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BREAKING: Not The Blues - Team Holds A 100% Healthy Practice

The Blues actually had a full squad on the ice Tuesday morning for drills.

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

David Backes? Check.

Troy Brouwer? Check.

Jake Allen? Check.

Steve Ott? Check.

The Blues haven't operated at full strength this season, missing at least one key player from game one. Finally, in time for game one of the Stanley Cup playoffs tomorrow night, the Blues will have the full team at the ready. Perfect timing, too, since the Blackhawks have reinforcements on the way for the playoffs as well. According to Jeremy Rutherford, here are the lines from today's practice:


Jaden Schwartz-Jori Lehtera-Vladimir Tarasenko

Robby Fabbri-Paul Stastny-Troy Brouwer

Patrik Berglund-Alexander Steen-David Backes

Scottie Upshall-Kyle Brodziak-Ryan Reaves

Extras: Dmitrij Jaskin, Magnus Paajarvi, Steve Ott


Jay Bouwmeester-Alex Pietrangelo

Joel Edmundson-Kevin Shattenkirk

Carl Gunnarsson-Colton Parayko

Extras: Robert Bortuzzo, Petteri Lindbohm


Brian Elliott

Jake Allen

Extra: Anders Nilsson

That, folks, is what a full roster looks like. Savor it, because since it's the playoffs, anything can happen. This will be only the seventh time all year that the Blues have their full top-nine together on the ice; they've won the previous six games. Ken Hitchcock had this to say about having a full line-up at his disposal:

"It’s nice to see," Hitchcock said. "I’ve got some choices now. We’ll see how it goes tomorrow."

Uh oh.