T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund out for Blues in Game 1 vs. Blackhawks

Thursday April 17th, 2014

T.J. Oshie (left) (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) T.J. Oshie (left) and Patrik Berglund (right) won't play in Thursday's playoff opener. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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