Originally written December 26, 2011 on STLSportsMinute:
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T.J. Oshie has been a major reason for the St. Louis Blues resurgence under new coach Ken Hitchcock. Since Hitchcock took over behind the bench, Oshie has been one of the Blues top players and looks to be finally living up to the high ceiling and huge upside potential many have projected for him since the Blues drafted him out of North Dakota. Oshie is tied for the team lead in points with 23 on the season and leads all Blues with 12 assists while playing stellar hockey on both ends of the ice. Unfortunately, a lingering wrist injury suffered back on November 19th in Minnesota will keep Oshie out of the lineup for the Blues for the next two games, including Monday night's game against the Dallas Stars. Hitchcock told Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that it is better to sit Oshie and get him as healthy as possible rather than see him continue to play hurt and at less than one hundred percent. "Osh has a sore wrist and we've opted to get him as clos...
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