If the Blues are able to utilize two forwards who got dinged up during Tuesday’s win–Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko–it’s likely that their lineup will remain the same for Thursday’s game. If either player has to sit out, it could create an opportunity for Nail Yakupov or Ty Rattie.
There’s also a chance that defenseman Robert Bortuzzo could be ready for Thursday’s game, though it sounds like he’s more likely to return for Saturday’s game against Nashville. Against a San Jose team that’s built around speed and finesse, it’s probably slightly more advantageous to have Petteri Lindbohm in the lineup than the rugged bruiser Bortuzzo, anyway.
Here’s what Thursday’s lineup could look like: