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The Plan For Ryan O’Reilly In St. Louis

from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Yeo said he doesn’t want to name any line combinations just yet. He said there’s a good chance the combos will be different from the first day of camp to the second. The Blues have more depth and more flexibility up front, so there could be more mixing and matching during camp and once the regular season starts.

“We’re going to have a lot more moving parts,” Yeo said.

But if he does put O’Reilly on the same line as Tarasenko, you won’t hear any complaints from O’Reilly.

“Obviously, I hope to get the opportunity,” O’Reilly said. “He’s one of the most elite scorers in the game. Playing against him for years now, seeing what he does, the way he shoots the puck, his sense out there — just a dangerous hockey player. You’ve always got to be aware of what he’s doing on the ice at all times.

“And to be playing with him, on the same team as him ... I hope to be setting him up and working hand in hand with him.”

Beyond that, Yeo said it’s possible you could see O’Reilly and Schenn, who are both centers, on the No. 1 power play unit.

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