SAN JOSE - The Blues will make just two lineup changes for Thursday's 9:30 p.m. game in San Jose (FSMW, KMOX).
Carter Hutton will start in goal, while Zach Sanford will play in his second game as Blue as he replaces Nail Yakupov on the third line.
"We're still trying to get to know Zach," Blues Head Coach Mike Yeo said. "When he came in right after the trade deadline, we were in the middle of a five-game losing streak coming out of the break. It was a tough circumstance for a young kid… things have settled a little bit so we're anxious to see what he can do."
Sanford played 13 minutes and 20 seconds in his Blues debut on March 3, shortly after being traded to St. Louis in the deal that sent defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to the Capitals.
Here is the rest of the projected lineup for Thursday's game vs. San Jose:
Jaden Schwartz - Paul Stastny - Vladimir Tarasenko
Alexander Steen - Patrik Berglund - David Perron
Zach Sanford - Ivan Barbashev - Magnus Paajarvi
Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko
Carl Gunnarsson - Robert Bortuzzo