Although the deadline for the players disclaimer of interest vote is 6:00 pm Saturday, there is already enough votes cast to give Donald Fehr the authority to dismantle the union if CBA negotiations fail to progress.
Brian Elliott will start for the Blues on Thursday against Edmonton.
Jimmy Howard will be between the pipes on Friday against Toronto.
Tyler Johnson (undisclosed) is back on the ice for Wednesday's practice.
Nicklas Backstrom (hip) is making progress.
New Jersey has returned Pavel Zacha to Sarnia of the OHL.
Jakob Silfverberg (head) has clearance to practice with his teammates.
Frank Corrado has been claimed off waivers by Toronto.
Mike Reilly has been assigned to the AHL.
Pascal Dupuis will miss the next four-to-five weeks with a lower-body injury.
Zack Kassian has been placed in stage two of the NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program.
Teuvo Teravainen is slated to start the regular season alongside Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa.