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Nov 20, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; St. Louis Blues center Tyler Bozak (21) looks for the puck in midair during the third period against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

After a rough start to the season COVID-19-wise, the St. Louis Blues actually went a couple of weeks with no one out because of virus protocols. Until Tuesday.

The Blues placed center Tyler Bozak in COVID protocols Tuesday. Bozak, 35, will be out for at least 10 days. He has played in 21 games this season, totaling seven points (one goal, six assists).

At various times, six Blues players had been out earlier this season because of COVID -- Ryan O'Reilly, Brandon Saad, Ville Husso, Kyle Clifford, Torey Krug and Niko Mikkola. The most recent of those (Krug and Mikkola) had returned by mid-November, although the Blues traded Clifford at about the same time.

"No, I don't think there is anything else you can do," Blues coach Craig Berube said Tuesday morning when asked about trying to stave off COVID problems. "It's throughout the league and it's going to be part of every day in the NHL."

The Blues host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. They will be without three injured forwards -- David Perron, James Neal and Klim Kostin. Berube said defenseman Marco Scandella will play as the Blues go with an 11-forward, seven-defenseman lineup.

Also in the lineup will be forward Logan Brown, who was called up Sunday from the team's AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds, and will play his first game with the Blues. The St. Louis native is the son of Jeff Brown, who played for the Blues from 1989-94. The younger Brown was a first-round pick (11th overall) by Ottawa in 2016. The Blues obtained him in a deal for Zach Sanford in September.