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Thomas set to return to Blues lineup

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Robert Thomas has been out of the lineup since Opening Night with an upper-body injury, but he will return Thursday when the Blues host the Vancouver Canucks at Enterprise Center (7 p.m., FSMW, 101 ESPN).

Thomas, who was limited to just two games in the Stanley Cup Final due to an injury, said this one was unrelated. It occurred Oct. 2 vs. Washington, where he got just nine minutes and 45 seconds of ice time.

"I've been itching to get back in for the last little while, so the talk (with the doctors) went really well," Thomas said. "In the end, I decided I was ready to go."

Video: Thomas discusses return to lineup

"I'm just going to bring a little bit of skill, holding onto the puck, skating through the neutral zone," he added. "I don't think we've been skating it too well through there. Just play my game, bring my competitiveness."

In his rookie season in 2018-19, Thomas recorded nine goals and 24 assists (33 points).

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