago on Friday after a
play that led to the game's first goal. After moving to stop a shot
that was wide, Sanford crumpled to the ice and Jeff Hamilton had an
easy tap-in with the rebound.

Sanford, the starter in 2005-06 before a season-ending knee
injury in March, is 2-5-2 in 12 games with a 2.93 goals-against
average. He missed three games in November with a groin strain.

Bacashihua, 24, has appeared in two games with one start. On
Nov. 17 he stopped 40 of 44 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Canucks. In
eight games with Peoria, Bacashihua is 1-5-1 with a 3.89
goals-against average and .860 save percentage.