ST. LOUIS - Paul Stastny skated in four consecutive days since suffering a lower-body injury in Toronto, and he feels like he's ready to return to the lineup tonight when the Blues host the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m. (FSMW, KMOX).
Stastny was hurt early in the second period on Feb. 9 after a collision with Maple Leafs forward Nazim Kadri. Blues Head Coach Mike Yeo said the injury wasn't serious, but the Blues placed Stastny on injured reserve to make room to recall Wade Megan from the Chicago Wolves.
Megan, along with Kenny Agostino, have since been re-assiged to the Wolves.
Stastny will be re-united with linemates Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko tonight, which was an easy decision according to Yeo.
"We're looking to see if they can pick up where they left off," Yeo said.
Video: Stastny on returning tonight vs. Florida
Here is the projected lineup for tonight's game:
Alexander Steen - Paul Stastny - Vladimir Tarasenko
Jaden Schwartz - Patrik Berglund - Magnus Paajarvi
Ivan Barbashev - Jori Lehtera - David Perron
Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko
Robert Bortuzzo - Kevin Shattenkirk