St. Louis Blues right wing Jamie Langenbrunner, left, celebrates after scoring on an assist from Scott Nichol, right, against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 21, 2012, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-1 and won the series 4-1. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT
ST. LOUIS - The NHL players aren't the only ones out of work as a result of the lockout.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/RfvK02 ) reports that the St. Louis Blues have laid off some of its front-office workers. The exact number wasn't announced, but the team says it is just under 20.
The remaining 75 employees took pay cuts or have switched to four-day work weeks.
Blues chief operating officer Bruce Affleck says some of the layoffs will be permanent—a decision made by the team's new owners.