Sundqvist to return to Blues lineup tonight against Vegas
The St. Louis Blues, who have been beset by injuries for much of the season, get one player back Thursday night.
In a corresponding move, forward Nathan Walker was assigned to the team’s AHL affiliate in San Antonio. Walker had a goal and an assist in five games during his call-up. The 25-year-old has 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists) in 20 games with the Rampage this season.
Sundqvist was injured Nov. 27 in Tampa Bay when colliding with Lightning defenseman Luke Schenn, brother of Blues forward Brayden Schenn. The 25-year-old forward already had scored two goals in the game, which the Blues won 4-3.
Sundqvist has eight goals and four assists in 26 games this season.
Veteran forward Alexander Steen is believed to be nearing a return from a high ankle sprain.