The last time these two teams met up, the Blues were wrapping up a disappointing December, losing 4-3 to the Stars. This time, the Blues are generally healthy (except for Kevin Shattenkirk and Chris Porter, of course), and the Dallas Stars are the walking wounded. Friday night's game against the Florida Panthers was not a pleasant one. Tyler Seguin left the game with a wounded knee after Dmitry Kulikov low-bridged him. Seguin could be out for up to six weeks. Alex Hemsky also left with a lower body injury. Patrick Eaves took a puck to the head and is currently listed as having concussion symptoms.
The Stars are six points out of the last playoff spot and time is fading. The Blues haven't played as dominantly as they did in January thanks to the injury to Shattenkirk, but they're still keeping pace with the Preds. Dallas may have a problem tonight.
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