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Preview: Blues at Flames

by Chris Pinkert / Notes by Brett Barczewski

BLUES VS. FLAMES

When: Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.
Watch: FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports GO
Listen: 101 ESPN, NHL App
Tickets: Enterprise Center Box Office or online at ticketmaster.com

 

THE MATCHUP

The St. Louis Blues (13-4-5) got another round of bad news on the injury front Wednesday when they learned Sammy Blais willrequire surgery on his right wrist. Blais was injured in Tuesday's 3-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning and will be re-evaluated in 10 weeks.

The Blues, who are already without Vladimir Tarasenko (shoulder) and Alexander Steen (ankle) due to injury, signed Troy Brouwer to a one-year, two-way contract Wednesday worth $750,000.

Thursday's matchup will see the Calgary Flames (10-11-3) come to St. Louis for the first time this season. The Blues beat the Flames 3-2 on Nov. 9 at Scotiabank Saddledome when David Perron scored his third overtime game-winner in seven games.

Calgary is mired in five game winless streak (0-4-1) and is beginning a four-game road trip Thursday in St. Louis.

"There is adversity for sure," Calgary Flames Head Coach Bill Peters said. "There is adversity in the fact that we haven't won recently, adversity in the fact we've got some guys (injured), but that's everybody in the League. … Across the League, you're going to hit it at some point where you're banged up, lots of injuries, [and] nobody feels sorry for you when it happens."

The Flames played their last game Tuesday without forwards Sam Bennett (upper body) and Austin Czarnik (lower body), and defensemen Travis Hamonic (lower body) and TJ Brodie (medical episode).

Video: Blues, Flames go head-to-head on Vintage Night

 

HOT VS. CALGARY

David Perron has 11 points in his last seven games (six goals, five assists)

Ryan O'Reilly has 11 points in his last 11 games (three goals, eight assists)

Brayden Schenn has eight points in his last seven games (one goal, seven assists)

Jaden Schwartz has five points in his last seven games (three goals, two assists)

 

BLUE NOTES

The Blues will be wearing throwback 90's jerseys for Thursday's game against the Flames. The jerseys will be worn in three games this season and were last worn in the late 90's by names such as Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Brendan Shanahan, Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger and Curtis Joseph. Other 90's jersey nights are Feb. 27 vs. the New York Islanders and March 31 vs. Detroit.

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