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Projected Lineup: March 18 at Chicago

Blues will face Blackhawks without Tarasenko (upper-body injury)

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

CHICAGO - The Blues will battle the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday evening (6:30 p.m., NBCSN, NBC Sports App, KMOX) and they'll do it without Vladimir Tarasenko.

The Blues forward left Saturday's game against the New York Rangers after one period with an upper-body injury.

Yeo said Tarasenko is considered day-to-day.

Yeo would not reveal who would take Tarasenko's spot on the top line, but on Saturday, he gave Ivan Barbashev and Dmitrij Jaskin shifts there so it's reasonable to expect some rotation in that spot.

"It's not easy to lose a guy like that," Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo of losing Tarasenko after Saturday's win. "We all know the impact he has, but again, it's an opportunity for guys to step up. I thought (Ivan Barbashev) did a good job and (Dmitrij Jaskin) there in the third stepping it up. Overall, all four lines played well (Saturday)."

Yeo said Oskar Sundqvist would return to the lineup tonight and Jake Allen will start in goal.

Here is a guess at the projected lineup for Saturday's game against the Blackhawks based on Sunday's warm-ups:

Forwards

Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Ivan Barbashev
Patrik Berglund - Kyle Brodziak - Alexander Steen
Dmitrij Jaskin - Vladimir Sobotka - Tage Thompson
Nikita Soshnikov - Oskar Sundqvist - Chris Thorburn

Defense

Carl Gunnarsson - Alex Pietrangelo
Vince Dunn - Colton Parayko
Joel Edmundson - Robert Bortuzzo

Goalie

Jake Allen

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