Alex Pietrangelo to Play in Game 3

Alex Pietrangelo to Play in Game 3

Alex Pietrangelo

Sigh of relief. Alex Pietrangelo will play for the St. Louis Blues tonight in Game 3. Pietrangelo’s status was uncertain today until Ken Hitchcock announced to various media members that the defenseman will indeed be in the lineup in a pivotal game for the Blues.

Pietrangelo’s ability to play comes as the best news fans of the Blues have received since the team ousted the San Jose Sharks in the first round. Pietrangelo’s return couldn’t have come at a better time especially considering Game 2 saw the Blues turn in their worst period defensively in recent memory.

Hitchcock had stated he would not use Pietrangelo in Game 3 unless he was positive the defenseman was at full health. This bodes well for Blues fans that might be worried the defenseman is being rushed back too soon.