DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 23: Jason Arnott #44 of the St. Louis Blues skates against the Detroit Red Wings during their NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on January 23, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images) By Dave Sandford
(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.