Schwartz returned to the lineup Friday, scoring a goal and adding an assist in 13:31 of ice time in a win over Florida. Schwartz had missed the past 49 games after fracturing his ankle in late-October. The 23-year-old skated on the second line with Vladimir Tarasenko and now has six points in the eight games he's appeared in this season. Now that he's back in the Blues' lineup, make sure you get the former 28-goal-scorer back into your fantasy lineup.
Schwartz (ankle) will return to the active lineup Friday night against the Panthers and he'll be skating with centerman Jori Lehtera and right wing Vladimir Tarasenko, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Schwartz has missed 49 games since fracturing his left ankle Oct. 23. The line combination should be familiar to Schwartz, who skated with Tarasenko and Lehthera all last season, a unit dubbed the "STL" line. Schwartz's return comes at a time of need for the Blues, who have scored one or fewer goals in five of the last six games. Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock was quick to tap the brakes on Schwartz being a savior or making an immediate impact, but clearly, the team is hopeful for some type of infusion of offense from the 23-year-old forward who's scored 53 goals the last two seasons.
Schwartz (ankle) has been activated from injured reserve and is expected to rejoin the lineup for Friday's game against the Panthers. Schwartz's activation certainly makes it seem as though he'll join his teammates on the ice for Friday's contest, but an official confirmation should come closer to the game. If he does return, the 23-year-old winger is expected to slot in alongside Paul Stastny and Vladimir Tarasenko, and he should provide the team with some much needed firepower as they begin inching towards the playoffs.
Schwartz (ankle) remains unready to rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Jets, but hopes to return during one of the two games on the teams upcoming road trip to Florida, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Schwartz will have to chances to return in Florida either Friday against the Panthers or Sunday when they take on the Lightning. The team should again update his status as his return draws near, so expect a refreshed update on him as the weekend games close in. When Schwartz does return to the lineup, he's slated to join a line with Paul Stastny and Vladimir Tarasenko.
Schwartz (ankle) won't play Saturday against the Wild, Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest reports. Head coach Ken Hitchcock told reporters Friday that he's "waiting for Schwartz to tell him he's ready to go," indicating that the talented young winger is likely close to returning to game action. He won't play Saturday, however, meaning his next chance to return to the lineup won't come until Tuesday against Winnipeg. Expect an update on Schwartz's status ahead of St. Louis' matchup with the Jets.
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