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Blues taking youthful roster to meet Blue Jackets

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - The Blues will play their sixth preseason game in eight days when the club visits the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

Training camp is entering it's final week - only three games remain before the Blues open the regular season on Oct. 4 against Pittsburgh - and Blues Head Coach Mike Yeo will put a young lineup on the ice for Tuesday's game.

For many NHL hopefuls, the game against the Blue Jackets gives them another great opportunity to show what they've got.

"I don't want them going into the game thinking that one mistake could be the difference (in making the team or not)," Yeo said. "I want them to play with confidence, go out and show us what they can do and not play with fear."

Video: Blais, Walman prepare for game in Columbus

Sam Blais, Klim Kostin, Jordan Kyrou, Robert Thomas, Tage Thompson, Vince Dunn and Jake Walman are just a few of the players getting another to show their stuff. Petteri Lindbohm is expected to make his preseason debut, and goalie Jake Allen will start and is expected to play a full 60 minutes.

Fans can follow the action live with streaming audio at stlouisblues.com, the Blues mobile app or on HD radio at Sports Radio 98.1 HD3. Live scoring and stats will also be available at stlouisblues.com and the NHL app.

Projected Lineup at Columbus

Forwards: Ivan Barbashev, Sam Blais, Dmitrij Jaskin, Klim Kostin, Jordan Kyrou, MacKenzie MacEachern, Wade Megan, Adam Musil, Magnus Paajarvi, Oskar Sundqvist, Robert Thomas, Tage Thompson, Chris Thorburn

Defense: Robert Bortuzzo, Vince Dunn, Carl Gunnarsson, Petteri Lindbohm, Jordan Schmaltz, Thomas Vannelli, Jake Walman

Goalies: Jake Allen, Jordan Binnington

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