Sanford (shoulder) was activated from injured reserve and subsequently assigned to AHL San Antonio on Thursday.
Sanford (shoulder) believes he is on scheduled or slightly ahead and hopes to rejoin the team before the end of 2017-18, Tom Timmerman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Sanford (shoulder) had surgery to repair his dislocated shoulder Tuesday.
Sanford will miss 5-to-6 months with a dislocated shoulder.
Sanford will be out for "a couple weeks" due to a shoulder injury that he picked up during the first day of training camp Thursday.
Sanford left Friday's training camp practice due to an injury, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Sanford popped in his fourth goal of the season while posting a plus-1 rating in Sunday's 3-2 win against the Avalanche.
Sanford set up two St. Louis goals in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Colorado.
Sanford moved up to the second line with Patrik Berglund and David Perron in Tuesday's game against the Avalanche,Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Sanford was forced to leave Saturday's game during the first period after he was the object of a boarding penalty, but later returned following a period of observation, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. He finished with one missed shot over 6:56 of ice time in a 3-0 road win over Arizona.