DUCKS (10-10-4) at BLUES (17-6-1)
9 p.m. ET; FS-MW, PRIME, NHL.TV
Center Patrik Berglund will be in the St. Louis Blues' lineup for the first time this season, against the Anaheim Ducks at Scottrade Center on Wednesday.
Berglund, who was activated from injured reserve, missed the first 24 games of the season after dislocating his left elbow during offseason training in his native Sweden.
The Blues, 4-1-0 in their past five games and 11-4-0 in their past 15, have the best record in the Western Conference.
The Ducks will try to avoid what would be their season-long fifth straight defeat. Anaheim, 0-3-1 in its past four games, will be without defenseman Brandon Montour, who hyperextended his elbow in a 7-3 loss at the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.
Players to watch
Ducks goaltender John Gibson will start; he was pulled after allowing four goals on 22 shots against the Blackhawks and has lost three consecutive starts.
Blues center Paul Stastny has eight points (two goals, six assists) in his past six games.
They said it
"Lots of confidence. They've got three lines that are really cooking for them. They're getting contributions from different people and they've got a big, mobile defense. They're a hard team to play against. Their tenacity is demonstrated, their eagerness on the puck, that's what I see." -- Ducks coach Randy Carlyle on the Blues
"I'm going to play. I'm very excited. I've been feeling good for a while now. We decided that today would be the first game and I think two good practices Monday and Tuesday, and here we are now. It feels as good as it can be right now." -- Blues center Patrik Berglund
Ducks projected lineup
Nick Ritchie -- Derek Grant -- Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano -- Chris Wagner -- Jakob Silfverberg
Logan Shaw -- Antoine Vermette -- Kevin Roy
Mike Liambas -- Kalle Kossila -- Dennis Rasmussen
Cam Fowler -- Kevin Bieksa
Francois Beauchemin -- Sami Vatanen
Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson
Scratched: Korbinian Holzer
Injured: Jared Boll (lower body), Patrick Eaves (illness), Ryan Getzlaf (face), Ondrej Kase (upper body), Ryan Kesler (hip surgery), Rickard Rakell (upper body), Brandon Montour (elbow)
Blues projected lineup
Vladimir Sobotka -- Paul Stastny -- Alexander Steen
Jaden Schwartz -- Brayden Schenn -- Vladimir Tarasenko
Dmitrij Jaskin -- Patrik Berglund -- Sammy Blais
Scottie Upshall -- Kyle Brodziak -- Chris Thorburn
Jay Bouwmeester -- Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson -- Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn -- Robert Bortuzzo
Scratched: Carl Gunnarsson, Magnus Paajarvi, Oskar Sundqvist
Injured: Zach Sanford (shoulder)
Beauchemin will replace Montour after being a healthy scratch four of the past five games. Carlyle said he's hopeful Montour's absence will be short.
The Ducks have been outscored 17-7 during their losing streak. ... Perry has seven points (one goal, six assists) in his past seven games. ... The line of Schenn, Schwartz and Tarasenko has combined for 48 points (18 goals, 30 assists) in the past 10 games.