Santini was recalled to the active roster Thursday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Santini will enter the lineup in Thursday's regular-season finale, taking the place of Colton Parayko (undisclosed). The 26-year-old Santini has posted eight hits and five shots on net in two games for the Blues this year.
Santini was assigned to the taxi squad Tuesday, per CapFriendly. Santini may be back on the active roster for the Blues' last two games of the regular season against the Wild. The Blues are missing three defensemen due to injury, so Santini could fill a bottom-pairing role.
Santini agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way contract extension with St. Louis on Tuesday. Santini has played in just one game for the Blues this season in which he logged a meager 5:55 of ice time. While he provides some decent emergency depth, the blueliner should probably be expected to spend the bulk of his time in the minors.
Santini was recalled from St. Louis' taxi squad Monday. Santini's eligible to make his Blues debut Monday against the Avalanche, and he will likely do so with both Colton Parayko and Vince Dunn sidelined by upper-body injuries. The 26-year-old blueliner has 21 points in 116 career NHL appearances, all with the Devils.
Santini was reassigned to the taxi squad Sunday, according to CapFriendly. Santini continues to shift between the taxi squad and active roster but hasn't appeared in an NHL game yet this season. He should continue to serve as an insurance body.
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