SAN JOSE - Because of a late afternoon start time in San Jose, the St. Louis Blues did not hold a morning skate before Game 1 of the Western Conference Final (7 p.m. CT, NBC, NBC Sports App, KMOX 1120 AM).
As a result, we can't be completely certain there won't be lineup changes for Saturday's game.
Blues Head Coach Craig Berube did say that defenseman Carl Gunnarsson suffered a lower-body injury in Game 7 vs. Dallas and is day-to-day. Berube confirmed that Gunnarsson won't play during his pregame press conference. Robert Bortuzzo will return to the lineup in his place.
Here is a projected lineup for Game 1 based on the practice lines Berube used on Friday at SAP Center, but it is subject to change after warm-ups.
Schwartz - Schenn - Tarasenko
Blais - O'Reilly - Perron
Maroon - Bozak - Thomas
Barbashev - Sundqvist - Steen
Edmundson - Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester - Parayko
Dunn - Bortuzzo