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Hurricanes at Blues preview

Edmundson, Faulk face former teams for first time since Carolina trade with St. Louis

by Louie Korac / Independent Correspondent

HURRICANES (30-19-3) at BLUES (31-14-8)

8 p.m. ET; FS-MW, FS-CR, NHL.TV


The Game

Justin Faulk and Joel Edmundson will face their former teams for the first time when the St. Louis Blues host the Carolina Hurricanes at Enterprise Center on Tuesday.

Faulk, a defenseman who played his first eight NHL seasons with the Hurricanes, was traded to St. Louis on Sept. 24 along with a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft for Edmundson, forward Dominik Bokk and a seventh-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Edmundson played his first four NHL seasons in St. Louis and the defenseman helped the Blues win their first Stanley Cup last season.

The Blues will try to extend their point streak to 11 games at Enterprise Center. They are 9-0-1 their past 10 games on home ice but just 1-4-1 overall in their past six games.

Carolina has won three of four after going winless in three straight games (0-2-1). 


Players to watch

Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) his past eight games.

Blues forward Zach Sanford has seven points (two goals, five assists) in a five-game point streak.


They said it

"Just driving through downtown and Market Street, it brings back good memories. Just seeing all the guys, seeing the guys that work in the organization, seeing you [media] guys. I definitely missed it, but I'm definitely enjoying myself down in Carolina." -- Hurricanes defenseman Joel Edmundson 
"You're not going to be perfect for all 82 [games], but I think this could be a good thing for us. We had such a cushion there in first place, and now [Blues coach Craig Berube's] having to give the hand on us and we've got to get going again." -- Blues forward Brayden Schenn  


Hurricanes projected lineup

Warren Foegele -- Sebastian Aho -- Andrei Svechnikov

Nino Niederreiter -- Jordan Staal -- Teuvo Teravainen

Brock McGinn -- Erik Haula -- Justin Williams

Ryan Dzingel -- Jordan Martinook -- Martin Necas

Jaccob Slavin -- Trevor van Riemsdyk

Jake Gardiner -- Brett Pesce

Haydn Fleury -- Joel Edmundson

Petr Mrazek

James Reimer

Scratched: Lucas Wallmark 

Injured: Dougie Hamilton (fractured leg)


Blues projected lineup

Jaden Schwartz -- Brayden Schenn -- Robert Thomas

Zach Sanford -- Ryan O'Reilly -- David Perron

Alexander Steen -- Tyler Bozak -- Jordan Kyrou

Sammy Blais -- Ivan Barbashev -- Troy Brouwer

Carl Gunnarsson -- Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester -- Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn -- Justin Faulk

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

Scratched: Robert Bortuzzo, Jacob de la Rose, Mackenzie MacEachern

Injured: Vladimir Tarasenko (shoulder), Oskar Sundqvist (lower body)


Status report

Dzingel will return after being a healthy scratch for the first time Sunday, replacing Wallmark, who will be a healthy scratch for the first time. ... Sundqvist skated on his own prior to an optional skate, and Berube said the forward is feeling better but will miss his fourth straight game.


Stat pack

Mrazek is 4-2-0 with one shutout, a 1.44 goals-against average and .945 save percentage in eight games against the Blues. ... Thomas has three points (one goal, two assists) in a three-game point streak.

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