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Nov 23, 2014
4:30 PM ET
Sunday, November 23, 2014
4:30 PM ET
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Blues' Bouwmeester's streak may end against Jets

Sunday, 11.23.2014 / 2:16 PM

Patrick Williams - Correspondent

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Blues' Bouwmeester's streak may end against Jets
St. Louis Blues vs. Winnipeg Jets

BLUES (13-6-1) at JETS (10-8-3)


WINNIPEG – The St. Louis Blues may have an unlikely addition to their injury list when they finish their four-game road trip against the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday that defenseman Jay Bouwmeester could miss the game with a lower-body injury that he sustained in a 3-2 road win against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. If Bouwmeester does not dress against Winnipeg, his streak of 737 consecutive games played would end. The newspaper also added that defenseman Chris Butler would replace Bouwmeester in the lineup.

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock told the Blues website on Saturday that Bouwmeester’s status would be evaluated again Sunday. Butler, who signed with the Blues this past summer, has not played this season.

St. Louis defenseman Barret Jackman will play his 744th game with the Blues and tie Brett Hull for third on the franchise’s all-time list.

Hitchcock has been alternating starts for goaltenders Jake Allen and Brian Elliott. Allen is the likely starter against Winnipeg. In his most recent start, Allen allowed four goals on 30 shots in a 4-1 loss against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday.

It is expected that the Jets will start goaltender Ondrej Pavelec. The Jets begin a three-game road trip Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

After a day off Friday, the Jets practiced Saturday as they prepare to end their three-game homestand. Jets coach Paul Maurice rested defenseman Toby Enstrom on Saturday, but Enstrom will dress Sunday.

The teams did not skate Sunday.

Here are the projected lineups:


Patrik BerglundDavid BackesT.J. Oshie

Jaden SchwartzJori LehteraVladimir Tarasenko

Alexander SteenPaul StastnyMagnus Paajarvi

Steve OttMaxim LapierreRyan Reaves

Carl GunnarssonKevin Shattenkirk

Chris ButlerAlex Pietrangelo

Barret JackmanIan Cole

Jake Allen

Brian Elliott

Scratched: Chris Porter, Joakim Lindstrom

Injured: Jay Bouwmeester (lower-body)


Andrew LaddBryan LittleBlake Wheeler

Evander KaneMathieu PerreaultDustin Byfuglien

Adam LowryMark ScheifeleMichael Frolik

Chris ThorburnJim SlaterMatt Halischuk

Toby EnstromZach Bogosian

Mark StuartJacob Trouba

Adam PardyPaul Postma

Ondrej Pavelec

Michael Hutchinson

Scratched: Grant Clitsome, TJ Galiardi, Anthony Peluso

Injured: None

Status report: Jets defenseman Grant Clitsome is expected to be a healthy scratch and miss his fourth straight game…Winnipeg left wing TJ Galiardi will be a healthy scratch for the fifth consecutive game.

Who's hot: Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko scored against Ottawa and ranks fourth in the NHL with 12 goals in 20 games. Tarasenko had 21 goals in 64 regular-season games last season…Jori Lehtera centers Tarasenko’s line and has eight assists in his past 10 games…The Jets’ recently assembled line of left wing Adam Lowry, center Mark Scheifele and right wing Michael Frolik has three goals in its past two games.

Team Stats

2014-2015 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Apr 07 '15 8:00 PM ET at Blues
Mar 19 '15 8:00 PM ET at Jets
Mar 10 '15 8:00 PM ET at Blues
Feb 26 '15 8:00 PM ET at Jets
Nov 23 '14 4:30 PM ET at Jets
V. Tarasenko20121123+161132
J. Schwartz2071320+10421
J. Lehtera1971219+131211
K. Shattenkirk2011516+81010
A. Steen204812+11313
D. Backes19549-31242
A. Pietrangelo20189-3410
P. Stastny12235-6801
P. Berglund19224-1600
M. Lapierre20134+1800
C. Gunnarsson13134+6200
B. Jackman20044+21100
J. Lindstrom17303-3420
T. Oshie13123-11110
S. Ott20033+02100
R. Reaves19202+02600
J. Bouwmeester20112+1800
D. Jaskin6101-1401
M. Paajarvi8011-1600
I. Cole20000+51900
J. Leopold7000+0200
C. Porter7000+0400
P. Lindbohm1000-1000
B. Elliott138-4-1253441.90.927
J. Allen75-2-0141792.00.922
B. Wheeler218513+03702
A. Ladd217512+11921
B. Little215611+3611
M. Frolik21459+4401
M. Scheifele21369+4812
T. Enstrom21189+01210
Z. Bogosian20088+12200
D. Byfuglien21347+04900
M. Perreault21246-41400
E. Kane13246+22100
M. Stuart21145+12000
J. Trouba21224+11000
A. Lowry21213-21101
P. Postma21123+1610
A. Pardy9022+2600
G. Clitsome13011-3400
M. Halischuk10011+1200
J. Slater21000-21000
C. Thorburn20000-41400
T. Galiardi17000-4200
A. Peluso3000-1200
O. Pavelec187-7-2384682.25.919
M. Hutchinson63-1-161161.38.948