NEW YORK -- The St. Louis Blues activated forward Maxim Lapierre from the injured list after he missed five games because of a lower-body injury, but lost leading scorer Alexander Steen against the New York Rangers on Thursday night.
Lapierre was injured late in the Jan. 10 game against the Vancouver Canucks. To make room on the roster, forward Adam Cracknell was sent down to Chicago of the AHL. Lapierre has six goals and three assists in 39 games this season.
While Lapierre returned to the lineup, Steen went out after sustaining a lower body injury in the second period Thursday. He came back for a power-play shift shortly after he went hard into the boards, but went to the dressing room with 2:57 left in the second and didn't return.
Steen gave the Blues a 1-0 lead in the first with his 26th goal of the season.
St. Louis also got right wing Vladimir Tarasenko back in the lineup after he sat out two games because of an illness. Veteran forward Derek Roy was a healthy scratch, missing only his second game of the season.
Roy has gone 18 games without a goal.