Per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jim Thomas, St. Louis Blues forward Brayden Schenn seems to be unavailable for the Winter Classic tonight in Minneapolis. He didn’t take warmups.
Schenn’s been day-to-day with an upper-body injury since the middle of December, but many were hopeful he could return in time for the biggest outdoor game of the year.
His absence is compensated for by the return of other key portions of the team. Pavel Buchnevich and Ivan Barbashev are back in the lineup and will be counted on to play larger roles tonight.
Schenn’s struggled to stay healthy this year. Through just 19 games, he still has 10 points.