The Blues held out defenseman Marco Scandella from today’s seventh and final game against Arizona as they were hesitant to part with a winning lineup, reports Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic (Twitter link). The veteran has missed the last couple of weeks with an upper-body injury and has averaged nearly 19 minutes per game in nine contests this season.
Meanwhile, the Blues announced that blueliner Torey Krug sustained an upper-body injury in today’s game and is listed as day-to-day. Krug leads all St. Louis defenders with nine points in 16 games so far this season. If he’s unable to suit up on Thursday against San Jose, that could provide the opportunity for Scandella to return to the lineup.
Elsewhere around the league:
- Tonight’s game between the Stars and Predators was postponed. This had nothing to due with COVID-19 but instead, Matthew DeFranks of the Dallas Morning News notes that the decision was made at the request the Mayor of Dallas due to ongoing power issues from the storm that has hit the area hard. DeFranks adds that a similar request could be made for tomorrow’s game. The league has not yet decided when the game will be rescheduled for.
- After welcoming winger Jansen Harkins back from injured reserve today, the Jets may soon be doing the same for center Nate Thompson. Sportsnet’s Ken Wiebe reports (Twitter link) that the team expects the veteran to be available to play soon. Thompson has played in four games on Winnipeg’s fourth line this season after signing a one-year, $750K contract in free agency.