Gameday: Senators at Blues

DON BRENNAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:47 AM ET

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74 T.J. Oshie C

Age: 22 Ht: 5-foot-11 Wt: 170 lbs.

2008-09 Stats: 22 GP 5 G 7 A 12 P 2 Pims

THE SKINNY: First pick (24th overall) of the Blues in 2005 ... Averaged more than a point a game in each of his three seasons at the University of North Dakota ... Last spotted playing left wing on the Blues' first line, with Patrik Berglund and David Perron ... Has four points in his last five games ... Scored his second game-winning shootout goal vs. Boston Jan. 19 ...

A native of Mount Vernon, Wash.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

SENATORS: RW Shean Donovan (lower body) did not make the trip. He is expected to return to action next week ... C Dean McAmmond (ill) missed practice, but did travel with the team

yesterday and could play

tonight.

BLUES: C Andy McDonald (ankle) has been out since November. He is expected to return next week ... G Manny Legace (groin) was the backup to Chris Mason last week and should be ready to go tonight.

NOTEWORTHY

St. Louis -- Bad news for the Senators: The Blues, who will be playing their first game since the break, were enjoying their best stretch of the season prior to all-star weekend. They are 3-0-1 in their last four, a stretch that includes victories over the Bruins and Blackhawks ... G Chris Mason is likely to start for the Blues; Brian Elliott gets the call for the Senators ... C Peter Regin is on the trip and will likely play once again on a line with Mike Fisher and Nick Foligno ... Coach Craig Hartsburg will decide this morning whether to play D Jason Smith and/or D/LW Christoph Schubert, who were both healthy scratches Tuesday ... The Senators are 1-18-1 when trailing after two periods.


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