For the second straight game, veteran winger Jamie Langenbrunner will watch the St. Louis Blues play in street clothes. Head coach Ken Hitchcock decided to keep his lineup the same for Monday's game against the Predators in Nashville, which is pretty reasonable after his team destroyed Detroit 6-0 in the season-opener. Hitchcock told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he doesn't think the jersey space-challenging forward will be a regular on the healthy scratch list, however.* "We felt like if everybody came through healthy and we played that well, why change the lineup," Hitchcock said. "You know, they're going to play. I think sometimes you start over-thinking, like you don't want to get guys too far away from it. "But (Langenbrunner) knows the deal. He's a veteran guy; he knows the deal. And I think when he gets in, he's going to be a good player, and when he gets in he's not going to get pushed out."
Blues scratch Langenbrunner for second straight game
Pro Hockey Talk | Jan 21