Kaspick (ribs) was in attendance at Wednesday's practice session, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Kaspick is unlikely to secure a spot on the 23-man roster, however, will look to show the organization enough to warrant a spot on the short list of potential call-ups this season. Still, the Blues are deep down the middle which means the youngster will likely spent the entirety of the 2018-19 campaign in the minors.
Kaspick sustained a minor upper-body injury that isn't expected to be serious, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. General manager Doug Armstrong told reporters, "If this were a Game 7, he could probably play in it, but it's a Game 3 of preseason." The 20-year-old will almost certainly begin the year with AHL San Antonio, but could earn a call-up at some point if the team finds itself bit by the injury bug.
Kaspick inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blues on Monday. The Blues are hurting up front and they've lost out on the Jaromir Jagr sweepstakes -- he signed a one-year deal with Calgary -- but Kaspick is at least a nice organizational depth option for the Notes. An efficient two-way presence, the Manitoba native is fresh off a 45-point season with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL. He's already punched in for work with that same club this season, notching four points in as many games to complement a plus-2 rating.
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