Paajarvi to make debut for Blues against Blackhawks

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After being reduced to a spectator to start the season, Magnus Paajarvi will make his debut for the St. Louis Blues against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, as per Lou Korac of NHL.com.

Paajarvi, a former first-round pick of the Oilers back in 2009, was traded out of Edmonton to the Blues in exchange for David Perron in July.

However, Paajarvi had been a healthy scratch in the Blues’ first five games – four of those are wins, by the way.

“The team is going very well,” Paajarvi told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I’m fortunate to be on the team. I want to be a part of it and, obviously, I want a bigger part. I want to play every game. Of course it’s tough mentally, because I’ve never been in this situation.

“But I’m going to just be patient, keep working. A positive attitude is critical I think.”

During his time in Edmonton, spread out over three seasons, Paajarvi scored 26 goals and had 58 points in 163 regular season games.