The St. Louis Blues will have captain Alex Pietrangelo back manning their blue line Sunday, as the defenseman has been activated off injured reserve, the team announced.

Pietrangelo has not played since the team's crushing 6-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings. During his absence, the club has gone 2-2-0 and enters Sunday's contest after winning the first leg of a home-and-home with the Jets by a 2-0 count Saturday night.

The 27-year-old is tied for eighth in league scoring among defensemen with 23 points in 30 games.

Meanwhile, with a single point in Sunday’s game the Blues can leap the idle Nashville Predators and claim top spot in the Central Division.

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