This is just bad.
#stlblues lines Steen-Lehtera-Brouwer Fabbri-Gomez-Jaskin Reaves-Brodziak-Rattie Ott-Backes-Upshall— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) October 31, 2015
#stlblues D pairs Bouwmeester-Pietrangelo Gunnarsson-Parayko Edmundson-Bortuzzo Extra: Butler, Shattenkirk— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) October 31, 2015
Upshot: probably more than six minutes tonight for Ty Rattie... on a line with Ryan Reaves and Kyle Brodziak.
Good to see Colton Parayko in the line-up tonight, but holding Tarasenko out after being adamant that missing practice yesterday was a precaution is disappointing.
The top two lines are doable, but seeing Backes on the fourth line raises questions about his health considering he left Thursday night's game temporarily as well. Seeing Rattie on the line that he is on raises questions in general.
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. I'm not even sure if this counts as that.