BOSTON - The St. Louis Blues will be without Robert Thomas for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night (7 p.m. CT, NBCSN, KMOX 1120 AM).
Blues Head Coach Craig Berube confirmed in his morning press conference that Thomas would be out due to injury, but said it had "nothing to do with the hit" from Boston's Torey Krug in the third period of Game 1.
Robby Fabbri was skating in Thomas' spot on the third line with Pat Maroon and Tyler Bozak on Wednesday, but Berube would not say whether Fabbri would play in Game 2.
"It's a change, for sure," Berube said of being without Thomas, who has missed several morning skates throughout the postseason for maintenance reasons. "But these guys are veteran players who have been around a long time. They'll be fine, it's just going to be a different look for them."
Defenseman Vince Dunn, who has been out since Game 3 against the San Jose Sharks, will not be ready to return to the lineup tonight.
Video: Berube ahead of Game 2
Schwartz - Schenn - Tarasenko
Blais - O'Reilly - Perron
Maroon - Bozak - Fabbri *
Barbashev - Sundqvist - Steen
Edmundson - Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester - Parayko
Gunnarsson - Bortuzzo
* skated in practice but not confirmed to play