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will Paul Kariya play on the powerplay tonight?
According to Jeremy Rutherford, Paul Kariya wasn’t involved in the powerplay practice this morning. The two units practising today were:
Brad Boyes, Keith Tkachuk, Lars Eller, Darryl Sydor and Alex Pietrangelo
David Perron, David Backes, Patrik Berglund, T.J. Oshie and Erik Johnson
It’s interesting – Kariya has had bad bounces and seemed to have trouble keeping the puck IN the zone. Maybe Murray feels it’s time to send a message or two.
The same personnel will be suiting up tonight – and the Eller, Berglund and Oshie line is expected to stay together. Jackman and McDonald shouldn’t be out too much longer and then the Blues have to make the decision about whether to send Eller back down. Although Eller is currently up under emergency conditions, this can be changed to normal at the Blues discretion.
Carlo Colaiacovo is listed as a healthy scratch and, although he has recovered from the flu, needs to get his fitness levels back up and needs to play his way back into the lineup.
Chris Mason is expected to get the start tonight with possibly Ty Conklin starting tomorrow.