NHL Lock-Out Has Blues Front Office Doing Community Service

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - There's nobody headed to play hockey at the US Ice Sports Complex in Fairview Heights. A mine subsidence has shuttered the building. So what to do when you can't play your favorite sport?  Well that's when professional hockey comes to save the day.

"Now so we've partnered with Fairview Heights.  Putting down ice in the Scottrade right now for them to come out, play some ice and continue their season.  It's just a way to support youth hockey around.  We're big into that and they're supporters of us." said Randy Girsch.

The Blues are big supporters of St. Louis. On Wednesday members of the front office were in the Metro East planting, seeding and sprucing up city hall.

 We were helping doing some painting out here in O'Fallon.  Some gardening, some planting, some tearing down.  Just some good old outdoors work." said Blues Radio Announcer Chris Kerber.

This is a something they do every Wednesday around the region. Since nobody is putting the biscuit in the basket in the NHL, they'll put the bulbs in the ground. Keep an eye out for some kids from Fairview Heights who'll be playing in the Blues building.

"You might have a future hall of famer?  Might have them and they can say they started at the Scottrade Center." said Randy Girsch.

Thats where they do some groundbreaking work, on the ice and in the dirt.

Patrick Clark, News 11.

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