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St. Louis Blues' James Neal (81) and Edmonton Oilers' Duncan Keith (2) reach for a loose puck as Oilers' Colton Sceviour (70) watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The St. Louis Blues' fully healthy roster status didn't last long.

When Brayden Schenn returned to the lineup Wednesday after missing nine games with an upper-body injury, the Blues had an injury-free roster for the first time all season. But that changed three days later when the Blues placed forward James Neal on injured reserve.

And that was after Klim Kostin got hurt in practice Thursday and David Perron left Friday's game with what could have been concussion symptoms.

Neal left practice early Wednesday -- the same day Schenn came back -- after aggravating an injury, according to coach Craig Berube. He did not play Wednesday vs. Detroit or Friday vs. Chicago, both Blues losses.

Neal has four points (two goals, two assists) in 17 games with the Blues this season, his first in St. Louis.

To replace Neal, the club recalled forward Dakota Joshua from their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds, for the third time this season. Joshua, 25, has played in six games with the Blues and 11 with the Thunderbirds, scoring five points (one goal, four assists) with Springfield.