The St. Louis Blues won’t just be without Alexander Steen on Saturday, as fellow forward Derek Roy was a late scratch for tonight’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
It wouldn’t make sense for it to be a healthy scratch, really. Roy has really been heating up lately, especially in notching more than a point-per-game in December (11 in 10). Adam Cracknell is taking his place in the lineup Saturday.
St. Louis is attempting to win four games in a row against Chicago for the first time since the late ’90s. That’s a daunting task even with your lineup at full strength, so the Blues have their work cut out for them with these key forward losses.