Blues assign Jaskin to Chicago; Reaves rejoins lineup -

Blues assign Jaskin to Chicago; Reaves rejoins lineup

(HockeySTL)-- The Blues have assigned forward Dmitrij Jaskin to the American Hockey League, the club announced on Thursday. Jaskin will rejoin the Chicago Wolves immediately.

The winger had been with the Blues since he was called up in late October. During his stint with the team, Jaskin played in six games, tallying just one goal, which came on Oct. 25 in his first NHL game of the year.

A plethora of injuries to the Blues’ forward group early in the season led to Jaskin’s promotion. However, as the team battled past the illness and injuries that were plaguing the locker room, Jaskin’s playing time decreased. He was a healthy scratch in two of the last three games.

“You have to use it as motivation,” Jaskin said a few weeks ago when talking about the possibility of being sent back to the AHL once the Blues regained full health. “You can’t get frustrated or disappointed or something like that, you just have to use it later on as motivation. “

With Ryan Reaves and T.J. Oshie returning to the line-up Thursday, Jaskin had to be moved due to salary cap space.s

Reaves, who missed Tuesday’s game against Buffalo with a foot injury, has already been declared a player in Thursday’s game against Nashville. While Oshie could also play against the Predators if he feels 100 percent, he has to receive final clearance from doctors. The team would also have to activate the forward from injured reserve in order for him to rejoin the lineup.

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