ST. LOUIS - Craig Berube isn't planning on making any changes to his forward lines or defense pairs for Monday's game against the Anaheim Ducks (7 p.m., FSMW, 101 ESPN) even though defenseman Carl Gunnarsson (upper-body injury) is now healthy and available to return to the lineup.
"I know I've switched a forward here and there, but the defense corps is good right now, looks strong. I'm going to keep that the same," Berube said after Monday's practice. "And I thought up front, all four lines contributed in [Saturday's 5-2 win against the New York Rangers] and did a good job, so I'm going with the same lineup tonight."
"(Gunnarsson) has got to be patient right now," Berube added. "It's hard for him, he's a veteran guy that's played real good hockey for us and has played in the League a long time. It was unfortunate, his injury and things like that, but it's going pretty good right now back there, so we're just going to leave it the same right now."
The only possible lineup change for tonight seems to be in goal, where Jake Allen could start. Allen was the first goalie to leave the ice after Monday's practice, which is a good indicator he will start against the Ducks, although Berube did not confirm that decision to the media.
Schwartz - Schenn - Sundqvist
Sanford - O'Reilly - Perron
Steen - Thomas - Bozak
MacEachern - de la Rose - Barbashev
Dunn - Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester - Faulk
Mikkola - Bortuzzo
Allen / Binnington