The St. Louis Blues have announced they will be without defenceman Jay Bouwmeester for the remainder of the season.

Bouwmeester suffered the injury in Saturday’s game against the Dallas Stars, and is expected to be out of commission for the next four to six months.

The 34-year-old has had an injury riddled 2017-18 campaign, missing the first 21 games of the season after fracturing his left ankle while attempting to block a shot during a training camp scrimmage on Sept. 17.