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Projected lineups for Blues, Stars

Sunday, 03.03.2013 / 10:28 AM

By Steve Hunt - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

DALLAS -- Here are the projected lineups for Sunday's game between the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center:


Jaden Schwartz - T.J. Oshie - David Backes

Patrik Berglund - Chris Stewart - David Perron

Vladimir Sobotka - Matt D'Agostini - Chris Porter

Scott Nichol - Ryan Reaves - Adam Cracknell

Barret Jackman - Alex Pietrangelo

Wade Redden - Kevin Shattenkirk

Kris Russell - Roman Polak

Brian Elliott

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: Ian Cole, Andrew Murray

Injured: Jamie Langenbrunner (hip), Andy McDonald (left knee), Alex Steen (upper body), Vladimir Tarasenko (concussion)

Notes: The St. Louis Blues are 6-2-1 on the road so far this season. Among their six road wins is a 4-3 victory at Dallas on Jan. 26. David Perron found the back of the Stars' net twice in that win. Sunday's game marks the start of a five-game road trip for St. Louis. In Friday's 4-2 comeback win against the Edmonton Oilers, coach Ken Hitchcock plugged rookie Jaden Schwartz into his top line alongside T.J. Oshie and David Backes and it paid dividends as Schwartz had a goal and an assist in the victory. Brian Elliott gets the nod in goal against the Stars on Sunday in what will be his first start since Feb. 11 against the Los Angeles Kings. Elliott is winless in his previous five games (0-4-1).


Loui Eriksson - Jamie Benn - Jaromir Jagr

Antoine Roussel - Derek Roy - Erik Cole

Brenden Morrow - Cody Eakin - Reilly Smith

Eric Nystrom - Vernon Fiddler - Ryan Garbutt

Brenden Dillon - Stephane Robidas

Jordie Benn - Trevor Daley

Alex Goligoski - Jamie Oleksiak

Kari Lehtonen

Richard Bachman

Scratched: None

Injured: Philip Larsen (shoulder), Aaron Rome (foot), Ray Whitney (foot)

Notes: After a disappointing 5-1 loss Thursday to the Edmonton Oilers at American Airlines Center, a setback Stars coach Glen Gulutzan called "a stinker," the Stars look to salvage the final game of a quick two-game homestand Sunday. Stars center Jamie Benn was fined $10,000 but was not suspended for a cross-check to the head of Edmonton's Ryan Jones late in Thursday's loss. Bean earned a five-minute major for that play as well as a game misconduct. Gulutzan shuffled his lines in practice Saturday, moving Loui Eriksson up from the second line and newcomer Erik Cole, acquired in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, from the third line to the second line, with captain Brenden Morrow dropping from the second to the third line.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild