Gunnarsson expected to be a scratch vs. Flyers
Gunnarsson, who was activated from injured reserve Tuesday, figures to miss his 15th straight game since suffering an upper-body injury Dec. 12 against the Vegas Golden Knights. Technically, he’s a healthy scratch against Philadelphia as the Blues await his return to game readiness.
Defenseman Colton Parayko (upper body) is eligible to come off IR anytime after being placed on the list retroactively Tuesday, but he will miss his sixth straight game.
Jordan Binnington, who watched backup Jake Allen earn the win in the Blues’ 4-1 victory Monday over Anaheim, is slated to start in goal.
The projected lineup vs. the Flyers:
Jaden Schwartz – Brayden Schenn – Oskar Sundqvist
Zach Sanford – Ryan O’Reilly – David Perron
Alexander Steen – Robert Thomas – Tyler Bozak
Mackenzie MacEachern – Jacob de la Rose – Ivan Barbashev
Vince Dunn – Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester – Justin Faulk
Niko Mikkola – Robert Bortuzzo