VANCOUVER - Blues Head Coach Craig Berube swapped Robert Thomas and Sammy Blais in Saturday's 4-3 win against Minnesota and it looks like he might stick with that change to begin Tuesday's game against the Vancouver Canucks (9 p.m. CT, FSMW, 101 ESPN).
Thomas moved up to the top line Saturday with Jaden Schwartz and Brayden Schenn, while Blais moved to the left side with Tyler Bozak and Alexander Steen.
"I thought (Thomas) added a little bit of juice to that line," Berube said after Monday's practice at Rogers Arena. "He was on top of the puck and skating. Bozak with Blaiser and Steener, they got a goal, a big goal for us there. We'll see how it goes."
Berube said he wasn't sold on the change quite yet, but wanted another look. He also said he might continue to shift players around during the game like he did Saturday.
"I don't see why 17-10-18 can't be a good line," he said. "Robby Thomas can distribute the puck and make plays, and those guys can hopefully get some goals."
The Blues held an optional skate Tuesday, but here is a projected lineup based on Monday's practice at Rogers Arena.
Schwartz - Schenn - Thomas
Sanford - O'Reilly - Perron
Steen - Bozak - Blais
MacEachern - Barbashev - Sundqvist
Gunnarsson - Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester - Parayko
Dunn - Faulk