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Projected Lineup: April 17 at Arizona

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

UPDATE 4:50 PM CT: Nathan Walker is taking Jordan Kyrou's spot in the lineup after pregame warm-ups.

In practice on Friday at Centene Community Ice Center, Blues Head Coach Craig Berube made one tweak to his forward lines, swapping Jordan Kyrou and Zach Sanford.

Kyrou was moved up to a line with Mike Hoffman and Tyler Bozak, while Sanford shifted to Ivan Barbashev and Kyle Clifford's line.

"(Just looking for) a little more offense, just a heavier line down there with Barbashev and Clifford," Berube told reporters of Sanford playing on the fourth line, where he took shifts in Wednesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche. "They did a good job in the third period (Wednesday) and had some good physical shifts, some heavy forecheck shifts."

It's not known for certain whether that lineup change will make it into Saturday's divisional matchup with the Coyotes (5 p.m. CT, BSMW+, 101 ESPN), but there's a good chance it could. Because of the early start time, the Blues did not hold a morning skate Saturday, so any further lineup changes won't be known until after Berube speaks with the media before the game.

For now, here's a projected lineup we'd expect for Saturday's matchup.

PROJECTED LINEUP

Forwards

Blais - O'Reilly - Perron
Schwartz - Schenn - Tarasenko
Hoffman - Bozak - Walker
Clifford - Barbashev - Sanford

Defense

Krug - Faulk
Scandella - Dunn
Walman - Parayko

Goalie

Binnington

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