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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tyson Strachan, a four-year letterwinner for the Ohio State men’s hockey team, was recalled under emergency conditions by the St. Louis Blues Tuesday, John Davidson, the Blues’ president, announced. Strachan had been playing with the Peoria Rivermen, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Blues. He played in his first NHL regular-season game Thursday vs. Washington, facing former Buckeyes and current Capitals Dave Steckel and Sean Collins.

Strachan, a defenseman, skated in two preseason games for the Blues this season, registering one assist, two penalty minutes and a +3 rating. He has played in 28 games for the Rivermen in 2008-09, recording four points on two goals and two assists and 65 penalty minutes.

Strachan, a fifth-round draft pick of the Carolina Hurricanes in 2003, played in 119 games for the Buckeyes from 2003-07, posting 13 goals, 22 assists and 35 points.

Strachan is the fifth former Buckeye to skate in the NHL this season, joining R.J. Umberger (Columbus Blue Jackets), Ryan Kesler (Vancouver Canucks), Steckel and Collins.