Continued hip problems finally proved to be too much for Luke Opilka. The goalie from Effingham, Ill., who later moved to St. Louis to further his career, is retiring from hockey.

Prior to the Blues' post-draft development camp in late June, Opilka told the Post-Dispatch that he had already undergone hip surgery three times _ once in the spring of 2016 and twice in the fall of 2017. Two of those were on his left hip and one to his right hip.