PITTSBURGH - The line of Jaden Schwartz, Paul Stastny and Alexander Steen has been red-hot, but the Blues will have to separate them to help find more consistency from the other lines as they face the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at 6 p.m. at PPG Paints Arena (NBCSN, KMOX).
In the last two games, the line has combined for 12 points and a plus-10 rating. They have also scored four of the Blues' six goals in those games.
"We need help in other areas," Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock said. "We'll have Stastny and Steener play together but we need to get some help on some other lines. They've been terrific, but we'll use Schwartzy on another line to help us."
Schwartz, who didn't practice Monday after blocking a shot in Saturday's game, will play tonight. Jay Bouwmeester, who missed Saturday's game with an undisclosed injury, will also return.
Carter Hutton will start in goal.
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Here is the projected lineup for tonight:
Robby Fabbri - Paul Stastny - Alexander Steen
Jaden Schwartz - Patrik Berglund - Vladimir Tarasenko
Nail Yakupov - Jori Lehtera - David Perron
Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson - Kevin Shattenkirk
Robert Bortuzzo - Colton Parayko