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Alexander Steen, along with six other Blues players, will not face the Price-less Habs in tonight's game at 6:00 p.m.
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Brian Elliott will salute Curtis Joseph by wearing an honorary helmet in addition to the blue pads he has been wearing. Here's FS-Midwest's game day video:
The Blues are bruised to say the least. I don't even want to name all the players that re injured because I'm sure I'd forget one. Fine: Paajarvi, Gunnarsson, Allen, Bouwmeester, Ott, Steen, and Schwartz. I think that's it. We're only missing seven players! Great.
However, the (23-18-3) Canadiens are missing a key to their success; Carey Price (lower-body injury). Do you get the title now? The Habs are also missing Tom Gilbert due to a lower-body injury.
The (25-15-7) Blues have not been hot as of late. They won their first game of the new year this week—breaking a five game losing steak
Here are the Blues projected lines:
Robbi Fabbri-Jori Lehtera-Vladimir Tarasenko
Scottie Upshall-Paul Stastny-Troy Brouwer
Patrik Berglund-David Backes-Ty Rattie
Dmitrij Jaskin-Kyle Brodziak-Ryan Reaves
Joel Edmundson-Alex Pietrangelo
Colton Parayko-Kevin Shattenkirk
Chris Butler-Robert Bortuzzo
ICYMI, here are the highlights to Thursday's game: