Thomas had surgery on his wrist to repair tendon damage, the team announced Monday. According to the Blues, Thomas will be re-evaluated ahead of training camp, so it appears the center will be ready for Opening Night. The 19-year-old racked up nine goals, 24 assists and 80 shots in his rookie campaign, before adding another six points in 21 postseason contests. If he can avoid the sophomore slump, the Ontario native should be capable of challenging for the 40-point mark next season in a top-six role.
Thomas (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 7 against the Bruins, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. Thomas returned to the lineup for Game 6 after missing the Blues' previous four contests, but he was clearly still hampered by the undisclosed injury that he's been dealing with for much of the postseason, and only ended up logging 9:21 of ice time while posting a minus-2 rating. The 19-year-old rookie should be back to 100 percent well ahead of next season's training camp, but for now, he can only hope that his teammates will finish the job and win St. Louis' first Stanley Cup in franchise history by stealing Game 7 on the road.
Thomas (undisclosed) will return to the lineup for Sunday's Game 6 against the visiting Bruins, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Thomas has missed the past four games of the series since he was hit hard by Bruins defenseman Torey Krug in Game 1, but will make his return to the lineup. With Ivan Barbashev suspended for Sunday's game, it's likely that the Blues will be content with the same lineup they had for Game 5, and insert Thomas in Barashev's place. It may be risky to roll out the 19-year-old in DFS, considering his recent injury and the fact that he has just six points in 20 postseason contests.
Coach Craig Berube labeled Thomas (undisclosed) a game-time decision for Sunday's Game 6 versus the Bruins, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Thomas skated as the right wing on the third line during Saturday's practice, suggesting he's in a good position to make a return after missing the last four contests of the series. He owns just one goal and six points during 20 postseason contests, so he may not be a huge factor even if available.
Thomas (undisclosed) isn't expected to be in the lineup for Thursday's Game 5 against the Bruins, NHL.com's Louie Korac reports. Thomas will miss a fourth straight game Thursday and still hasn't returned to practice, so his chances of rejoining the lineup before the series comes to a close are quickly dwindling. Zachary Sanford will continue to occupy a spot on the Blues' second line while Thomas is on the shelf.
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