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Blues' Oshie back in lineup for Game 2

by Dan Rosen

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie is back in the lineup for Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round series Saturday at Scottrade Center.

The Blues lead 1-0 in the best-of-7 series against the Chicago Blackhawks,

Oshie missed Game 1 on Thursday and the last two games of the regular season after getting hit in the head by Minnesota Wild forward Mike Rupp on April 10. Rupp was suspended four games for an illegal check to the head.

Oshie started the game on the Blues first line with David Backes and Alexander Steen. Steve Ott played in that spot in Game 1 and assisted on Steen's triple-overtime winning goal, but he was moved to the third line with Derek Roy and Ryan Reaves.

Oshie's return also pushed Brenden Morrow out of the lineup, but it's not clear if Morrow is a healthy scratch or if it is because of an injury. He did not play the last three games of the regular season because of an injury.

Blues forward Patrik Berglund is missing his third straight game with an upper-body injury.

The Blackhawks are using the same lineup for Game 2 as they used in Game 1.

Here are the lineups based on pregame warm-ups:


Alexander Steen - David Backes - T.J. Oshie

Jaden Schwartz - Vladimir Sobotka - Vladimir Tarasenko

Steve Ott - Derek Roy - Ryan Reaves

Chris Porter - Maxim Lapierre - Adam Cracknell

Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo

Barret Jackman - Kevin Shattenkirk

Jordan Leopold - Roman Polak

Ryan Miller

Brian Elliott

Scratched: Carlo Colaiacovo, Dmitrij Jaskin, Ian Cole, Magnus Paajarvi, Brenden Morrow

Injured: Patrik Berglund (upper body)


Kris Versteeg - Jonathan Toews - Brandon Saad

Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Marian Hossa

Bryan Bickell - Andrew Shaw - Patrick Kane

Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook

Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson

Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival

Corey Crawford

Antti Raanta

Scratched: Joakim Nordstrom, Jeremy Morin, Sheldon Brookbank, David Rundblad, Mac Carruth, Peter Regin

Injured: none


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