Jason Arnott & Kent Huskins Activated
Some familiar faces will be on the ice tonight when the St. Louis Blues take on the New York Islanders. Jason Arnott and Kent Huskins have been activated from the IR and will play tonight, as reported by Jeremy Rutherford. Arnott has been listed as day-to-day with a shoulder injury while Huskins has only appeared in nine games this season after suffering an injury to his ankle that required surgery to repair.
Once again the Blues are closing in on having a healthy roster but the news today isn’t all positive. Huskins’ insertion in the lineup comes due to an injury to Carlo Colaiacovo. Colaiacovo suffered a wrist injury during the team’s practice and while the injury isn’t serious, he will get at least a night off. The wrist injury to Colaiacovo is just another injury in what has been a seemingly unending parade of injuries to the St. Louis defenseman. The rumor that Colaiacovo is made of glass has steadily been gaining traction.
Arnott’s return brings additional size and physicality to the lineup which is a welcome sign given the team’s rather shy physical play in their recent loss against Columbus. Arnott has also provided a decent amount of offense this season scoring 12 goals and 12 assists for 24 points in 49 games.
Huskins last played on October 28th against the Calgary Flames. At the time, Huskins was enjoying a brilliant start with the Blues providing solid defense while contributing more offense than he is usually known for. Through his first nine games with the Blues, Huskins had already tallied two goals and two assists. He is bound to have a bit of rust to work past but it will be nice to see him back protecting the St. Louis net.