Legace sustained injury during practice

ST. LOUIS -- The goaltending woes of the St. Louis Blues just got a bit more serious.

With Curtis Sanford already sidelined, the Blues on Wednesday placed netminder Manny Legace on injured reserve with a head injury.

Legace, who was signed as a free agent this past offseason, suffered the injury during Wednesday's practice. Sanford was placed on IR with a groin ailment on Sunday and is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

An eighth-round pick of the Hartford Whalers in 1993, Legace has struggled with the Blues, going 5-10-1 with a 3.48 goals-against average and .883 save percentage. The 33-year-old, who was a member of Detroit's Stanley Cup championship team in 2002, owns a career record of 119-53-22 in 214 games with the Los Angeles Kings, Red Wings and Blues.

To back up Jason Bacashihua, who was recalled from AHL Peoria on Sunday, St. Louis summoned Marek Schwarz from the Rivermen. Drafted 17th overall in 2004, the 20-year-old Czech went 9-2-0 with a 2.28 GAA and .912 save percentage in 12 games with Peoria.