DENVER - Blues Head Coach Craig Berube is expected to make a few lineup changes for Friday's matchup against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center (8 p.m., FSMW, KMOX).
It appears that Alexander Steen will join the top line with Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko, while David Perron is expected to move into Robert Thomas' spot on the second line alongside Brayden Schenn and Robby Fabbri.
Sammy Blais, who sat out Wednesday's game in Detroit, will join Pat Maroon and Tyler Bozak.
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In addition, Robert Bortuzzo, who hasn't played since Oct. 20 while dealing with a lower-body injury, will return and take Jordan Schmaltz's spot in the lineup.
Here is the rest of the projected lineup for Friday's game:
Steen - O'Reilly - Tarasenko
Fabbri - Schenn - Perron
Maroon - Bozak - Blais
Sanford - Barbashev - Sundqvist
Edmundson - Pietrangelo
Dunn - Parayko
Bouwmeester - Bortuzzo