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Saturday, April 19, 2014
T.J. Oshie back after 3 games

By Scott Powers
ESPNChicago.com

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie played against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round series on Saturday after missing the last three games due to an upper-body injury.

Oshie has not played since he took a hit to the head against the Minnesota Wild on April 10. He had 21 goals, 39 assists and a plus-19 rating in 79 regular-season games.

Blues forward Patrik Berglund was scratched for Game 2 and missed his third consecutive game with an upper-body injury. He had 14 goals, 18 assists and a plus-10 rating in 78 regular-season games.

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock has said numerous times he expects all of his players to be healthy at some point in the first four games of the series.

Oshie replaced forward Brenden Morrow in the Blues' lineup on Saturday. Morrow played in Game 1.

The Blues defeated the Blackhawks 4-3 in triple overtime of Thursday's Game 1.