The St. Louis Blues have announced their 2018-19 opening night lineup and there are quite a few new faces. Beyond all the additions from this summer’s transactions, several youngsters won a spot with the team.
Notably included are Robert Thomas, Sammy Blais, Jordan Kyrou and Jordan Schmaltz. Below is the full lineup.
Injured Reserve: Oskar Sundqvist
And these are the players who are headed to San Antonio.
That makes 12 forwards, nine defensemen and two goalies.
The Blues are rolling with nine defensemen due to their current injuries. Though this is the lineup the team has announced, don’t get too attached to it. More moves are likely once Bortuzzo serves his suspension and after Fabbri returns to full health (assuming he does).
Overall, there aren’t a ton of surprises here, but it is impressive how many young players made the cut. Personally, I’m extremely excited to watch both Thomas and Kyrou competing at the NHL level. Expectations are high.