The Blues lost Jori Lehtera, Carl Gunnarsson, and Kyle Brodziak on Saturday night. Brodziak and Gunnarsson made the trip, though someone from the press box could easily be slotted in if the necessity arises. Lehtera, however, stayed put in St. Louis. Which leaves an open slot in the top six. With some shuffling around of position players, who could go into that slot? Hm.
Hitch not ruling out Schwartz for Tuesday. Lehtera out for Tuesday, could join team later on trip— Tom Timmermann (@tomtimm) October 17, 2016
Yep, Jaden Schwartz was skating with Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko before the Blues left on their road trip. Praise be to the Hockey Gods.
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