Stanley Cup 2019: Blues’ Robert Thomas to play for first time since Game 1

first_imgRobert Thomas says he’s back in the #stlblues lineup tonight.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 9, 2019The 19-year-old center comes back just in time to fill the vacancy left by center Ivan Barbashev, who will be serving a one-game suspension for his high hit on Boston’s Marcus Johansson in Game 5.MORE: Tarasenko to play in Game 6 after son’s birthRobert Thomas could return to the Blues lineup tonight as a replacement for Ivan Barbashev (suspended). Thomas would go back on the third line with Tyler Bozak and Pat Maroon. Sammy Blais could take Barbashev’s place on the fourth line with Oskar Sundqvist and Alex Steen.— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) June 9, 2019Thomas has six points (1-5-6) in 20 games this postseason and is coming off of a 33-point regular season. Robert Thomas’ return to the Blues’ lineup could not have been more timely.Originally listed as a game-time decision, Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported Thomas said he is playing in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night after missing the previous four contests with an undisclosed injury. The rookie was the recipient of Torey Krug’s monstrous hit in Game 1 but St. Louis coach Craig Berube said Thomas’ injury was unrelated.last_img

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