ST. LOUIS -- There will be 20 No. 6 jerseys on the Scottrade Center ice Sunday night when the St. Louis Blues head out for pre-game warmups prior to facing the Minnesota Wild.
No, Wade Redden was not cloned. The Blues will honor the memory of Stan "The Man" Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals legend who passed away at the age of 92 last week.
Each player will wear the No. 6 and Musial on the back, with their regular jersey numbers on the right crest. The Blues will auction off the jerseys to benefit raise money for the Blues 14 Fund and Cardinals Care.
"I only watched him play baseball, but I know what Tony La Russa said," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said of Musial. "One of the reasons the Cardinals have such a strong following here is because guys like [Musial] led the charge and stayed in the city connecting with the fans, making sure that the fans were taken care of. I think the healthy respect that the Cardinals have is a lot because of him and a lot of other players. I think a lot of people followed his lead and I think the current players understand commitment to the community because of stuff Stan did. Tony felt very strongly about that, that that's the reason that the players make a connection to the community led by a guy like him."
Here are the probable lineups for the contest:
Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Dany Heatley
Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Mikael Granlund - Devin Setoguchi
Matt Cullen - Kyle Brodziak - Cal Clutterbuck
Darroll Powe/Matt Kassian - Zenon Konopka - Torrey Mitchell
Ryan Suter - Tom Gilbert
Clayton Stoner - Justin Falk
Jonas Brodin - Marco Scandella
Scratches: Nate Prosser and either Kassian or Powe.
Injuries: Jared Spurgeon (foot).
David Perron - David Backes - T.J. Oshie
Andy McDonald - Alex Steen - Vladimir Tarasenko
Jaden Schwartz - Patrik Berglund - Chris Stewart
Vladimir Sobotka - Scott Nichol-Ryan Reaves/Jamie Langenbrunner
Wade Redden - Alex Pietrangelo
Barret Jackman - Kevin Shattenkirk
Kris Russell - Roman Polak
Scratches: either Nichol or Reaves, Matt D'Agostini and Ian Cole.
Note: If Nichol is scratched, Sobotka will slide into the middle between Langenbrunner on the left and Reaves on the right.