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Tkachuk's Secret Injury?

Hockey teams are notorious for being less than forthcoming with details of player injuries. The media is lucky if they get something as specific as "upper body injury," especially come playoff time. Now the St. Louis Blues are being only slightly less cryptic with one of their latest player injuries.

According to The Sports Network, "The Blues will likely be without ... Keith Tkachuk (ribs) tonight." The team claims that Tkachuk is recovering from catching the butt-end of his stick in his midsection Saturday night, but when I read "Keith Tkachuk" and "ribs," one thought comes to mind.

We may never know the truth behind KT's latest pains, but if he misses any time with "baby back spasms," we'll have to launch a full investigation.