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Projected Lineup: Jan. 23 vs. Los Angeles

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues will have their defensive pairs in tact on Saturday when they meet the Los Angeles Kings for a back-to-back weekend set (7 p.m., FSMW, 101 ESPN).

Marco Scandella missed Wednesday's game with an upper-body injury but was back at practice Friday and is good to go tonight.

Blues Head Coach Craig Berube will make one change to the forward lines: Kyle Clifford is expected to return to the fourth line in place of Sammy Blais. Clifford played 10 years and 660 NHL games with the Kings from 2010-2020 and will be facing his former team for only the second time in his career.

"There's been quite a turnover the last two years, but there's still some guys I played 10 years with," Clifford said. "I'm just looking forward to getting out there, having some battles with them. They're a good hockey team, it looks like they've got an extra step to their game. Our job is to be prepared, be ready to compete and battle for two points tonight."

PROJECTED LINEUP

Forwards

Sanford - O'Reilly - Perron
Schwartz - Schenn - Kyrou
Hoffman - Thomas - Bozak
Clifford - Barbashev - Sundqvist

Defense

Krug - Parayko
Scandella - Faulk
Dunn - Gunnarsson

Goalie

Binnington

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