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Jori Lehtera Ready To Return Against Coyotes

The Blues' center hasn't played since January 29th.

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The Blues will be as healthy as they can possibly be tonight for the Coyotes. Center Jori Lehtera, who has been experiencing concussion symptoms and who hasn't played since the Blues January 29th victory over the Nashville Predators, will be returning tonight. From Jeremy Rutherford:

Signs are pointing to Blues center Jori Lehtera returning to the lineup Tuesday against Arizona, particularly after a roster move late Monday afternoon.

Lehtera has missed six games with a concussion, which he suffered Jan. 29 against Nashville. He has been skating in recent days, and the club said he could play Tuesday.

The fact that the Blues re-assigned forward Ty Rattie to their American Hockey League affiliate Monday makes it more likely that Lehtera is ready. Rattie played in Sunday’s 4-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Lines haven't leaked out for tonight yet, but I'll assume this means that Lehtera goes back between Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko.

This makes being without Kevin Shattenkirk until probably the start of the playoffs no more palatable, but it's good to have a fully healthy cadre of forwards.