Schwartz (undisclosed) appears to be ready to return the lineup tonight.
Schwartz missed the last two games but is skating on the Blues' top line with Alex Steen and T.J Oshie this morning. His participation in line-rushes during the morning skate suggests that he is back in. Schwartz has eight goals and 14 assists (22 points) in 31 games. With David Backes out Schwartz has a great shot on the top-line tonight vs. Montreal.
Schwartz is not on the ice for the Blues this morning and could be out tonight.
There is no word on what is ailing Schwartz but his absence from the morning skate suggests that he will not be in the lineup tonight against the Senators. Schwartz has been hot as of late posting five goals and seven assists in his last 12 games.
Hitchcock made it clear that rookie Jaden Schwartz would not make his NHL debut against Carolina tomorrow. For one thing, Schwartz is still recuperating from a bout with Strep Throat, and he is not quite up to par energy-wise.
Schwartz probably plays on the third line to start his NHL career. Expect the youngster to give the Blues some fresh legs.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Monday the club has signed their first overall draft pick in 2010, Jaden Schwartz, to an entry level contract.
Schwartz is expected to join the team tomorrow and could immediately get a look in the lineup. He scored 15 goals and 41 points in 30 games with Colorado College.