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Lineups for Blues, Canucks

Thursday, 01.12.2012 / 2:42 PM

By Louie Korac - NHL.com Correspondent / At the Rink blog

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Lineups for Blues, Canucks
ST. LOUIS -- Here are the probable lineups for tonight's Western Conference clash between the St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks:

BLUES
David Perron - David Backes - Chris Stewart
Matt D'Agostini - Patrik Berglund - T.J. Oshie
Vladimir Sobotka - Jason Arnott - Jamie Langenbrunner
Ryan Reaves - Scott Nichol - B.J. Crombeen

Carlo Colaiacovo - Alex Pietrangelo
Ian Cole - Kevin Shattenkirk
Cade Fairchild - Roman Polak
Brian Elliott will start in goal, with Jaroslav Halak backing him up.

Defenseman Barret Jackman (hip) and left wing Alex Steen (concussion symptoms) are day to day. Left wing Andy McDonald (concussion), defenseman Kris Russell (groin), defenseman Kent Huskins (ankle) are on injured reserve. Forward Chris Porter is a healthy scratch.

CANUCKS
Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Alexandre Burrows
Mason Raymond - Ryan Kesler - Cody Hodgson
Chris Higgins - Maxim Lapierre - Jannik Hansen
Mike Duco - Manny Malhotra - Dale Weise

Dan Hamhuis - Kevin Bieksa
Alexander Sulzer - Alexander Edler
Andrew Alberts - Aaron Rome
Roberto Luongo will start in goal, with Cory Schneider serving as the backup.

The Canucks will be without forward David Booth (knee), who is close to returning to the lineup. Defenseman Sami Salo (concussion) is out indefinitely, as is left wing Aaron Volpatti (shoulder). Center Andrew Ebbett (shoulder) is out for the rest of the regular season. Defenseman Keith Ballard is a healthy scratch.

For more on tonight's game, check out the preview here.
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