St. Louis Blues defenseman Vince Dunn is questionable to play Friday in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks.
Dunn was injured Wednesday in the Blues’ 5-4 overtime loss when he was hit in the mouth by the puck off a shot from Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon. Dunn was bleeding from the mouth and needed to be helped to the locker room.
Dunn has seven points (two goals, five assists) in 16 postseason games.
“He’s very important,” St. Louis defenseman Jay Bouwmeester said. “He’s a guy that plays a lot of different situations, always on the power play. [At full strength], he’s a guy that can skate and move the puck, helps to get it out of your end pretty clean.
“I don’t know how long he’ll be out or what the deal is yet, but he’s a guy who’s played really well for us all year. When something like that happens, it’s never good, but it’s something you can rally around and it’s going to be an opportunity for someone else.”
San Jose holds a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Dunn, 22, registered 35 points (12 goals, 23 assists) in 78 games during the regular season.
–Field Level Media