Wade Megan and his perfect shooting percentage will return to St. Louis while Paul Stastny is out with a lower-body injury.
After placing center Paul Stastny on injured reserve Tuesday morning, the St. Louis Blues filled his roster spot later Tuesday, recalling center Wade Megan from the AHL Chicago Wolves. It’s likely that Megan will be in the Blues’ lineup Wednesday night when they face the Detroit Red Wings, eliminating the need to shift a wing such as Alexander Steen, Jaden Schwartz, or Dmitrij Jaskin inside to center.
While Megan is surely glad to be in the NHL, it’s highly likely that his elusive 100.0% career shooting percentage will drop during Wednesday night’s game. Megan scored on his first (and only) NHL shot during his NHL debut back on December 22. He was sent back to Chicago the next day and has not been back until now.
The 26-year-old center has 23 goals and 22 assists with a plus-14 rating in 50 AHL games this season. Those 45 points are good for fourth in the AHL, as he trails (among others) now-Blues teammate Kenny Agostino.
It’s quite possible that Megan will center the fourth line between Scottie Upshall and Ryan Reaves–as he did during his NHL debut–in Wednesday’s game while Ivan Barbashev moves up to center a third line with Magnus Paajarvi and Kenny Agostino. It’s also possible, however, that Megan could see time on that Paajarvi and Agostino line, reuniting with two of his former Wolves teammates, if he ultimately suits up against Detroit.