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Blues assign defenceman to junior team for second straight season

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues assigned defenceman Alex Pietrangelo, the fourth pick in the 2008 draft, to the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League.

The 19-year-old Pietrangelo had a goal and an assist in nine games this season. He began last season with St. Louis, too, playing eight games.

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Pietrangelo made his second consecutive appearance in the world junior hockey championship for Canada, and led defencemen with 12 points on three goals and nine assists.