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Blues Training Camp Line Combinations For Day One

As tweeted by Lou Korac, here's what Ken Hitchcock is going with for the first day of camp:

David Perron-David Backes-T.J. Oshie

Andy McDonald-Alex Steen-Vladimir Tarasenko

Jaden Schwartz-Patrik Berglund-Chris Stewart

Matt D'Agostini-Vadimir Sobotka-Ryan Reaves

Chris Porter-Scott Nichol-Jamie Langenbrunner


Kris Russell- Alex Pietrangelo

Barrett Jackman-KevinShattenkirk

Ian Cole-Roman Polak

Jeff Woywitka-Taylor Chorney


Jaroslav Halak & Brian Elliott

The big surprise (though it's not really a surprise since Hitch said it would happen) is that D'Agostini is skating with Sobotka and Reaves, while Jaden Schwartz is up with Bergie and Stewart. That seems to be a pretty big sign that Schwartz stands a good chance of making the team this season. Many assumed that he'd stay with the Rivermen, but with the way that he ended 2012, there always was the very real possibility that he'd be given an extended look at Blues camp. Where does this put D'Agostini? Possibly in the press box with Scott Nichol; for a player who has suffered through injury last year and had such a great season the one before that, this year might be terribly frustrating.

Also, if any of you have any photos of camp you'd like to see on Game Time in a slideshow, please e-mail them to us at with your name for credit. Thanks!