ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues center Jori Lehtera was scratched for Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round against the Minnesota Wild on Friday.
Lehtera did not participate in the morning skate because of a lower-body injury that he sustained midway through the third period of Game 4 on Wednesday. He was hit on the right leg with a power-play shot by teammate Jay Bouwmeester and didn't return.
Marcel Goc took Lehtera's spot in the lineup after being a healthy scratch Wednesday. Paul Stastny moved up and centered a line with Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko, and Goc played between Dmitrij Jaskin and Patrik Berglund.
Coach Ken Hitchcock called Lehtera 50-50 following the morning skate and said the Blues were leaning toward him playing at the time.