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Monday, December 23rd (All times Eastern)

St. Louis Blues (24-7-4) at Calgary Flames (13-17-6), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - Alexander Steen has been the gift that keeps on giving this season, but the St. Louis Blues are expected to be without their leading scorer in their final game before the Christmas break.

Steen is expected to sit out on Monday night, when the Blues go for a third straight victory in a meeting with the Calgary Flames.

The current season as seen Steen already match a career high with 24 goals, a performance that recently earned him a three-year contract extension. However, the forward exited Saturday's 6-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers early with an upper-body injury.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Steen is day-to-day and will not play tonight. The Blues have already recalled forward Dmitrij Jaskin from Chicago of the American Hockey League.

A second-round pick in 2011, Jaskin has nine goals and eight assists this season with the Wolves in 20 games.

Steen's injury puts a damper on a solid victory over the Oilers, one that featured Chris Stewart's third career hat trick. Stewart scored twice during a four-goal third period and set up another tally, while Jaden Schwartz and Patrik Berglund also scored and added an assist each.

"A huge credit goes to my linemates. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time and they teed it up for me," said Stewart.

Brian Elliott made 23 saves for his second shutout of the season and 23rd of his career as St. Louis moved to 5-1-1 in its last seven games.

The Flames are also battling some injuries ahead of this game, having lost forward Curtis Glencross and defenseman Kris Russell in Saturday's 4-3 setback to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Glencross left early in the first period with a lower-body injury and was placed on injured reserve. He missed 15 games earlier this season with a knee injury and has six goals and six assists in 21 contests this season.

Russell, meanwhile, sustained a lower-body injury late in the third period. His status for this game is unknown, but blueliner Derek Smith was recalled from Abbotsford of the AHL to replace Glencross on the roster.

Calgary got goals from Paul Byron, Mike Cammalleri and Jiri Hudler in Saturday's loss, while Karri Ramo stopped 19-of-23 shots faced.

"The third period was strong, for sure," said Cammalleri. "I thought we did a lot of good things and put some pressure on them and had some pretty close ones. Those are the bounces."

Still, Calgary closed out a five-game road trip with a fourth straight loss (0-2-2) and will play its next five at home.

The Blues have won two straight and six of their last eight versus the Flames, including a 3-2 victory at home on Nov. 7. Steen scored his 14th goal of the season in the win.

12/23 10:53:35 ET

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Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
NYR 1
CAR 0
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TOR 118
NYK 108
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CLE 105
MEM 91
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MIA 100
BOS 84
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BRK 110
DET 105
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SAC 108
LAL 101
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ORL 88
PHI 96
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WAS 92
PHO 104
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MIN 96
IND 100
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OKC 99
NOP 101
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UVA 76
HARV 27
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BGU 68
FERST 82
 
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ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
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QUIN 60
ORST 52
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CLST 69
USF 65
 
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CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
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UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
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RAD 74
CORN 61
 
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UNT 62
CREI 58
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CAN 67
HC 48
 
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USB 67
GHND 52
 
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OKST 64
MD 73
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WINT 100
REIN 72
 
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UGST 68
SMISS 55
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NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
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STLU 58
VERM 55
 
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UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
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DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
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SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
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NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
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ALA 60
APP 59
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KSU 53
NDST 52
 
Final
WASU 82
SJST 53
2nd
UTEP 59
ALCOR 27
 
Half
SEAT 30
SACST 17
 
Final
DET 1
COL 2
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EDM 5
DAL 6
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BOS 4
BUF 3
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NYR 1
CAR 0
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CHI 4
TOR 0
2nd Intermission
WIN 3
PHI 1
 
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
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CAR 17
CLE 13
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CHI 14
DET 20
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TAM 3
GBP 20
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PIT 20
KAN 12
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MIA 37
MIN 35
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NYJ 16
NEP 17
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STL 27
NYG 37
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OAK 26
BUF 24
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DAL 42
IND 7
3rd
ARI 3
SEA 14