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Colton Parayko A Game Time Decision Against Minnesota Wild

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After ten shots on Thursday night, the Blues' rookie defenseman may be sitting out Saturday.

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Colton Parakyo is the first rookie since Alexander Ovechkin in 2006 to have ten shots on net in a game. He and Vladimir Tarasenko combined for both of the Blues' goals Thursday night, and have also combined for both of the Blues' injury scares.

Tarasenko's came when he left the game during the second period after a hit from the Ducks' Shawn Horcoff. Tarasenko returned to the game. On Friday, Parakyo was seen walking in a boot as a "precaution," according to Ken Hitchcock.

Parayko and his foot will be a game time decision on Saturday. Kevin Shattenkirk may return for the game against the Minnesota Wild if he is feeling 100%, but the blue line would be stronger with both Shattenkirk and Parayko rather than either or.

Parakyo is the sixth blue to be injured this year, following Robby Fabbri, Shattenkirk, Paul Stastny, and Jaden Schwartz. Patrik Berglund is still healing from an off-season shoulder injury.