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GameThread for St. Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild, Oct 4, 2104

The pre-season is over as some fence-sitters will get a chance for one last look.

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The Blues have until Tuesday to make their final roster decisions, and some guys are making it very difficult on Ken Hitchcock and the rest of the coaching staff. Joakim Lidstrom and Petteri Lindbohm will both be giving the team one last in-game look, as will Peter Mueller, who cleared waivers.

Closing out the pre-season against the surprisingly low shooting (fifteen shots the other night. Fifteen!) Minnesota Wild(s) shouldn't be a tough thing for starter Brian Elliott. The line-up tonight isn't the skilled one they iced on Thursday, however. From the St, Louis Post Dispatch:

Based on today's practice, it appears that Jaden Schwartz, Jori Lehtera, Joakim Lidstrom, Colin Fraser, Chris Porter, Steve Ott, Peter Mueller, Magnus Paajarvi, Ryan Reaves and Maxim Lapierre were among the forwards making the trip.

On defense, expect to see Jay Bouwmeester, Petteri Lindbohm, Barret Jackman, Jordan Leopold, Ian Cole and Chris Butler. In goal will be Brian Elliott.

That means not in tonight's lineup: Vladimir Tarasenko, Paul Stastny, Alexander Steen, T.J. Oshie, David Backes, Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk.

So make your decision: preseason hockey or postseason baseball - or both, since the Cards game won't start until late. This is your last preseason GDT to get warmed up - remember, Thursday night the real season begins.

Let's do this. Let's Go Blues.