ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues got some good news on the injury front.
Left wing Jaden Schwartz, who missed the previous two games with an upper-body injury, will return to the lineup when the Blues (22-7-4) host the Montreal Canadiens (21-12-3) on Thursday night at Scottrade Center.
Schwartz, who is fifth on the team with 22 points, including 12 points in his previous 12 games, skated for the first time Wednesday and deemed himself ready to return after the Blues went 0-1-1 with him out of the lineup.
"Yeah, I feel better so I'm going to go [Thursday]," Schwartz said. "No excuses now. I've just got to go play like I would any other night.
"I just tweaked something a little bit ago and it just got worse. I needed to rest it. It's a long year so I didn't want to keep making it worse. A few days of rest has definitely helped. I got a lot of work on it. I definitely feel better for tonight."