This past week reports surfaced that the St. Louis Blues were close to signing veteran forward Scottie Upshall following the season-ending injury to Robby Fabbri. At this point no contract has officially been signed, but that could be on the verge of changing.
The Blues announced on Saturday morning that Upshall will be arriving in St. Louis today to meet with general manager Doug Armstrong and coach Mike Yeo.
Upshall spent the past two seasons with the Blues before going unsigned this summer as a free agent. He ended up getting a tryout contract with the Vancouver Canucks, but things did not quite work out there for him as the team wanted to get a closer look at some younger players.
The most recent injury to Fabbri, however, seems to have opened the door for Upshall to return to the Blues.
In 73 games this past season Upshall scored 10 goals and added eight assists. Along with Upshall the Blues are also one of the teams that is reportedly still kicking the tires on Jaromir Jagr.
Whether it is Upshall or Jagr the Blues definitely have a big hole to fill in their lineup with Fabbri being out for the season and several other forwards dealing with injuries.