DALLAS - Brayden Schenn will not be in the lineup Thursday when the Blues meet the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center (7:30 p.m., FSMW, KMOX).
Blues Head Coach Craig Berube said Schenn sustained an upper-body injury in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win against the Toronto Maple Leafs, and that he wasn't sure how long he would be out.
Schenn's absence means Berube will have to change up the team's top line of Schenn, Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko, which has produced 45 points (17 goals, 28 assists) over their last 11 games.
During Thursday's morning skate, Jaden Schwartz was skating on the top line. Robert Thomas will slide up to take Schwartz's spot with Tyler Bozak and Alexander Steen, and Robby Fabbri is expected to play with Mackenzie MacEachern and Ivan Barbashev.
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Below is the projected lineup based on Thursday's morning skate:
Schwartz - O'Reilly - Tarasenko
Thomas - Bozak - Steen
Sanford - Sundqvist - Maroon
MacEachern - Barbashev - Fabbri
Edmundson - Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester - Parayko
Dunn - Bortuzzo