GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes finally get to face another opponent after a unique three-game series with the Anaheim Ducks. After falling 2-0 Wednesday in Anaheim but getting four out of six points in the three games, the Coyotes face the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.
Goalie Mike Smith, who sat out for the first time in 16 games Wednesday in favor of Jason LaBarbera, will be back in goal. The Coyotes are hoping to have Radim Vrbata (lower body) back in the lineup either against St. Louis or Saturday against the Dallas Stars, and sent Chris Brown back to the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.
The Blues will start Jake Allen in net coming off Tuesday's 6-4 loss at the Los Angeles Kings.
Kyle Chipchura -- Matthew Lombardi -- Shane Doan
Mikkel Boedker -- Martin Hanzal -- Steve Sullivan
Lauri Korpikoski -- Antoine Vermette -- David Moss
Raffi Torres -- Boyd Gordon -- Nick Johnson
Keith Yandle – Derek Morris
Zbynek Michalek – Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Michael Stone –Rostislav Klesla
Scratches: David Rundblad, Chris Summers
Injured: David Schlemko (shoulder), Radim Vrbata (lower body)
Jaden Schwartz -- David Backes -- T.J. Oshie
David Perron -- Patrik Berglund -- Chris Stewart
Chris Porter -- Vladimir Sobotka -- Matt D'Agostini
Adam Cracknell -- Scott Nichol -- Ryan Reaves
Barret Jackman – Alex Pietrangelo
Kris Russell – Roman Polak
Ian Cole – Kevin Shattenkirk
Scratches: Andrew Murray, Wade Redden
Injured: Andy McDonald, Jason Arnott, Alex Steen, Jamie Langenbrunner