With training camp now complete, the St. Louis Blues have determined their roster for the start of the 2021-22 season.
The Blues roster will feature 24 players (15 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders), with Oskar Sundqvist starting the season on injured reserve.
New additions to the team include Brandon Saad, Pavel Buchnevich, James Neal and 2020 first-round pick Jake Neighbours, who can play nine games before a decision needs to be made on whether he will remain with the Blues or return to juniors.
Opening Night is Saturday, Oct. 16 against the Colorado Avalanche (8 p.m. CT, BSMW, 101 ESPN) at Ball Arena.
OPENING NIGHT ROSTER
Forwards (14): Ivan Barbashev, Tyler Bozak, Pavel Buchnevich, Kyle Clifford, Klim Kostin, Jordan Kyrou, James Neal, Jake Neighbours, Ryan O'Reilly, David Perron, Brandon Saad, Brayden Schenn, Oskar Sundqvist*, Vladimir Tarasenko, Robert Thomas
Defense (7): Robert Bortuzzo, Justin Faulk, Torey Krug, Niko Mikkola, Colton Parayko, Marco Scandella, Jake Walman
Goalies (2): Jordan Binnington, Ville Husso
* injured reserve