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Blues Reassign Forward Samuel Blais and Defenseman Chris Butler To San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 24, 2018) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong today announced that the club has recalled defenseman Jordan Schmaltz and forward Tage Thompson from the American Hockey League's (AHL) San Antonio Rampage. Additionally, the Blues have reassigned forward Samuel Blais and defenseman Chris Butler to San Antonio.

Schmaltz, 24, has dressed in 31 games for the Rampage this season, collecting 23 points (5g/18a) and 20 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound defenseman has also served four penalty minutes in four games for the Blues. A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Schmaltz was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft (25th overall).

Thompson, 20, has appeared in 30 games for the Rampage this season, recording 18 points (8g/10a) and four penalty minutes. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound forward has also tallied six points (3g/3a) and eight penalty minutes in 24 games with the Blues. A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Thompson was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft (26th overall).

Blais, 21, has played in 30 games for the Rampage this season, posting 28 points (11g/17a) and 30 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound forward has also recorded three points (1g/2a) and six penalty minutes in 11 games with the Blues. A native of Montmagny, Quebec, Blais was originally drafted by the Blues in the sixth round of the 2014 NHL Draft (176th overall).

Butler, 31, has dressed in 47 games for the Rampage this season, tallying 23 points (8g/15a) and 16 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound defenseman has also played in two games for the Blues. A native of St. Louis, Butler was originally signed by the Blues as a free agent on July 16, 2014.

San Antonio continue its annual Rodeo Road Trip when they return to the ice for a rematch against the Tucson Roadrunners on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8:05 p.m. at the Tucson Convention Center. The Rampage will play their next three games on the road before returning to the AT&T Center on March 2 to host the Wolves for the 15th annual Rampage Military Appreciation Night, presented by Grunt Style. Season tickets for the 2018-19 campaign are available and can be purchased by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554 or online at SARampage.com. The 2017-18 season is presented by H-E-B and Wells Fargo.