ST. LOUIS - The Blues host the Arizona Coyotes tonight for the first game of a home-and-home series. After tonight, the Blues will travel to Arizona for the second game on Wednesday night at Gila River Arena.
St. Louis trails Nashville by one point in the race for third place in the Central Division. With a win tonight, the Blues could leap the Predators pending the results of their game against the New York Islanders.
The Blues will be seeking their 10th straight victory against Arizona.
As far as injuries go, Blues Head Coach Mike Yeo said there was no update on the status of Paul Stastny (lower-body) or Jori Lehtera (undisclosed), but that Dmitrij Jaskin (upper-body) was getting "close" to being able to return.
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Here is the projected lineup for the Blues' matchup against the Coyotes:
Jaden Schwartz - Alexander Steen - Vladimir Tarasenko
Magnus Paajarvi - Patrik Berglund - David Perron
Zach Sanford - Ivan Barbashev - Nail Yakupov
Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko
Carl Gunnarsson - Robert Bortuzzo