SUNRISE, Fla. — The St. Louis Blues, with four acquires in their first four tries for exactly the second largest time in right biography, will make their traveling hockey reveal to the BB& T Center on Thursday night.
The Blues, who are capable of invite the Florida Panthers( 1-1-0 ), have been triumphing despite a massivenumber of early-season injuries.
Forwards Alexander Steen( left hand ), Patrik Berglund( shoulder surgery ), Robby Fabbri( knee surgery) and Zach Sanford( shoulder surgery) are all out. Fabbri is gone for the season, Sanford necessitates months of rehab, Berglund could be back by December, and Steen could revert by the end of this month.
On defense, the picture is not as windy. First-pair defenseman Jay Bouwmeester( left ankle) is the onlyplayer injured on the blue strand, and he could return within one week.
Despite all the harms, Blues coach Mike Yeo told you he is not make excuses — and neither will his players.
“The guys who are replenishing in know they have to perform, ” Yeo told reporters in New York following the Blues’ 3-1 win over the Rangers on Tuesday. “And our ex-servicemen are actually conjured their competitions and delivered in a big way.”
St. Louis, which opened this season as 26 -1 shootings to prevail the Stanley Cup, is certainly frisking better than good prognostication.
Starting goalie Jake Allen owns a 2.50 goals-against median in three plays and backup Carter Hutton thumped the Rangers on Tuesday while stopping 32 shootings, including 16 in a wild third period.
New to the Blues this year is Brayden Schenn, a send acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers, and “hes already” made a significant contribution with two destinations and three assists.
“It’s no secret — we’re missing top guys, ” Schenn told the media. “But people are stepping up, and that’s what it takes to be a good squad. We’re 4-0 — we’ll take it.”