T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund out for Blues in Game 1 vs. Blackhawks
The Blues enter the Stanley Cup playoffs limping.
Olympic hero T.J. Oshie and Patrick Berglund will miss St. Louis' postseason opener against defending champion Chicago on Thursday with upper-body injuries, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock announced at the team's morning skate.
St. Louis, which lost its last six regular-season games, will be without its second-leading scorer in Oshie (21 goals, 39 assists), who took a hit to the head from Minnesota's Mike Rupp last Thursday. The 27-year-old has reportedly been dealing with concussion symptoms.
Berglund, who had 14 goals and 18 assists in the regular season, has been out since Friday with a shoulder injury. The 25-year-old center is also one of the Blues' main faceoff men.
The timetable for each player's return is unknown. Game 2 is Saturday afternoon.
Hitchcock said Oshie and Berglund are out for Game 1. #WeAllBleedBlue — St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) April 17, 2014