Coach Ken Hitchcock said that Patrik Berglund will start the year on a line with David Backes and T.J. Oshie.
Berglund didn't have a successful transition from center to the wing last season, but the Blues feel it was because he wasn't given a chance to solidify himself anywhere. Perhaps a move alongside a pair of talented players will help in that regard.
Alexander Steen (undisclosed) will get into St. Louis' lineup on Tuesday night.
He was held out of the team's previous two preseason contests after he got "banged up" in a scrimmage. Steen is excited to be seeing game action even if it is just the exhibition schedule. He's slated to play with Paul Stastny and Joakim Lindstrom.
Paul Postma (undisclosed) skated Tuesday morning.
He hasn't played yet in the preseason and is listed as day-to-day still due to an undisclosed ailment. "It’s a matter of strength" coach Paul Maurice said. "These are all kind of minor muscle issues that we're waiting for them to feel good."
Coach Paul Maurice said that Eric O'Dell (upper body) is close to getting back on the ice.
However, he is expected to be sidelined for a few more days with an unspecified upper-body injury.
Patrice Cormier didn't suffer any damage after he took a stick to his eye on Monday.
He's still listed as day-to-day. Cormier will probably be heading to the minors when he's ready to go.
Dustin Byfuglien is still out with a minor lower-body injury.
"He's getting better every day," coach Paul Maurice said. "We're just waiting for it, to get a real strong sense of it." It doesn't sound like Byfuglien will be out of action for much longer, but lingering issues can be concerning if they aren't taken care of at the right time. However, he isn't expected to miss time at the start of the regular season.
Eric Staal has recovered from his core muscle injury and is expected to suit up in Tuesday's exhibition game against St. Louis.
"It's been good," Staal said of his progress in training camp thus far. "I'm ready to get into game action to test that and see how it feels, but I foresee no issues moving forward." It will be his first preseason game.
Alexander Semin is set to make his preseason debut on Tuesday night.
He had been dealing with a wrist injury that underwent surgery during the off-season. Semin is projected to join Jiri Tlusty and Eric Staal on the top line in the contest.