Hitchcock said he thinks Paajarvi looks good and is ready to go. In the next two games, he expects to get Paajarvi and Porter in the lineup.
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) March 21, 2014
For a team that is already without Vladimir Tarasenko for the next few weeks, getting Paajarvi back in the lineup is a positive. The former first-round pick struggled mightily during his first few months as a Blue, but was starting to come around prior to his injury on March 13.
He’d compiled four points in six games, which is good for a third of his total production on the year. Will Paajarvi be able to pick up where he left off? That’d be a big plus for the Blues, as scoring depth is what will help ease the loss of Tarasenko.