BLUES (30-17-9) at PANTHERS (32-16-6)
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET; FS-MW, FS-F, NHL.TV
SUNRISE, Fla. -- With his father in the stands as part of the St. Louis Blues' fathers' trip, forward Jaden Schwartz will make his long-awaited return to the lineup Friday against the Florida Panthers.
"I knew the timeframe was going to be around this time, so I kind of had this area circled on my calendar and just tried doing everything I could to put myself in a good situation to make sure I'm ready," Schwartz said after the Blues' optional morning skate. "I'm not sure what to expect. I'll probably just try to keep my feet moving early, try to touch the puck a little bit, make some plays."