ST. LOUIS - Craig Berube is expected to make two lineup changes Saturday when the St. Louis Blues host the Dallas Stars on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Enterprise Center (FSMW, 101 ESPN).
Berube told reporters Saturday that Zach Sanford will enter the lineup in place of Robert Thomas, who suffered an injury in Game 1 and is considered day-to-day.
"Zach didn't have the camp that he wanted, and for us, too, we wanted him to be better than he was," Berube said during his pregame press conference. "But in saying that, he's ready to go and I think it's a good opportunity for him tonight to show us the old Zach Sanford that we saw last year in the playoffs."
Sanford is expected to play on a line with Robby Fabbri and Tyler Bozak.
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In addition, Carl Gunnarsson is expected to be in the lineup Saturday after sitting out Opening Night against the Washington Capitals.
"You can always look at (our depth) two ways," Gunnarsson said. "Just try to see it the way you're going to need all seven guys going through the whole season, and if you play well, you're going to be in. That's the competition of our group, and at the end of the day, I think that makes us better. As much as it (stinks) being on the outside, you just have to be ready for your chance."
Gunnarsson said he would join Pietrangelo on the top defense pair. As a result, Justin Faulk is expected to play with Vince Dunn.
Below is a projected lineup for Saturday:
Schwartz - Schenn - Tarasenko
Blais - O'Reilly - Perron
Fabbri - Bozak - Sanford
Barbashev - Sundqvist - Steen
Gunnarsson - Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester - Parayko
Dunn - Faulk