Jaskin, 20, has been the talk of training camp so far. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound wing joined the Blues late last season, and has skated with Derek Roy and Chris Stewart in practice. Out of the five mentioned here, he likely has the highest chance of being a Blue instead of a Chicago Wolf, the Blues' minor league affiliate, starting this season.
2) Ty Rattie, RW, Shoots: R, Drafted: 32nd in 2011
Anticipation surrounding Rattie, 20, has neared the level of hype Jaskin has created. The 6-foot, 178-pound wing has flashed his quick release while teamed with Blues captain
David Backes and Alex Steen during practices. Both Jaskin and Rattie are in the expected lineup for the Blues' preseason game against Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
3) Jani Hakanpaa, D, Shoots: R, Drafted: 104th in 2010
Hakanpaa, 21, has the kind of size that makes a coach drool: 6-5, 218 pounds. He will get time in the AHL to smooth out rough edges but is a name to remember when call-ups are needed during the season. He will get some action against Tampa Bay on Wednesday; he's listed in the expected lineup.
Edmundson, 20, logged 20-plus minutes of ice time in the Blues' first preseason game, a 6-5 shootout win over the
Dallas Stars on Sunday. Previously, the 6-4, 207-pounder had three assists and finished plus-4 in four games with the Blues at the NHL Prospects tournament in Michigan a week ago.
5) Cade Fairchild, D, Shoots: L, Drafted: 96th in 2007
Fairchild, 24, made his debut with the Blues in the 2011-12 season, and played five games. He hasn't been back since. The 5-11, 190-pounder will likely need a Blues player to go down with an injury if he is to be a factor this season.
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