The (23-14-4) Blues are slowly getting healthier and—hopefully—better. They host the (18-15-6) Senators at 7:00 p.m.
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Patrik Berglund will play his second game of the season tonight. On Saturday, he played 13 minutes and 37 seconds. Not bad for not playing a game in 8 months.
Thanks to FS-Midwest, here's their gamely video:
Let's face it, the Blues have had a rough season with hurt players. Injuries to players including Jaden Schwartz, Paul Stastny, Patrik Berglund, Kevin Shattenkirk, Jori Lehtera, and Steve Ott have crippled this team’s potential.
Jaden Schwartz has begun skating again; that's some great news.
Schwartz’s injury has been the most crippling to the team. Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko are the two players at the center of the Blues’ young offensive core. Without Schwartz, players like Upshall and Fabbri have stepped into roles as top 9 forwards. As we reported recently, Gomez was let go to make room for Berglund. Upshall could be next on the Blues’ "to-go" list, unfortunately.
Read more about Schwartz at: Schwartz is skating, Blues look forward to his return.
Brian Elliott gets the nod tonight, but the Blues have a history of poor play with him in net. Hopefully, they turn that around.
Here are the projected lines:
Alexander Steen-Paul Stastny-Vladimir Tarasenko
Magnus Paajarvi-David Backes-Patrik Berglund
Robby Fabbri-Jori Lehtera-Troy Brouwer
Scottie Upshall-Dmitrij Jaskin-Ryan Reaves
Jay Bouwmeester-Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson-Kevin Shattenkirk
Carl Gunnarsson-Colton Parayko
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