With a tight cap situation, and a realization that NHL teams aren't eager to part with 20-goal scorers, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong indicated Thursday morning that the Blues are more likely to compensate for Robby Fabbri's season-ending knee injury from within the organization.

"We have to find a way to overcome it," Armstrong said. "We're gonna count on these young players."

Even so, Armstrong said the Blues have talked about possible solutions outside the organization including, of course, the most famous 45-year-old hockey player on the planet _ Jaromir Jagr.

"He's a great player," Armstrong said. "Certainly, we've talked internally about him as well as a number of players. But we're really going to have to dig deep into how our style of play is and what type of players can come in and complement our style."

The Blues announced Wednesday that Fabbri was out for the season after re-injuring his surgically-repaired left knee. Armstrong indicated Thursday that a second surgery to repair the re-torn anterior cruciate ligament would take place sometime over the first two weeks of October.