BOSTON - Robert Bortuzzo looks to be back in the lineup for Game 5 on Thursday night (7 p.m., NBC, KMOX) as the St. Louis Blues try to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series against the Boston Bruins.
Bortuzzo, who sat out Game 4 to make room for Vince Dunn's return from injury, is expected to take Joel Edmundson's spot in the lineup.
"We've used everybody and that's what you need to do in the Playoffs," Blues Head Coach Craig Berube said Wednesday about the change on defense. "It's good competition (among the defensemen). I think all the guys realize it. They care about each other and if somebody goes in and somebody comes out, they're on the same page and they're good about it. That's important. You don't have to be happy about (coming out of the lineup) but you still have to be a good teammate, and they've been very good that way. It's good to have the depth."
Video: Robert Bortuzzo returns for Game 5
The rest of the lineup, based on Wednesday's team practice at TD Garden, is expected to remain the same.
Schwartz - Schenn - Tarasenko
Sanford - O'Reilly - Perron
Maroon - Bozak - Blais
Barbashev - Sundqvist - Steen
Gunnarsson - Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester - Parayko
Dunn - Bortuzzo