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Blues travel to Kansas City to meet Wild

Tarasenko, Stastny, Schwartz, Pietrangelo, Parayko expected to play

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues are headed west down I-70 for a preseason matchup with the Minnesota Wild.

The game, which begins at 7 p.m. tonight, will be played at Sprint Center in Kansas City. It marks the second consecutive year the Blues have played at Sprint Center and fourth time overall. Previous matchups include the Los Angles Kings (2008), Dallas Stars (2014) and Washington Capitals (2016).

Thursday's game will mark the first meeting between the Blues and Wild since St. Louis defeated Minnesota in five games in the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Blues Head Coach Mike Yeo said Jake Allen and Carter Hutton will share the goaltending duties. Vladimir Tarasenko, Paul Stastny, Jaden Schwartz, Alex Pietrangelo and Colton Parayko are among the veteran players expected to play.

Tickets for the game are available for as low as $15 and are on sale now at SprintCenter.com, at the Price Chopper Box Office at Sprint Center or by phone at 888-929-7849.

Fans can follow the game live on Y98 FM, Y98.com or on HD radio on Sports Radio 98.1 HD3. Live audio will also be available on the NHL app by selecting the St. Louis Blues as your favorite team.

Projected Lineup vs. Wild

Forwards: Sam Blais, Kyle Brodziak, Klim Kostin, Wade Megan, Magnus Paajarvi, Brayden Schenn, Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Sobotka, Paul Stastny, Oskar Sundqvist, Vladimir Tarasenko, Tage Thompson, Chris Thorburn

Defense: Robert Bortuzzo, Vince Dunn, Joel Edmundson, Colton Parayko, Alex Pietrangelo, Nate Prosser, Jake Walman

Goalies: Jake Allen, Carter Hutton

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