Blais picked up an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks in Game 6. Blais has contributed three points and 48 hits in eight postseason contests. The physical winger isn't likely to get on the scoresheet much, but he is listed on the second line for the Blues.
Blais has a goal and an assist, as well as 24 hits in three playoff games. Blais has averaged 14:26 per game in the playoffs, much higher than the 9:51 he typically saw in 32 regular-season games. The 22-year-old winger started the Western Conference finals on the second line alongside Ryan O'Reilly and David Perron, which could lead to a boost in his point production during the series if he is able to connect with those linemates.
Blais (ankle) skated at full speed during Tuesday's practice but won't play in Game 4 versus the Jets, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Blais adds a physical component when he's in the lineup, as he averaged 2.9 hits per game during the regular season. He filled in for David Perron (maintenance) during Tuesday's skate, so it appears he may be the next man up if a Blues' forward gets injured.
Blais (ankle) will not suit up for Sunday's Game 3 contest against the Blues, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports. Blais hasn't cracked the lineup since March 12 and had just four points in 32 regular season games. His next chance to play will be in Game 4 on Tuesday.
Blais (ankle) won't be in the lineup for Friday's Game 2 matchup with Winnipeg, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Blais has been skating with the team, albeit not included in line rushes. At this point, even if the winger is close to 100 percent, there is no guarantee he would slot back into the lineup - instead serving as a healthy scratch.
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