Gunnarsson (upper-body) will miss at least the next four games.
Gunnarsson missed Saturday’s game with an upper-body injury that he suffered last Friday. Head coach Mike Yeo already ruled him out through this weekend, so look for Jordan Schmaltz to remain in the lineup for the time being.
Maroon (upper-body) won’t play Monday; could be back this weekend.
Maroon will miss his third straight game with an upper-body injury, but head coach Mike Yeo left the door open for him to return during the Blues’ back-to-back on Friday/Saturday.
Steen (upper-body) is day-to-day; won’t play on Monday.
Steen will miss his third straight game with an upper-body injury. Steen is listed as day-to-day, so he could be back at some point this week. Nikita Soshnikov will remain in the Blues lineup while Steen is sidelined.
Schwartz (upper-body) is expected to miss at least the next four games.
Schwartz missed Saturday’s game in San Jose and will miss this entire week with an upper-body injury. Head coach Mike Yeo ruled Schwartz out for at least the next four games, so monitor his status as the Blues head into next week.
Allen will start Monday vs. the Kings.
Allen stopped 32 of 33 shots in the Blues win in Vegas last Friday. Allen has had some struggles this season, but he has stopped 50 of the last 52 shots (.962 SV%) that he’s faced coming into Monday. Tonight he faces a Kings team that has lost four of their last five and will be playing their third game in four nights.
Source: Lou Korac 11/19/18, 1:44 pm EST
Johnson will start Friday in San Jose.
Johnson allowed three goals on 18 shots in the Blues loss to Minnesota last Sunday. Johnson started all three games last week, going 2-1-0 while stopping 86 of 90 shots (.956 SV%). One of those wins came against the Sharks, who he’ll face again tonight—he stopped all 33 shots that he faced in the 4-0 shutout win last Friday.
Steen is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Steen missed the Blues morning skate and will not play Friday in Vegas. Steen is day-to-day, so he will be replaced by Brayden Schenn.
Schenn (upper-body) will be back in the Blues lineup on Friday.
Despite being placed on IR on Thursday, Schenn will play tonight in Vegas. Schenn’s move to IR was retroactive to November 3rd, so he is eligible to be activated before tonight’s game. Schenn is expected to skate on a line with Tyler Bozak and Robby Fabbri and returns to the lineup with nine points (3G / 6A) in 12 games this season.
Allen will start Friday in Vegas.
Allen allowed one goal on 19 shots in the Blues loss in Chicago on Wednesday. It was a solid outing for Allen, who was on the verge of losing his starting job last week. He will make his second straight start tonight in Vegas, who he stopped 31 shots against in a win on November 1st.
The Blues recalled Sammy Blais from San Antonio (AHL).
Blais was recalled to serve as a reserve forward on the Blues’ two-game road-trip with Brayden Schenn going on IR. Blais has just two goals in nine games with the Rampage this season.
Source: Lou Korac 11/16/18, 9:07 am EST
The Blues have placed Brayden Schenn (upper-body) on IR.
Schenn has missed the last four games with an upper-body injury, so his movement to IR was just to create a roster spot to recall Sammy Blais before they head to Vegas and San Jose. Schenn is expected to miss both of those games, but is eligible to return whenever he is healthy.
Source: Lou Korac 11/15/18, 5:36 pm EST
Soshnikov will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.
Soshnikov was in the lineup for the last two games, but will be replaced by Patrick Maroon on Wednesday. Soshnikov has averaged just 7:32 TOI/gm in his first two games of the year.
Maroon will be back in the Blues lineup on Wednesday.
Maroon will be back in the Blues lineup on Wednesday. Maroon was a healthy scratch for the last two games, but will replace Nikita Soshnikov tonight. Maroon is still searching for his first goal of the season and will skate on the fourth line with Ivan Barbashev and Oskar Sundqvist.
Schmaltz will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.
Schmaltz was in the lineup for the last three games, but will be replaced by Jay Bouwmeester on Wednesday. Schmaltz, who had nice offensive numbers in the AHL, has just four assists in 33 career NHL games.
Bouwmeester is expected to be back in the Blues lineup on Wednesday.
Bouwmeester was a healthy scratch for the last three games, but will replace Jordan Schmaltz on Wednesday. The veteran blueliner has just two assists and a minus-7 rating in 11 games this season.
Allen will start Wednesday in Chicago.
Allen allowed five goals on 45 shots in the Blues 5-1 loss to Minnesota on November 3rd. Chad Johnson ended up starting all three games last week, but Allen will start the first game this week. The 28-year-old has already faced the Blackhawks three times this season, going 1-0-2 with a putrid 4.34 GAA and .879 SV%.
Schenn (upper-body) will remain out on Wednesday.
Schenn will miss his fourth straight game on Wednesday, which means that Robert Thomas will continue to play an elevated role. Monitor Schenn’s status as he heads into the back-to-back on Friday and Saturday.
Johnson will start Sunday vs. the Wild.
Source: Jim Thomas 11/11/18, 1:45 pm EST
Schenn (upper-body) will not play on Friday.
Schenn will miss his second straight game with an upper-body injury, which means Ryan O’Reilly will centre the top line and Robert Thomas and Robby Fabbri will play expanded roles.
Johnson will start Friday vs. the Sharks.
Johnson stopped 38 of 39 shots in the Blues win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. Johnson recorded his first win of the season and carries a 2.48 GAA and .919 SV% into his second straight start. Tonight he faces a Sharks team that has dropped three of their last four and come in on the tail-end of a back-to-back.
Source: Jim Thomas 11/9/18, 12:34 pm EST