Blues, T-Birds Announce Roster Moves

Nov 5, 2021

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the team has recalled defenseman Calle Rosen from its AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.  In addition, the Blues assigned forward Dakota Joshua to Springfield, placed defenseman Torey Krug on the team’s non-roster COVID-protocols list and returned forward Brayden Schenn to St. Louis for further evaluation on an upper-body injury. 

Rosen, 27, was signed by the Blues as a free agent on July 30, 2021.  This season, the 6’1, 186-pound defenseman has posted five points (one goal, four assists) and four penalty minutes in seven games with Springfield.  The Vaxjo, Sweden, native has dressed in 20 career NHL regular-season games between stints with Toronto and Colorado, logging five points (one goal, four assists) and eight penalty minutes. 

Joshua, 25, dressed in three games during his recall to the Blues.  With Springfield this season, the 6’3, 206-pound forward has appeared in five games, posting one assist and six penalty minutes. 

In a separate transaction, the Thunderbirds announced that they are recalling forward Nic Pierog from the Worcester Railers of the ECHL and signing defenseman Nick Albano to a PTO.

Pierog, 28, has recorded a goal and an assist in two games this season for the Worcester Railers in the ECHL. He has scored 20 or more goals on three different occasions in his ECHL career and has skated in 15 career AHL games with Providence and Bridgeport. He signed a one-year AHL contract with the Thunderbirds this past summer.

Albano, 25, is a native of Beverly, Mass. and skated for UMASS-Boston in his collegiate career, where he tallied 21 goals and 64 assists in 79 games. He has scored one goal in three games with Worcester this season. his first as a professional.

The Thunderbirds, who have earned points in each of their first seven games and sit in first place in the AHL's Atlantic Division, take to the ice tonight against the Hershey Bears. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m.

For more information on the Springfield Thunderbirds and to order tickets, please visit To learn more about becoming a Thunderbirds ticket member, call (413) 739-GOAL (4625) to speak to a Thunderbirds representative. 

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