COLUMBUS - If today's morning skate is any indication (and it usually is a good one), the Blues will have a different look to their forward lines for tonight's 6 p.m. CT game in Columbus.
Robby Fabbri is back in the lineup after being held out of Thursday's game in Nashville and will be joining Jori Lehtera and Vladimir Tarasenko. That means Jaden Schwartz moves to a line with Patrik Berglund and Alexander Steen.
"The chemistry we've got in some twosomes is good," Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock said after practice. "We're always moving around the third guy, most coaches do. It's the nature of the business. We know some two-man chemistry and I think we're looking right now for more depth and more participants in the game."
Here is tonight's projected lineup based on the morning skate:
Jaden Schwartz - Patrik Berglund - Alexander Steen
Robby Fabbri - Jori Lehtera - Vladimir Tarasenko
David Perron - Paul Stastny - Nail Yakupov
Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Dmitrij Jaskin
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Carl Gunnarsson - Kevin Shattenkirk
Petteri Lindbohm - Colton Parayko