Blues defenseman Erik Johnson has a torn ACL in his right knee and will undergo surgery in a couple of weeks. Johnson, 20, is expected to be sidelined six to nine months after injuring his knee in a golf-cart incident last week at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Johnson, the No. 1 overall pick in 2006, led all Blues' defensemen with 33 points last year as a rookie.
As a result of this freak injury, Johnson will miss the entire 2008-09 season.
Expect the Blues to sign a veteran defenseman to fill Johnson's void. Mathieu Schneider might soon wear a Blues jersey...