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06-18-2012, 06:12 PM
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From JR's recent morning skate...

• The assumption from many is that the Blues will be looking for a defensive partner to play with Alex Pietrangelo. The indication from Armstrong is that the Blues need to sign a top-four defenseman, a move that I think would be made in addition to the possibility of re-signing Barret Jackman. "To say that you want to find a player to play with Petro ... Petro can play with anybody," Armstrong said. "We want to find a top-four defenseman. Whether (that top-four defenseman) plays with (Kevin Shattenkirk), whether he plays with (Pietrangelo), whether he plays with Roman. If we could add one player that we feel really comfortable about being in the four, then we really feel good about our group."
• Armstrong indicated that if the Blues find a righthanded defenseman, then Pietrangelo, a righthander, could play on the left side. "I think Petro could move to the left and play with Shatty," Armstrong said. "I think he could move to the left and play with Roman if he had to. He's the guy that's going to make whoever he plays with better. It's more of a compliment to Petro, but given an injury, I believe he can play, with his hockey sense, he could play wing if he wants. I hope I'm not putting too much pressure on him, but I think he's an elite and special player. We're lucky to have him."

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Would you entertain the option of brining in a RHD and moving Petro to LHD with Shattenkirk or Polak?

Also, Army said he will be looking for a third line center in addition to a 7th piece of the defense group. Finally, he said Oshie, Steen or Sobotka could play 3rd line center if necessary. via...

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