ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A severe winter storm has forced the postponement of Tuesday's NHL game between the Colorado Avalanche and the host St. Louis Blues.

"Due to the concerns and safety of our fans, players and staff, in conjunction with the NHL and the city of St. Louis, we have postponed (the) game," Blues chief executive Mike McCarthy said in a statement.

A new date for the game will be determined by the NHL, the Blues said.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina. Editing by Steve Ginsburg)