The St. Louis Blues suffered a huge blow this week, losing forwards Andy McDonald and Alex Steen to injuries that occurred during practice of all places. The timing of the injuries could not have come at a worst time for the Blues, who are set to welcome the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night at the Scottrade Center.
Just a week removed from losing Vladimir Tarasenko to a concussion, the Blues are now without their entire second line.
Many have already pointed out that rookie Jaden Schwartz and veteran Matt D'Agostini must step up in the absence of Steen and McDonald, which is an obvious assertion.
Schwartz and D'Agostini must step up and produce offense and play solid two-way games while Steen and McDonald are out. These are the two player who will benefit the most from increased ice time and suggesting that they must step up is taking the easy way out.
The player who must step up the most with the team short-handed is goalie Jaroslav Halak.
The Blues have been a sol...