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Projected Lineup: Dec. 31 vs. Rangers

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Robby Fabbri was activated from injured reserve on Friday and will make his return to the lineup on Monday night when the Blues host the New York Rangers at Enterprise Center (6 p.m., FSMW, KMOX).

Fabbri, who missed 11 games dealing with a shoulder injury, will play alongside Ivan Barbashev and Oskar Sundqvist on the fourth line. He will replace Jordan Nolan in the lineup.

"That line has been real good, but you have to make decisions and we want to get guys in," Blues Head Coach Craig Berube said after Monday's practice. "We don't want them sitting out too long when they're ready to go. We want to get him in and get him playing. That line will still be effective. The way Barbashev and Sundqvist have been forechecking and playing in the offense zone, Robby is going to be effective there with those guys is how I see it."

Video: Fabbri, O'Reilly and Berube before facing Rangers

"Those are two guys that you know what you're going to get from them every night," Fabbri said of Barbashev and Sundqvist. "They feed off each other so well, and they create so much in the offensive zone and in the D-zone, they're solid. I'm just trying to add some energy and just try to fit in with them and not try to disrupt that too much."

With the exception of Fabbri replacing Nolan, no other lineup changes are expected for Monday's game.

PROJECTED LINEUP

Forwards

Schwartz - Schenn - Tarasenko
Steen - O'Reilly - Perron
Maroon - Bozak - Thomas
Fabbri - Barbashev - Sundqvist

Defense

Bouwmeester - Pietrangelo
Edmundson - Parayko
Dunn - Bortuzzo

Goalie

Allen

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