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Projected lineups for Blues, Wild

Thursday, 04.11.2013 / 12:27 PM

By Dan Myers - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Here is how the lines for the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild could look when the teams face off Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center:

BLUES

David Perron - David Backes - Alexander Steen

Jaden Schwartz - Patrik Berglund - Chris Stewart

Andy McDonald - Vladimir Sobotka - Vladimir Tarasenko

Adam Cracknell - Chris Porter - Ryan Reaves

Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo

Jordan Leopold - Kevin Shattenkirk

Barret Jackman - Roman Polak

Brian Elliott

Jake Allen

Scratched: Kris Russell, Dmitrij Jaskin, Ian Cole

Injured: T.J. Oshie (foot), Jaroslav Halak (groin), Scott Nichols (soreness), Jamie Langenbrunner (hip)

WILD

Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Jason Pominville

Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Mikael Granlund - Devin Setoguchi

Cal Clutterbuck - Kyle Brodziak - Charlie Coyle

Mike Rupp - Zenon Konopka - Torrey Mitchell

Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin

Clayton Stoner - Jared Spurgeon

Justin Falk - Tom Gilbert

Niklas Backstrom

Darcy Kuemper

Scratched: Nate Prosser, Brett Clark

Injured: Josh Harding (illness), Matt Cullen (lower-body), Dany Heatley (shoulder)

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round