ANAHEIM - Blues Head Coach Mike Yeo said Dmitrij Jaskin would likely be out "at least a week" with an upper-body injury, which rules him out of the lineup for tonight's 9 p.m. CT game against the Anaheim Ducks (FSMW, KMOX).
The timing is unfortunate - Jaskin was playing well and the Blues could have certainly used a big, heavy player against a team like the Ducks. Instead, the Blues will counter with speed as Nail Yakpuov takes Jaskin's place in the lineup.
"Last game (he played), I thought he played very well," Blues Head Coach Mike Yeo said of Yakupov. "He was forced into the lineup and he stepped in and did a real solid job in that game. I told him to be ready, that we'd be looking to get him back in."
The Blues will be looking to match a season-long streak with their sixth straight win tonight. Here is the projected lineup for Wednesday's game:
Jaden Schwartz - Paul Stastny - Vladimir Tarasenko
Alexander Steen - Patrik Berglund - David Perron
Magnus Paajarvi - Ivan Barbashev - Nail Yakupov
Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko
Carl Gunnarsson - Robert Bortuzzo