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Preseason Preview: Blues @ Columbus Blue Jackets

The first preseason game of the year!!

Looking good, Jori, but it'd be better in a Bluenote ... Just sayin'
Looking good, Jori, but it'd be better in a Bluenote ... Just sayin'
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After a whole 2 days of practice, the Blues are already on the road today, taking on half of the preseason Columbus Blue Jackets. Half a jacket ....that's like a vest, right?

There's not much to write about, but here are the critical details:

The Blues:

The official game notice is HERE

Forwards: Cody Beach, Rob Bordson, Terry BroadhurstMaxim LapierreJori LehteraPhilip McRaePeter Mueller,Magnus PaajarviChris PorterRyan ReavesVladimir TarasenkoSebastian Wannstrom

Defense: Chris ButlerBarret JackmanPetteri LindbohmNate ProsserDavid ShieldsThomas Vannelli

Goalies: Jake Allen, Matt Climie

As for the Blue Jackets Vests:

Half of their team is playing in Raleigh this afternoon, and the other half is what we're facing in Columbus tonight. According to their beat writers HERE, the CBJ Lineup will look like this:

Here's the roster for St. Louis:

Forwards: Josh Anderson, Artem Anisimov, Jared Boll, Matt Calvert, Jerry D'Amigo, Marko Dano, Simon Hjalmarsson, Boone Jenner, Nick Moutrey, Kerby Rychel, Markus Soberg, Alexander Wennberg. Defensemen: Dillon Heatherington, Jack Johnson, Brett Ponich, Dalton Prout, David Savard, Jaime SifersGoaltenders: Oscar Dansk, Curtis McElhinney.

So, that's our lineups for today. The Blues and Blue Jackets prospects played just a week ago, and the BJs crushed the Blues 7-2. Different teams today, of course, but there will be a little overlap between those rosters. It'll be nice to see us get one back, eh?

There will be no TV coverage, of course. There is no radio coverage either, at least on the St Louis end. However, the CBJ site indicates that this game will be on the air via ESPN AM 1460. I believe I found a web stream for them HERE, but it's just the first thing I found. We'll know for sure once the game starts. Keep an eye in the comments below if anything else comes up. There will also be updates throughout the game on the Blues website/app/twitter account. I'll assume you have those already.

The puck drops at 5:30 St Louis time. Keep tabs on the boys however you can, and Let's Go Blues!!

...and here's the music for the post...