CALGARY - Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson is expected to return to the lineup tonight in Calgary after missing two games with an upper-body injury.
"This allows us a little bit better continutiy as far as transition goes," Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock said of getting Gunnarsson back. "Gunny is a good player, a Top 4 or 5 defenseman in the National Hockey League, so if he's healthy, he's got to be a guy we consider playing every night. He had a good start to the year but then got hurt, but the two games he played, he played very well."
Gunnarsson will play alongside Kevin Shattenkirk tonight. Here is the rest of tonight's projected lineup based on today's morning skate.
Alexander Steen - Paul Stastny - Robby Fabbri
David Perron - Jaden Schwartz - Vladimir Tarasenko
Dmitrij Jaskin - Patrik Berglund - Nail Yakupov
Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Carl Gunnarsson - Kevin Shattenkirk
Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko