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Oshie still out for Blues; Jaskin to make NHL debut (Updated)

Apr 16, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

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With just five goals in their last five games, it’s safe to say the St. Louis Blues are missing TJ Oshie.

But Oshie won’t play again tonight when the Blues host Vancouver, and it’s not clear when he’ll be able to return from an injured ankle that’s kept him out of the lineup since March 28.

True Hockey’s Andy Strickland is “hearing” that the 26-year-old forward required a procedure that “will keep him out for at least a few more days.”

The procedure may have required a screw to fix Oshie’s ankle, according to Strickland.

Update:

In search of some offense, Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock has picked tonight for 20-year-old forward Dmitrij Jaskin to make his NHL debut.

Related: Blues call up QMJHL scoring sensation Jaskin

  1. thehighcountrybear - Apr 16, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Aaaaaaaah…words like screw and ankle should never appear in the same paragraph!

    If Oshie’s healthy and can find early form, the Blues are gonna rock the fantasies of several teams aspiring to Cup final berths…he’s the missing piece.

    Hitchcock may have the last laugh in a season full of comedy after all…

  2. 22bju - Apr 16, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Disagree, he’s not the missing piece in my opinion. He’s been playing all year until recently and definitely not as good as he played during his contract year (last year). I’d rather have him in the lineup than not, but he’s not the difference or missing piece.

    Blues just have to score goals. It seems like something is always broke with this team preventing them from being complete. Before Bouwmeester and Leopold the left side of the defense sucked and couldn’t clear pucks out of the zone. They fixed that, and now they forgot how to score.

    The Blues should get to the playoffs, and if they do, nobody wants to see them in the first round. They can beat anybody, very dangerous team!

  3. 22bju - Apr 16, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Also, hopefully Jaskin is the real deal. If Blues could get the second coming of Keith Tkachuck than they are more than ready to make a run at the CUP!

  4. thehighcountrybear - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Sorry, I meant missing link, my bad…

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