Jason Arnott back in the lineup on Thursday

Jason Arnott back in the lineup on Thursday

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GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 23: Jason Arnott #44 of the St. Louis Blues during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on December 23, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blues defeated the Coyotes 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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by Andrew Allsman, HockeyStL

KMOV.com

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 16 at 12:02 AM

(HockeyStL) -- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported Wednesday that Jason Arnott will be in the lineup on Thursday.

Arnott, 37, has missed the last six games with a shoulder injury that occurred in a game against the Los Angeles Kings on February 3, when he slid heavily into the boards.

Arnott is expected to take the ice with the team in Thursday’s matchup against the New York Islanders as the Blues look to improve upon their 24-3-4 home record.

Defenseman Kent Huskins could also be in the lineup Thursday as he declared Wednesday that he is healthy enough to play. The 32 year old defenseman has been out since October 28 when he fractured his ankle blocking a shot.

Defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo is waiting on the results of the X-rays he had taken on Wednesday on his right wrist. He left practice early in discomfort and he and the Blues should know more soon on the extent of the injury. If Colaiacovo is unable to play Thursday, then Huskins will take his spot in the lineup.

Blues forward Alex Steen skated with the team Wednesday, but is not close to returning.

Both Evgeny Grachev and Ian Cole were sent down to Peoria today since Arnott and Huskins are now healthy.

-- Andrew Allsman, HockeyStL

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