Lauridsen, a 2009 seventh-round pick (No. 196) made his NHL debut last season, totaling two goals and an assist in 15 games. He was a minus-1 with 14 penalty minutes in three preseason games.
Raffl, a 24-year-old free agent signed by the Flyers in May, was a minus-1 with four shots on goal in four preseason games. He had 24 goals and 46 points in 49 games with Leksand in Sweden's second division last season.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie